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Grading the NFL’s New Coaching Hires

By Mark Ross, 3 weeks 2 days ago
For the second offseason in a row, seven NFL teams have hired new head coaches. Unlike last year, however, the most recent coaching carousel took a few unexpected turns. While Atlanta, Chicago and the Jets all fired their head coach on Dec. 29, the day after the regular season ended (also known as Black Monday), the most surprising dismissal came when Denver fired its head coach the day...

Gase named Bears offensive coordinator

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Gase will be joining John Fox in Chicago, with the Bears reaching an agreement with the former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator to take over the same position. Gase was a member of Fox's staff during the latter's entire four-year run as the Broncos' head coach, serving as the team's offensive coordinator in each of the past two seasons. His...

Bears tab Fangio as DC

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is joining the Chicago Bears in the same role, the team announced Tuesday. Fangio, the architect of one of the NFL's premier defenses during a four-year run in San Francisco, bolted the 49ers after being passed over in favor of defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to become Jim Harbaugh's successor...

Fox embracing new challenge in Chicago

By The Sports Network, 1 month 1 week ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears formally introduced John Fox as their new head coach on Monday, with the recently dispatched Denver Broncos sideline boss expressing both his gratitude toward his new employers as well as a confidence he'll be able to restore the franchise back to its winning ways. "This is a great, great honor (and) privilege to be the head coach of...

Bears name Lucas director of player personnel

By The Sports Network, 1 month 2 weeks ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears hired Josh Lucas to be the team's director of player personnel, the team announced on Sunday. Lucas comes to the team from New Orleans, where he spent the past 10 seasons in the personnel department, with the last eight as a scout between the southern and southwest region. He is the second person from the New Orleans organization...

Bears tab Ryan Pace as GM

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears named New Orleans Saints director of player personnel Ryan Pace general manager on Thursday. As director of player personnel for the last two seasons, Pace assisted executive vice president/general manager Mickey Loomis in overseeing the Saints' college and pro scouting departments, evaluating college prospects and NFL veterans. ...

Bears CB Jennings arrested

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings was arrested Wednesday by the Gwinnett County police in Georgia on charges of speeding, reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. "We are aware of the reports regarding Tim Jennings' arrest. We are currently gathering information to learn more about the circumstances surrounding the situation," the...

Bears cut ties with Trestman, Emery

By The Sports Network, 2 months 4 days ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears fired head coach Marc Trestman and general manager Phil Emery Monday on the heels of a 5-11 season. Emery spent three years at the helm and brought in Trestman in January 2013 after inheriting coach Lovie Smith, who was fired despite a 10-6 season in 2012. "Phil and Marc are good football men and good men," Bears chairman George...

Bears sign C Garza to 1-year extension

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
Lake Forest, IL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Bears signed center Roberto Garza to a one-year contract extension on Friday. Garza started all 11 games he played this season, his 10th with Chicago. "Extremely happy for Roberto, his family and the Chicago Bears that Roberto will remain with the team," Bears general manager Phil Emery said. "He has been a consistently good positive...

NFL Matchup - Chicago at Minnesota

By The Sports Network, 2 months 1 week ago
NFL Matchup - Chicago at Minnesota Chicago Bears:== Sep 7 - L vs. Buffalo, 20-23 (OT)== Sep 14 - W at San Francisco, 28-20== Sep 22 - W at NY Jets, 27-19== Sep 28 - L vs. Green Bay, 17-38== Oct 5 - L at Carolina, 24-31== Oct 12 - W at Atlanta, 27-13== Oct 19 - L vs. Miami, 14-27== Oct 26 - L at...