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Old 12-29-03, 10:31 AM   #1
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Dick Jauron fired

According to the Trib.

Press conference at 1pm.
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Old 12-29-03, 10:41 AM   #2
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Thank you. Does that mean his whole "coaching" staff is gone?
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Old 12-29-03, 10:45 AM   #3
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According to ESPN it just says Jauron. It does say that he could be considered for other positions that will be created this week.

Yeahhh.....riiiiiiight.
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Old 12-29-03, 10:46 AM   #4
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Pasquerelli already wrote a column at espn.com in anticipation of the firing:

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Just two years after guiding the Chicago Bears to a 13-3 season and their first division title in 11 years, ESPN.com has confirmed that head coach Dick Jauron was fired by the club Monday morning.

The team has scheduled a 2 p.m. ET news conference.

The move was hardly a surprise, given that Chicago forged just 11 wins combined in the past two seasons and never matched the competitive level of Jauron's 2001 team. While the Bears did play hard down the stretch, winning four of their final six games to flirt with the .500 mark, most insiders expected it would not be enough to save Jauron's job.


In his five seasons as head coach, Jauron, 53, compiled a 35-46 record, including 0-1 in the postseason.


Jauron has one year remaining on his contract, at a salary believed to be $2.2 million-$2.5 million, and the Bears are responsible for that. It is possible Jauron could be considered for any of the other vacancies expected to be created this week and he might also be a candidate for a defensive coordinator's job with a number of franchises.


Speculation about Jauron's job status has swirled for the past year, since the Bears crumbled to 4-12 last season, a nine-game fall from 2001.


General manager Jerry Angelo inherited Jauron when he came to the club and felt that he deserved an opportunity to work with a head coach he brought to organization. Over the last few days, the McCaskey family, which owns the Bears, told Angelo that it would prefer he retain Jauron, but would not stand in his way if he opted to fire the head coach.


Sources said that Angelo made the decision to replace Jauron weeks ago and that the late-season surge did not sway him. In the wake of persistent rumors, Angelo announced last week that there would be a speedy resolution of Jauron's status when the season concluded.


Angelo and team president Ted Phillips are rumored to be in line for contract extensions.


To his credit, Jauron leaves the Bears as a team with potential, largely because he played so many youngsters in 2003. The club enjoyed a solid draft in 2003 and those players, as well as a core group of veterans with only two or three seasons of experience, should form an attractive nucleus for the next head coach. Jauron was fiercely loyal to his staff and that clearly was part of his undoing. Much of the criticism was directed at offensive coordinator John Shoop, but Jauron stood steadfastly by him.


Sources said there is no set timetable for identifying candidates. Angelo plans to work quickly, without sacrificing thoroughness. Angelo is a longtime friend and admirer of LSU coach Nick Saban but, because the Bears aren't likely to overspend for a coach, he might be out of the franchise's price range.
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Old 12-29-03, 10:50 AM   #5
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Old 12-29-03, 11:01 AM   #6
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I feel bad for him. They had a decent season this year given the level of talent on the team. Their only a step above the cardinals in terms of pure talent IMO.

He just set the bar too high with that fluke 13-3 season a couple years ago.
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Old 12-29-03, 11:44 AM   #7
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Olson, the QB coach, looks to be the only coach that's staying.
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Old 12-29-03, 11:46 AM   #8
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I said Woo Hoo.

I'll have to close down my web site, assuming they show Shoop the door also.
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Old 12-29-03, 11:49 AM   #9
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Dave Wandstedt
Bill Cowher
Marty Schottenheimer
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Old 12-29-03, 11:53 AM   #10
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Jauron's another one that never deserved to get fired.

With the "talent" that team had, they should be a 4-5 win team. The fact that the team won 7 means that the coach should keep his job. But the coach is the one who's scapegoated.
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Old 12-29-03, 12:51 PM   #11
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Lot of vacancies open and every one of them mentions Nick Saban as a replacement.
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Old 12-29-03, 01:14 PM   #12
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Jauron's another one that never deserved to get fired.

With the "talent" that team had, they should be a 4-5 win team. The fact that the team won 7 means that the coach should keep his job. But the coach is the one who's scapegoated.
Jauron deserved to be fired. He called this team a playoff team at the beginning of the season and they did not meet his own expectations.

They beat Detroit, Arizona, San Diego, Minnesota, Oakland, Denver and Washington. Only 1 of these teams made the playoffs.

He's never won a big game during his 5 years here. He's had 1 winning season in 5. And they flopped big time the 1 game they did play in the playoffs.

His dismal clock management and play calling alone deserves firing. He's a defensive coordinator who relied on the wrong personnel (aka Shoop) to call the plays.

I'll miss him like I miss youtoo.
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Old 12-29-03, 01:16 PM   #13
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so callahan and MacGinnis should be next in line...

So far we have

Fassell
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Old 12-29-03, 02:31 PM   #14
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Make that Fassell, Jauron, and now Dave MacGinnis according to ESPN Radio, with Buffalo's Williams close behind apparently....who's going to replace all of these guys?

And how many "interviews" will Dennis Green get?
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Old 12-29-03, 02:55 PM   #15
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Old 12-29-03, 02:59 PM   #16
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And how many "interviews" will Dennis Green get?
Green will get TONS of interviews, if only for teams to fulfill the BS "diversity" quota.
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Old 12-29-03, 03:05 PM   #17
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Old 12-29-03, 03:12 PM   #18
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Jauron's another one that never deserved to get fired.
He absolutely deserved to get fired.

His blind loyalty to his coordinaters and certain players, Leon Johnson and Dez White come to mind, did him in. He probably could have bought himself some time if he would have fired Shoop as he was asked to do last offseason and he refused to do it.

Bottom line was 4 out of 5 losing seasons and I believe a 2-8 record against Green Bay isn't going to cut it.
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Old 12-29-03, 03:13 PM   #19
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Jauron's another one that never deserved to get fired.

With the "talent" that team had, they should be a 4-5 win team. The fact that the team won 7 means that the coach should keep his job. But the coach is the one who's scapegoated.


If you're saying that when a coach made the team overacheive then he should be retained, then what about when they underacheive? By that logic, underacheiving coaches should be fired, but that's not what you said in the Wannstedt thread. You can't talk out of both sides of your mouth like that.

Bottomline, after 5 friggin' years under the same regime, they (overacheived, underacheived, call it whatever you like) finished 7-9 (35-45 overall), and once again missed the playoffs. 5 years is ample time to demonstrate whether or not you got what it takes to take the team to the Super Bowl, Jauron and staff failed miserably in that regard.
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Old 12-29-03, 03:21 PM   #20
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If you're saying that when a coach made the team overacheive then he should be retained, then what about when they underacheive? By that logic, underacheiving coaches should be fired, but that's not what you said in the Wannstedt thread. You can't talk out of both sides of your mouth like that.
Good point, he needs to be consistent there like me.

Jauron does't deserved to be fired as he got his crappy team to over achieve. They have the same or less talent than the cardinals IMO (I mean come on, has there ever been a more worthless QB in the NFL than Stewart?) and still one seven games.

Wannstedt deserved to keep his job as his team performs up to their capabilities. They simply don't have the talent to go far in the playoffs. He takes them as far as they can go with what he has to work with IMO. They are just a team that is overrated annually.
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Old 12-29-03, 04:02 PM   #21
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McGinnis also got fired, which is a crying shame. He was a well liked coach, but when you have the worst front office in all of professional sports, it doesn't matter who you have as coach.
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Old 12-29-03, 04:31 PM   #22
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I never said Miami underacheived. With the talent they have,they did about as well as they could be expected to do. I see no inconsistency.

The way the Bears played the last two months of the season, the way they turned things around after they were probably the worst team in the NFL in September... just my opinion, but I think the turnaround should've given Jauron one more shot.

The one thing I'll fault Jauron is for not going to Grossman earlier.
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Old 12-29-03, 05:10 PM   #23
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McGinnis also got fired, which is a crying shame. He was a well liked coach, but when you have the worst front office in all of professional sports, it doesn't matter who you have as coach.
I don't think it's a shame at all...for him, at least. It has to feel like getting out of prison. He has got such a great reputation, he's going to have his choice of gigs. He may not end up as an NFL head coach just yet, but he'll land on his feet and be better off no matter what happens.

Although I'll go out on a limb and say that Chicago won't be hiring him (again?).
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Old 12-29-03, 05:20 PM   #24
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I don't think it's a shame at all...for him, at least. It has to feel like getting out of prison. He has got such a great reputation, he's going to have his choice of gigs. He may not end up as an NFL head coach just yet, but he'll land on his feet and be better off no matter what happens.

Although I'll go out on a limb and say that Chicago won't be hiring him (again?).
Very true. The Cardinals management is horrible, and it must feel good to be rid of that burden. I still feel bad for the guy, because I think he can be a great coach somewhere. The key is somewhere there is talent and where the management gives a damn.
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Green will get TONS of interviews, if only for teams to fulfill the BS "diversity" quota.
They can also interview Romeo Crennel. Unless the Giants sign him early on.
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