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?