Just a month ago, Bears fans were wondering what had happened to their 2005 NFC North Champion team, so did General Manager Jerry Angelo. Rather than wait to get results, Angelo decided to take matters into his own hands.
“I know some people,” Angelo said vaguely. “They take care of things.”
The Bears went just 2-2 during the preseason and, at times, the offense looked no better than a high school squad. Angelo was pressed and asked how the once dead offense could suddenly resurrect into the juggernaut it was during Weeks 1 and 2 versus Green Bay and Detroit.
“These guys, Vinny ‘The Icepick’ Accamondo, my boy Cleto and Paulie Turzo, they do things for me,” Angelo said as he leaned back in his chair and cracked his knuckles. “Let’s just say I wasn’t impressed with our quarterback during the preseason. Well, he heard about it. He knew he had better improve.”
As the interview session wrapped up, Angelo’s cell phone rang and after a few minutes on the phone, he looked distant and concerned. He checked his watch, looked out his office blinds and asked the media to leave.
“Let’s go Johnny Newspaper, my cousin has requested our assistance with a situation in Bridgeport.”