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Byline: Rick Morrissey
It's tradition that football is a team effort until things go poorly. Then it's the head coach's fault. But even as the head coach's head was rolling down the stairs Monday at Halas Hall, Dick Jauron was thanking everyone and blaming no one, classy to the end.
Dignity doesn't matter in the NFL nearly as much as results do, of course, and Jauron's five-year regular-season record of 35-45 was enough to get him fired. But that doesn't begin to explain how general manager Jerry Angelo managed to extract a four-year contract extension for himself out of Monday's bloodbath.
Angelo's record as Bears GM is 24-24. If you take away the 13-3 season he had nothing to do with in 2001, the record is 11-21. Angelo did sign Bryan Robinson to a $21 million contract after the 2001 season, …