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Angelo, Martz Out In Chicago

Jerry Angelo

The Chicago Bears will retain Lovie Smith as their coach next season, but two other idiots aren’t so lucky.

In a move that’s way overdue, the club finally axed the shittiest general manager in the NFL, Jerry Angelo. Although the Bears ultimately fell apart this season because Jay Cutler got hurt, the team has seemingly had the same weaknesses for years — offensive line and receiver.

This year, Angelo decided to address those weaknesses by signing Cowboys’ castoffs Roy Williams and Sam Hurd and drafting tackle Gabe Carimi. The former pair were unproductive and Hurd was arrested for selling large quantities of drugs. Before getting injured, Carimi looked like he had a future in the league, but the rest of the team’s line still sucked.

One potential ramification for the Green Bay Packers, other than the fact a complete idiot won’t be running the football operations of their biggest rival, is Packers director of football operations Reggie McKenzie is expected to be a candidate to replace Angelo.

A little further down the chain, Mike Martz has resigned as the Bears offensive coordinator.

That’s right. He resigned, citing philosophical differences.

So The Beatles have broken up then, huh?

Martz’s offense never seemed to be a fit in Chicago, although he got great production out of running back Matt Forte. It could be argued he didn’t have the weapons, but it could also be argued he didn’t protect quarterback Jay Cutler or that he didn’t adapt his system to the parts he had to work with, like most good coaches do.

Either way, the comedy of errors continues in Chicago.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. Vijay January 3, 2012

    Is it just me or does Jerry Angelo look like an ordained minister who likes to play with children?

    1. David January 3, 2012

      He looks goofy.. but he doesn’t have the holier than thou child molester look.

      I’d say that he has what he is known for… a super clueless look to him. He looks like a priest that doesn’t know that the Teen group is using the church to screw in.

    2. Abe Frohman January 5, 2012

      It’s more of a “I just shat myself….you’ll smell it in a minute” look.

  2. tkhelland January 3, 2012

    I’m sure he drives a blacked out cargo van

  3. iltarion January 3, 2012

    This is truly bad news.

    The Bears might get a frickin clue now.

  4. darrin January 3, 2012

    Yeah Martz ‘retired’ but didn’t have a contract either. So he really just fired himself before the new guy had a chance. The McCaskey’s are still a bunch of douchebags, but this guy George might have his shit together. He consulted with Rocky Wirtz and John McDonough who turned the Blackhawks around so who knows with the Bears. The way the NFL is they could be good in a couple of years, or with any luck, suck for another 10.

  5. Savage57 January 4, 2012

    I am hoping that they hire Mike Sherman as their GM.

  6. Abe Frohman January 4, 2012

    The problems run deeper. The new GM will be forced to accept Lovie for a year. With Martz leaving, Lovie just might have a hard time finding an OC that wants the job. He had a few people turn him down last time, iirc.

    The right way to do this is to say Lovie’s job is up to the new GM we hire so he can hire whomever he wants. If you’re cleaning house, don’t do it half assed.

    I’d hate to see McKenzie go to a division rival, but would like him to do well. He’s certainly deserving.

  7. DevilDon January 4, 2012

    That Beatles reference was fukkin funny.