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If Ted Phillips isn't a "Football Guy" chances are, neither are you.


Yes the man chose a career in law. And yes he was indeed an accountant prior to being hired by the Bears. So I suppose it would be fair to call him a "bean counter" or mock him for his lack of a football background. Until you consider this; Ted Phillips has been with this team since 1987. There's a decent chance Ted Phillips has been a Bear since before many of you were born.

This isn't a "Save Ted" plea. I personally think the guy should have been fired this offseason. But to say he isn't a "football guy" when he's been with this team for 25 years and counting? That seems a bit naive. Sure he doesn't have a traditional football background (college stud who spent a few years in the pro's as a back up) but he's been with this team. For the long haul. Has he helped? I'm unsure. I originally started this article as an argument for Cliff Stein for our next team President until I realized Phillips recruited Stein, probably trained Stein, and Stein could be considered a Phillips disciple. I still think Stein would make a great team president. He's really good with contract negotiations, he's been with the organization for quite some time, and he understands the economics of professional football. I'm as tired of Ted Phillips as anyone. Truly. But this "bean counter/non football guy"? Seriously? Ted Phillips is a Bear. At least as much as you. Plus they PAY him to be a fan. Ted Phillips is loyal to the Bears and has their best interests at heart. He HAS to. His livelihood depends on it. Is he the best option moving forward? Tthat remains unclear...

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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