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The Bear’s Den, January 19, 2022

Another day and the search for new leadership at Halas Hall continues

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Former Chicago Bear Anthony Adams shoots the puck in between periods of the game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers at the United Center on November 1, 2017 in Chicago
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THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Wannstedt: If not Harbaugh, Bears should hire Daboll - The Bears have cast a wide net in their searches for a new head coach and general manager, having interviewed 13 total candidates through Monday and with more coming.

Catch ‘22: Bears casting wide nets for big fish - Chicago Sun-Times - Nine days after firing general manager Ryan Pace and coach Matt Nagy, the Bears have 14 reported candidates for the GM job and 10 or more candidates for the head coaching job.

Marv Levy: Bears couldn’t have picked a better consultant than Bill Polian - Chicago Sun-Times - The former Bills head coach said his hometown team — he grew up at the corner of 71st Street and Stony Island Avenue on the South Side — is in good hands.

What are the odds the Bears get the coach and GM right this time? - Chicago Sun-Times - Not good, but if you work for the Colts or Bills, you could be in for a big pay raise in Chicago!

Dan Hampton: Chicago Bears Hall of Famer gets probation - Chicago Tribune - Dan Hampton, three miles from his Winfield home, claimed he had five beers at a friend’s house in Lowell, documents said. Later at the hospital, he learned his blood alcohol level was .189. The legal limit in Indiana is .08.

Bears continue to expand searches for head coach, GM - Now in their second week of looking for a new head coach and general manager, the Bears continue to expand their searches rather than narrowing down their list of candidates.

Wannstedt: If not Harbaugh, Bears should hire Daboll - The Bears have cast a wide net in their searches for a new head coach and general manager, having interviewed 13 total candidates through Monday and with more coming.

POLISH SAUSAGE

Should other teams interview Rich Bisaccia? - ProFootballTalk - While Bisaccia will get perfunctory consideration from the Raiders (the firing of G.M. Mike Mayock dramatically hurts his chances), why shouldn’t Bisaccia get interviews elsewhere? He’s shown that he can do the job. His players love him.

Kyler Murray makes weak closing argument for second contract - ProFootballTalk - The primary goal for Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray on Monday night was, obviously, to win his first ever NFL playoff game. An important secondary objective lingered just below the surface.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Leming’s Bears Mailbag: GM and head coach interviews, state of the franchise and more - Windy City Gridiron - The Chicago Bears are just over a week removed from cleaning house and starting over. While times are exciting, what exactly should fans expect over the next few weeks?

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