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The Shadow wrote:

 

Corn Cob wrote:

Why no Rick Smith, Shadow?

And Ed Dodds resume looks damn good to me also!

I'd have to agree with Sluggo putting these 2 at the top of my list for GM.

Like I said Dodds is unknown to me. Name just didn't ring out.

Rick Smith has been out of football since 2017, correct? Wife had cancer and took time out to nurse her. (She died eventually) Not sure how hooked in he still is. Je was a great evaluator though. So I guess Smiths is a go.

We should probably consider adding our own Champ Kelley to the GM list.  He has earned at least a consideration imho.

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

 

The Shadow wrote:

 

Corn Cob wrote:

Why no Rick Smith, Shadow?

And Ed Dodds resume looks damn good to me also!

I'd have to agree with Sluggo putting these 2 at the top of my list for GM.

Like I said Dodds is unknown to me. Name just didn't ring out.

Rick Smith has been out of football since 2017, correct? Wife had cancer and took time out to nurse her. (She died eventually) Not sure how hooked in he still is. Je was a great evaluator though. So I guess Smiths is a go.

We should probably consider adding our own Champ Kelley to the GM list.  He has earned at least a consideration imho.

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I am so happy we are interviewing GM candidates. Being stuck with Pace would have been a bitter pill to swallow. Just get the right choice made and move on to the right head coach.

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I could see Champ Bailey getting the GM job. McCaskey would not have to rebuild the front office staff and would not be a first for the Bears. They have promoted from within many times before. Jerry Vainisi replaced Finks, then there was Bill Tobin and Rod Graves.

Bears drafting got a bit better after Bailey was given the added responsibility of College Personel. Previously he was in charge of Pro Personnel department. Champ has been with the Bears since 2015 and knows this roster intimately. He brought in guys like Akiem Hicks, Amukamara and Trevethan. Okay Amukamara's wheels fell off but he was good for a awhile and Trevethan was a good pickup in the beginning. He just got injured too often and is now just a broken shell of what he once was.

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The more research I have done there is one candidate, which stand out from the rest. Rick Smith is that candidate. Yes, Rick Smith stepped away from football and has not been involved  in the game for four + years. He stepped away to be with his wife during her illness. Smith made a choice which should be applauded. Smith showed his true character with his choice, Smith rebuilt the Texans from nothing to a playoff contender. He served in the GM capacity for 12+ years with a successful tract record. He would still be there if his wife had not been ill. Because of his wife's illness, Smith took a leave of absence During the LOA, When Bill O'Brien got control, he ran the team into the ground, and was later fired. All that was built by Smith was lost. The Bears are in the same situation right now. Smith can come in with the mess Pace has left, and rebuild the Bears back into a team which is respected.

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Sluggobear wrote:

The more research I have done there is one candidate, which stand out from the rest. Rick Smith is that candidate. Yes, Rick Smith stepped away from football and has not been involved  in the game for four + years. He stepped away to be with his wife during her illness. Smith made a choice which should be applauded. Smith showed his true character with his choice, Smith rebuilt the Texans from nothing to a playoff contender. He served in the GM capacity for 12+ years with a successful tract record. He would still be there if his wife had not been ill. Because of his wife's illness, Smith took a leave of absence During the LOA, When Bill O'Brien got control, he ran the team into the ground, and was later fired. All that was built by Smith was lost. The Bears are in the same situation right now. Smith can come in with the mess Pace has left, and rebuild the Bears back into a team which is respected.

I think I read the same articles about Smith, Sluggo. As you say very admirable to do that and shows he has his priorities right. My only concern with Rick Smith is the time away from football. 4 years is a long time to be out of the loop. A lot changes in that amount of time. But who knows, maybe he still kept up with his contacts and rumor mill while on that leave of absence. He could be a good hire, I do not know. The words coming out of the Chicago media is that Cook from Cleveland is the front runner.

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Giants hire Joe Schoen as next general manager, as Bills assistant GM replaces retired Dave Gettleman

The Giants have found their next general manager

By Jared Dubin

The New York Giants' search for a new general manager has come to a close, as the team announced Friday that it has hired Joe Schoen as its new general manager.

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora had reported on Thursday night that there was a strong expectation that the Giants will offer their GM job on Friday, with the team's coaching search expected to ramp up quickly after they did so. Schoen, the Buffalo Bills assistant general manager, will now embark on that search.

The Giants had previously made it clear that the team's next GM will lead the search for deposed head coach Joe Judge's replacement. With Schoen leading the search, it makes it interesting that ESPN reported on Friday morning that Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll has been a name of interest for the Giants. Subsequent reports indicated that Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores would also be candidates. 

Daboll has been a top coaching candidate in each of the last two offseasons, with his ability to build a forward-thinking and explosive offense around quarterback Josh Allen a selling point in his favor. Quinn has been one of the hottest names of this hiring cycle, with his dramatic turnaround of the Dallas defense working as a feather in his cap. Floes' parting with the Dolphins was viewed as a surprise, and he is considered also a candidate for the top jobs on Chicago and Houston. 

Earlier Friday, ESPN and the New York Daily News indicated that there were three finalists for the job: Schoen, Kansas City Chiefs executive director of player personnel Ryan Poles, and San Francisco 49ers assistant GM Adam Peters. 

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The Bears also interveiwed Schoen for their open GM position.

So the second of the Bears Candidates is off the board after the Colt Candidate removed himself from contention.

2022  Prepare for the Suck!

2023 A Bright new Day!

Ryan Poles ripping off the band-aids since 2022!

 

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