Best of luck to Matt Nagy in Chicago and congrats to Brad Childress on his retirement! Can Nagy prevent one of the game's most respected defensive minds, but one who was passed over for the Bears' head job, to stay and keep developing an up-and-coming unit?
Head Coach Andy Reid promoted Bieniemy after he served five seasons as the team's running backs coach.
A former University of Delaware Blue Hen is now ready to fly in the Windy City.
If nothing else, Nagy knows what a successful National Football League quarterback should look and play like. Yet Nagy said without hesitance Tuesday he will call plays for the Bears offence, which will be spearheaded by quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, coming off a decent, but not great rookie year.
Just remember as you read or hear these opinions: As is nearly always the case when a new coach is hired, time will tell his tale, and win percentages don't lie.
"He owned it. 'Hey, guys, this what happened". But in addition to getting him better receivers, Trubisky (6.6 yards per attempt) may need some gentle nudging from Nagy about getting vertical after starting in John Fox's archaic and conservative offense. While Howard is an accomplished players after two strong seasons, Cohen and Shaheen could be among those who benefit the most from Nagy's system.
Without question, Nagy arrives in Chicago full of firsthand knowledge about what a successful offense is supposed to look like.
"Matt's got a nice feel for the game", Reid said then in promoting Nagy.
Nagy was brutally honest in describing his personal "failure" as the play caller during the Chiefs' 21-3 second half playoff collapse to the Titans last Saturday, when National Football League rushing leader Kareem Hunt received just five carries as the offense was shutout after intermission and gained just three first downs.
The Bears will go as far as this relationship between Nagy and Pace takes them. With Bieniemy as his coach, Adrian Peterson ran for 5,782 yard sand 52 touchdowns in four seasons. Now, he gets his final promotion, coaching the Bears. It's up to Ryan Pace to put more talent around Trubisky and for Nagy to get the most out of the talent that is on the field on any given play.
The Bears didn't waste any time in replace their recently fired head coach John Fox.
And despite the Bears' consistent struggles on offense in 2017, Fangio's defense ranked in the top-10 in a number of key categories.
Role under Reid: Eagles scouting administrative coordinator (1999-2000), Eagles assistant to the head coach (2001), Eagles defensive assistant (2002-2003), Eagles assistant defensive backs coach (2004-2006), Eagles secondary coach (2007), Eagles linebackers coach (2008), Eagles defensive coordinator (2009-2010). That could be telling. Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that head coach Mike McCarthy is expected to talk to Fangio.
Fangio would be an ideal choice for the job.
It would be a smoother transition and the defense has been surprisingly solid lately.