In the wake of the Bears' abrupt decision to dump pro personnel
director Bobby DePaul, there's a strong feeling in league circles that
he'll be replaced by former Seahawks G.M. Tim Ruskell. (Brad Biggs of
the Chicago Tribune has noted that "speculation" linking Ruskell to Chicago already has begun.)
source tells us that Ruskell recently had been calling G.M. Jerry
Angelo "daily." The two men worked together in Tampa before Angelo was
hired by the Bears in 2001.
I believe the phrase that best sums this move up is "rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic". Everybody who currently works at Halas Hall is on a one-year lease and there's not a personnel man alive capable of having tremendous influence on 2010.