One of the primary reasons why Jerry Angelo was let go as general manager and Lovie Smith was dismissed as head coach was the Bears’ failure to keep pace with the Green Bay Packers. Bears President Ted Phillips has a new GM in place, a new head coach and staff, and potentially 10 different Opening Day starters from the lineup that began 2012.
But Phillips, who has always resisted offering predictions on matters like win totals, isn’t about to declare the Green Bay mountain climbed just yet.
“We’re going to find out,” Phillips said Saturday night at the 18th annual Bears Care Gala at Soldier Field. The black-tie event drew more than 700 and over the past 17 years has raised more than $10,000,000 to support breast and ovarian cancer research and treatment programs in Chicago.
Come on, Mr. President, just a little prediction?
‘You know I don’t do that,” Phillips said, laughing. “[But] I’m happy with how things are in the offseason. I like the coaching staff, everything’s going in the right direction and I can’t wait for the season to get started.”