DePaul Escorted from Building

When I wrote the Richard Dent post yesterday prior to 4 a.m. and stated that there was no other Bears news, how wrong I was.  My early schedule just kept me in the dark from the night before through to when I wrote the update before work.

On Monday afternoon, (now former) Bears director of Pro Personnel Bobby DePaul was “relieved of his duties,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times.  According to that article, not only was he relieved of his duties, but he was escorted from the building by security.

Most articles on the subject state that the timing is curious, given that free agency is upcoming shortly.  But this is the same team that allowed DePaul’s predecessor (Mark Hatley) to run a draft, then announce a month later he didn’t want to work for the Bears anymore and instead leave to work for the Bears’ arch-rival.

The Sun-Times article also alleges that DePaul was no favorite of Lovie Smith.  The one good thing about Smith slaying all his enemies and continuing to surround himself with cronies is that when he fails, he’ll have absolutely no excuse for who is responsible for the mess.

Former Seattle G.M. and Angelo associate Tim Ruskell is reported to be a contender to replace DePaul.

Why do I have a feeling that if Smith was asked to comment on the situation, he would say that we have to trust that he makes the right decisions for the organization?

2 Responses to “DePaul Escorted from Building”

  1. The sorry state this org is in bothers me greatly. This is exactly what happens when you don’t get rid of a coaching staff that deserves to be fired. It will only get worse. The front office can try to convince themselves they don’t have a choice but to retain lovie but they are very naive for retaining these guys. Pay now or pay later. Unfortunately us fans are paying now and we will pay later as well.

  2. MCCASKY PLEASE SELL DA BEARS. DITKA TO BUT DA BEARS REAL BEARS OWN BEARS AND CHICAGO.WERE ARE THE MAYOR OF CHICAGO DITKA WE NEED U

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