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Jerry Angelo Out as Bears GM, Lovie Remains

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    Angelo Should Retire: Hampton

    The Bears legend said Blagojevich got 14 years for his gameplan and wondered what Angelo should get for his. (Published Monday, Dec. 12, 2011)

    UPDATE: Bears CEO Ted Phillips explains the changes

    Chicago Bears president and CEO Ted Phillips has fired long-time GM Jerry Angelo, the team said in a statement.

    Angelo was hired in 2001 and led the team to four division titles and two NFC Championship appearances and one Super Bowl loss during his 11-year.

    The move does not come as a shock. Angelo has been on the hot seat for some time because of a series of suspect personnel decisions -- the most glaring: he failed to develop a solid second quarterback.

    Hamp and Holmes Play GM

    [CHI] Hamp and Holmes Play GM
    The Sports Sunday crew has some prescriptions for 2012.
    (Published Monday, Jan. 2, 2012)

    His mismanagement of the Bears offensive line has also been a sticking point for Chicago fans, as is his spotty record in the draft.

    Lovie Smith, who was hired by Angelo, will stay on as head coach, the Bears said