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Low-level firings fail to address fundamental issues

Updated: January 5, 2010, 11:58 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- In a crowded auditorium in tony Halas Hall, Chicago Bears president and chief executive officer Ted Phillips, the guy with the biggest calculator in the building, said he couldn't compute another winter of our mutual discontent.

Phillips, the team's highest-paid accountant, really put his $300 loafer down this time.

"We've had three seasons of no playoffs, so status quo was not an option, and changes were necessary," Phillips said. "It's ...

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