Bucs, Bears share history with Angelo

by Gary Shelton on November 21, 2014 · 4 comments

in general, Tampa Bay Bucs

Half of his DNA belongs to the Bucs. The other half belongs to the Bears.

This week, in particular, what is a guy to do?

Jerry Angelo looks into his coffee cup and smiles. He sits at a restaurant in south St. Petersburg and laughs about the good times, some of them here, some of them there. His laughter bounces off the walls, the way it always does.

He is 65 now, and the war stories pour out of him. He talks of his 14 years in Tampa Bay, most notably as Personnel Director, and his 11 in Chicago as general manager, and the tales are as vibrant and fresh as they always were.

Here in Tampa Bay-Chicago week, who else would you have have talking?

So, Jerry, are you a former Buc? Or a former Bear?

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Bob Bright November 21, 2014 at 11:48 pm

What confuses me is why people aren’t talking about the Bucs making it to the playoffs this year. There are 6 games left and the Bucs are only two games behind and 2 of those games are with division opponents. Everyone loves the dark horse but the situation really isn’t that bleak.


Gary Shelton November 22, 2014 at 1:08 am

Bob, I suspect it is hard for people to think of this team as a contentender after it lost eight of 10. A mini winning streak would change that.


Chris G Tucker@Apple Roof Cleaning November 21, 2014 at 7:03 pm

One can only imagine what Jerry Angelo could have done, if not hampered by Culverhouse. Speaking of Sam Wyche, he was the one who really built the Bucs defense, but gets little credit for it.
Nearly all the famous Bucs were drafted under Sam Wyche, yet few realize or accept that.


Gary Shelton November 21, 2014 at 7:12 pm

I’m going to disagree. Sam never coached defense. That was Floyd Peters and Rusty Tillman. And while Sam was here, Sapp was miserable and Brooks was playing on the wrong side of the line of the defense. Giving Sam credit for that defense is like giving me credit for Star Wars because I watched it.


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