Chicago Bears Lovie Smith May Have Won Another Power Struggle With Jerry Angelo

February 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The firing of pro personnel director Bobby DePaul appears to be a victory for Bears head coach Lovie Smith.
It was widely known among football insiders that DePaul and Smith didn't see eye to eye. Likewise, this seems to be Smith's way of telling team president Ted Phillips "hey, I did my part, what about Angelo's staff?" 
Smith was asked to shake up his team following a rough 2009 season that saw the squad go another year without making the playoffs. While he did make those changes, most were purely cosmetic.
Smith held on to "his guys," and the only other changes he made were not to renew contracts for some of the offensive coaches.
And while Ron Turner was fired, that was a victory of sorts for Smith, as he was able to bring in friend and mentor Mike Martz to run the offense.
On defense, Smith was adament in stating that he won't be changing his scheme. So any changes there really don't mean that much.
Meanwhile, he simply promoted buddy Rod Marine...

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