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Jerry Angelo sas he’s not mulling retirement
Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said he’s not considering retirement, although an NFL Network report said that there is “persistent chatter” that this could be his last season.
“I’ve not talked to anybody about retirement,” Angelo told the Sun-Times before today’s game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. “It’s business as usual. I’m not thinking about retirement.
“When that day eventually comes, like it comes for all of us, hopefully I’ll be in a position where I can determine when my time is. But, that will come from me, and no one else, or a rumor mill broadcast.”
Angelo is under contract through the 2013 season, and he said his mindset is to fulfill those terms.
“As long as I feel good about what I’m doing and feel good, I’m going to continue do it,” he said. “It’s no more than that. I’ve been in football a long time, so I understand where people might pick up the idea.”
More specifically, Angelo confirmed he plans to return for 2012.
“I feel good, going forward,” Angelo said.
NFL Network Insider Jason LaCanfora cited “multiple general managers and executives from other teams” as the basis of his report this morning.
LaCanfora was initially asked about the future of Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who has a contract that expires after this season.
“His head very much is trying to get the Bears in the playoffs,” LaCanfora said on NFL GameDay Morning. “If the Bears were to come at with something more lucrative or something that maybe made more sense for his future, that’s one thing. But obviously this is a two-way street. He’s been asked questions about this and it’s not something he wants to get into now, but it has come to light.
“The reality is if the right college head coaching position is out there, maybe that makes sense and maybe even another coordinating position,” LaCanfora said.
Then, LaCanfora talked about “instability” of the Bears front office and highlighted Angelo possibly retiring.