George McCaskey’s inability to recall when Bears united with Bill Polian is peculiar. But Polian’s influence on upcoming coach and GM searches is now paramount.

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CHICAGO — The revelation came subtly Monday from Chicago Bears Chairman George McCaskey. Bill Polian had been tabbed to jump into the driver’s seat for the upcoming coach and general manager searches. And, boy, were the most important leaders at Halas Hall pumped. “Bill Polian,” McCaskey noted, “is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame because of his success as a football executive, including his hiring of two head coaches, Marv Levy and Tony Dungy, who are themselves in the Hall of Fame. He is well-regarded in league circles and has a lot of contacts. We consider ourselves very fortunate to have B…

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