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As the Chicago Bears have gone through a miserable 3 win season, rumors have swirled about the coaching staff and the front office.  It is being rumored through the grapevine that the league-leading 19 players on injured reserve (including 3 quarterbacks),  has made ownership feel this season has made it impossible to give a fair evaluations to John Fox and Ryan Pace.       Bears beat writers Adams Jahns, Kevin Fishbain and Patrick Finley sent out Tweets this afternoon confirming a press conference with Ryan Pace and John Fox next Wednesday to discuss the season.   It wouldn’t make any sense to make such a proclamation if neither was going to be around.    Our friends over at sportsmockery.com have talked to sources inside the Bears organization and they got this out of them.   “Fox stays but expect changes.”

Among those changes maybe first and foremost is rumored dismissal of CEO Ted PhillipsPhillips has been apart of the Bears organization since 1983 and the team’s president and CEO since 1999.   As one of the league’s most iconic franchises, the Bears have only 4 presidents in the team’s 90 year history.   Phillips was the teams’ Director of Finance before getting the CEO and President job.   His lack of football knowledge, despite his hand in all football activities, has made outsider’s feel why the Bears have not been able to field consistent winners is because of his presence in the organization.   Why get rid of him now you may ask?   Apparently ownership has begun to blame all the empty seats at Soldier Field and seats going for $9 or less the last 2 home games, on Phillips, as they rightfully should considering his background in marketing and finance.   The Bears have not been this bad since 2002 and their team has always won at least 4 games since the league has gone to a 16 game schedule.   That mark is in serious jeopardy with a game versus division rival Minnesota this week.

On the football front, Dowell Loggains presence on the coaching staff appears the be in serious jeopardy.   The Bear’s first year play-caller was only promoted to offensive coordinator because of his relationship to Jay Cutler and Cutler’s days in the organization appear to be numbered.    San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy has a long working relationship with Bears head coach John Fox and worked with him during his stints in Carolina and Denver.    San Diego has 5 wins this season and the Chargers have until January 15th to declare if they want to move to Los Angeles with the Rams.    Whatever is decided on that front, it is now basically assumed McCoy will be dismissed from his duties following the team’s last game this weekend, hence clearing the path for him to work with Fox once again.

Stay well and have a Happy New Year.   Keep checking back here for Bears info and we will update you on any changes that are being following this lousy season.

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