The Bears Den: January 12, 2012

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"...where we're just going to create a bunch of 99 OVR's."

Bears to interview four GM candidates Mayer: In their search for a new general manager, the Bears will interview the Chiefs' Phil Emery, the Patriots' Jason Licht, the Chargers' Jimmy Raye and the Giants' Marc Ross. CB.com Bloopers

How can this be? Bears considering Angelo’s buddy Ruskell for GM job Morrissey: If the Bears are considering Ruskell, it’s clear they (a) don’t think they have a problem and (b) don’t want to spend the money to clean house and bring in a new scouting department.

Follow WCG on Twitter: Discuss impossibilities passionately and with all your might.

Bears analysis: What's in future for Forte? Biggs: Third in a 10-part series.

OL coaching search: Andy Heck? Moon: The Bears are looking for a new offensive line coach after promoting Mike Tice to offensive coordinator. Could Jaguars O-line coach Andy Heck join the team? Bowen: GM search, cover 2, more...

Pompei: Bears Have No Plan In Place WSCR: To one Bears expert, the team's choice to fire Jerry Angelo was a quickly-made decision and no back-up plan was in place.

Bernstein: What Are The Bears Doing? With last week’s rambling, incoherent press conference at Halas Hall providing the perfect symbolic catalyst for his efforts, team president Ted Phillips apparently decided to race back to his office and play Angry Birds.

Dickerson: Forte tops list of 14 Bears free agents There are 14 players (unrestricted and restricted) set to come out of contract when the new league year and free agency begins at 3 p.m. CT on March 13. Seifert: Initial candidates for Bears GM job emerge.

VIDEO: Score Callers React To Ditka’s Firing In 1993 CBS 2's John Drummond went to the old Belmont studios when The Score was on AM 820 to film the reaction after Mike Ditka was fired.

NFL's most indispensable broadcasting talents Deitsch: Which broadcasters each network could least afford to lose and why.

Building the Perfect NFL General Manager Bechta: A GM’s draft choices, hires and personnel moves will shape a franchise for better or worse.

Introducing the Tecmo Bowl Tebowing shirt Dyer: Before there was the craze that was the Madden franchise, there was Tecmo Bowl.

Be sure to catch the Mike Tice interview with Tom Thayer.

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