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.
The Bears began their first real practices with the new coaching staff by rolling at a fast tempo on offense in particular.
When Bears Chairman George McCaskey said indirectly on Tuesday that the door was not locked for a return by linebacker Brian Urlacher, it caused a bit of a stir.
An unofficial NFL clock begins ticking Monday for the Bears and defensive tackle Henry Melton. More than for just the Bears, in fact.
Members of the new Bears coaching staff said Thursday in various ways that the defense in many ways will look the same as those of the nine Lovie Smith years.