An Action Plan For Chicago Bears’ GM Jerry Angelo


Published: March 13, 2009


... the realization that I am perpetrating one of my own pet peeves: I am criticizing without suggesting a remedy.

The Bears are in a division, the NFC North, that is one of the great enigmas in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings are perhaps one player away from being Super Bowl-worthy. The Green Bay Packers are good... but their offense is trying to reload in the shadow of Brett Favre while their defense now converts to a 3-4 scheme. And the Lions are... the Lions.

The Bears have as much talent, and as much money invested, in their defense as the Vikings do. They have a great young running back to build around, and a couple of return men that can change the game. So how would I get the Bears over the hump and on top of this division? Here's how:

1. Move to a 3-4 defense.

There are teams all over the NFL making this move this year, both because of greater talent depth at linebacker than defensive tackle in the NFL to...

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