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  1. domer4

    Valparaiso Head Coach

    What a cluster f all the way around.
  2. domer4

    Bears Fire Fox - Harbaugh Up next?

    Great article by Dan Bernstein on what a mess the Bears are as an organization. By Dan Bernstein — 670TheScore.com senior columnist (670 The Score) It says something about a team when press conferences consistently raise more questions than they answer. Nothing good, to be specific, and nothing that convinces wary observers that the Bears have started to find a way to keep from stepping all over themselves when it comes to messaging and managing both their public face and the ongoing perception problems that they have come to deserve. The lead-up to the inevitable and long-leaked John Fox firing included assertions from the team that general manager Ryan Pace was the top football voice in the building, making the final call on the current coach and then in full command of the ensuing search and next hire. The Bears said so both publicly and privately and were all set to solidify Pace in his proper position, even using an official release Monday to note that “general manager Ryan Pace has informed John Fox he will not return.” It was touted as a day on which Pace would be the lone speaker at the lectern, too, serving in his proper role as the organization’s highest-ranking football opinion. And then the Bears went ahead and Bears-ed it all up. First, president Ted Phillips showed up to announce a two-year contract extension for Pace, taking too much time to list what they see as his accomplishments after three miserable seasons and insisting that this was confirmation of their belief in his initially stated plans to rebuild. Instead of a simple, printed release distributed minutes before Pace spoke, Phillips reinserted himself into the story unnecessarily. And it didn’t stop there. Pace kept describing himself as the final decision-maker, yet undermined that with constant talk of collaboration at Halas Hall. He and Phillips tried to have it both ways, holding to the fact that it’s Pace’s show now, but then painting a picture of a group effort that leaves us wondering how Pace can feel as empowered as he says he is. Chairman George McCaskey had to weigh in too, presiding over his own side session with the media after Pace finished 30 minutes of not really answering questions. McCaskey performed his usual bit of pandering to the fans, all while describing his continued role alongside Phillips as self-described “support” as “sounding boards” for Pace’s search and interview efforts. And just like that, an afternoon on which everything could finally have been streamlined properly turned into just the latest bizarre exercise in double-talk. The team has been trying to position Phillips increasingly as a Crane Kenney-type president, involved in football matters only as they relate to large-scale budgeting and multi-year economic concerns. You could hear it in all the times he, Pace and McCaskey reminded us of Pace’s authority on the day his position was further solidified. But actions and presence speak as much as so many words. It was supposed to have been a day for and about Pace, given new and full investment by his bosses at a critical time for the organization. But by choosing to involve themselves when there was no need, Phillips and McCaskey only added ambiguity for no good reason, eroding so much of the progress they had made in empowering the general manager they claim to be behind like never before. The best thing they can do for Pace and the Bears is get off the stage and get out of his darn way.
  3. domer4

    ND Receiver Suspended ... Again

    Dam shame, but it's time for him to go.
  4. Way to go Coach Cecchini. http://www.nwitimes.com/sports/college/valparaiso-university/valpo-s-dave-cecchini-named-pioneer-football-league-coach-of/article_fe3ccda0-580d-540f-8f12-c251d1d4d937.html
  5. Yep, some of them bring in big money. Personally I would not want the headaches that come with the position. Many years back I was making almost double my current salary. I was very unhappy and stressed out. Right now I feel that I am in the prime of my career with 4 years to retirement!
  6. domer4

    Chicago Bears 2015

    The word that comes to mind when I think about this Bears team is resilient. I think with Fox they are going to heading in the right direction.
  7. domer4

    Chicago Bears 2014

    Media is reporting if Fox comes over he could possibly bring Kyle Shanahan with him. Not a bad deal.
  8. domer4

    Chicago Bears 2014

    Ha ha, that is funny.
  9. domer4

    Chicago Bears 2014

    From ESPN The Chicago Bears announced the hiring of Ryan Pace as general manager on Thursday, marking the club's second move at the position in three years. Pace replaces Phil Emery, who was fired Dec. 29, after just three seasons at the helm. Pace spent 14 seasons with the New Orleans Saints, mostly in the player personnel department -- including the last two as the director of player personnel.
  10. domer4

    Chicago Bears 2014

    I am happy that this debacle of a season is finally over. Now it's time to clean house.
  11. domer4

    Chicago Bears 2014

    I like that analysis Shane Falco. They have one of the best running backs in the NFL, use him. Trestman is a train wreck.
  12. domer4

    Chicago Bears 2014

    Good article about Harbaugh. According to reports, Michigan wants to make San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh the highest paid coach in college football. The offer according to the NFL Network would seeHarbaugh paid $8 million per year for six years. It’s an offer that makes all the sense for the university. Michigan is broken and fractured on and off the field. There’s likely only one person who could right the ship by simply being present. Harbaugh is the answer for Michigan, and the Wolverines are throwing everything they have at him. The problem is that money can only carry you so far with a person like Harbaugh. Michigan is asking him to step into an athletic department that is in chaos, led by an interim athletic director, and a university president who has said out loud that he is still learning about being at a big school with a big athletic department. Not to mention the last two guys to have this job didn’t leave on great terms. College is not the NFL. It’s rife with NCAA rules, regulations, and recruiting. There’s a lot more than football at play should Harbaugh head to Ann Arbor. There also isn’t a Super Bowl. Every NFL team that fires its coach this season will make a run at Harbaugh. They, like Michigan, would be stupid not to. They, unlike Michigan, afford the coach an opportunity to reach the pinnacle of football. In his first three seasons in the NFL, Harbaugh went to three consecutive NFC Championship games, and made one appearance in a Super Bowl. Harbaugh won’t be back to the NFC Championship this year. And his tenure with San Francisco seems destined to come to a close after Week 17. As luck would have it, that other NFL team in the Bay Area has a job opening up and has a bright, young quarterback who could use an offensive genius. Harbaugh knows the Oakland Raiders. He was the quarterbacks coach for the Raiders in 2002 and 2003. You might remember the last time Oakland reached a Super Bowl was in 2003. Someone wired like Harbaugh doesn’t easily walk away after coming so close not once but four times. Someone like Harbaugh also doesn’t leave the west coast, where his family has been for the past 12 years, and thrust them into anything less than an ideal situation. The money at Michigan is great, but it isn’t likely Harbaugh’s motivation. He could get money just about anywhere. A Super Bowl is far more precious.
  13. domer4

    Chicago Bears 2014

    So many things have gone wrong this season. My #1 grip is them giving Cutler that crazy contract. Which in my opinion could be the worst contract deal for a franchise in the history of professional sports. I would love to see the Bears get Harbaugh for a head coach.
  14. domer4

    Chicago Bears 2014

    From a long time die hard Bears fan this was fugly to watch. Coaching/preparation failure all around. I would love to be in the meeting room when they discuss this game. Then again maybe not.
  15. domer4

    Chicago Bears 2013

    Getting rid of J'Marcus Webb was one of the best moves they made.