I dunno. Lovie did say that he was going to bring in an offensive coordinator to make a more run based Rams system. He apparently has someone already in mind but they don't have any of the personnel in place for that system. They just drafted Grossman a year ago as the QB of the future. What if he doesn't fit the new system?
As a Packer fan, this makes me smile. Defense wasn't really Chicago's problem last year. You've got a young QB with big upside potential, who could use a little developmental guidance a'la Holmgren-Favre. You've got nothing else going for you on offense...so you bring in a big defensive guy.
After further review...Da Bears still suck! :-)
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It wouildnt suprise me if they just kept no head coach in Oakland, and let the offensive coordinator make all the decisions, and the defensive coordinator make all the defensive decisions. I doubt anybody wants to be coach of a team filled with retiring players and malcontents.
About the only thing they could have done after the Saban fiasco that would have saved face would have been somehow coaxing Jimmy Johnson out of retirement. Though if they wanted a defensive mind they could have just gotten Singletary and given Chicago a great retro-80's vibe between him and Ozzie Guillen running the White Sox.
All I know is the coaching search had me so unhappy at one point I said with a straight face "Maybe they could bring Ditka back." and I think I meant it.
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Filed to ESPN: Irsay cleans house, including Bill and Chris Polian, per league source— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) January 2, 2012 Not sure if that "cleans house" means the coach as well, but I'd guess so.