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Reaction: The Bears’ hire of Matt Eberflus

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Bears have a defensive mind at head coach. Great, how are they scoring points? The Bears made the hire of Matt Eberflus official on Wednesday morning, and the reactions and in-depth analysis have been pouring in. Already, we’ve heard plenty of descriptors about Eberflus. He doesn’t want to disrespect the game. He will bring discipline to the Bears’ defense and bring back the Tampa 2, no less. And we’ve even had scheme questions about what it might mean for a Hall of Fame edge rusher like Khalil Mack—who was a two-time...

Horseshoe Heroes

Why Matt Eberflus leaving may actually be good for Colts

Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus is the new head coach for the Chicago Bears and that might be the first of many good things to come for Indianapolis. Today, the announcement of Matt Eberflus becoming the next Head Coach of the Chicago Bears made big headlines. It was the second hiring of head coaches this […] Why Matt Eberflus leaving may actually be good for Colts - Horseshoe Heroes - Horseshoe Heroes - Indianapolis Colts News, Opinion, and Fan Community

Bear Goggles On

2 Chicago Bears players Ryan Poles will extend

The Chicago Bears have finally made their decision on a General Manager. The first thing that the new GM has to do is hire a head coach. Then, the coach and GM will go over the roster together. Still, no matter who the head coach is, Chicago Bears fans should expect Ryan Poles to extend […] 2 Chicago Bears players Ryan Poles will extend - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - Chicago Bears News and Fan Community

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What’s your take on the Bears’ GM and Head Coach hires?

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Give us your letter grade for the Bears’ additions of Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus. The Chicago Bears have a brand new regime running things at Halas Hall with general manager Ryan Poles and his first ever head coach Matt Eberflus. There was some concern that the Bears would force Poles to hire a head coach with previous head coaching experience, much like what happened in 2016 when then GM Ryan Pace was saddled with John Fox, but there have been several reports that pegged this solely as Poles’ decision. Some will...

Da Windy City

Chicago Bears signal change with hire of Matt Eberflus as head coach

The Chicago Bears have decided on their next head coach as the team has reached an agreement with now former Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus. For Eberflus, this will be his first head coaching position in the NFL. The Bears had an extensive list of head coaching candidates to replace Matt Nagy. After the […] Chicago Bears signal change with hire of Matt Eberflus as head coach - Da Windy City - Da Windy City - A Chicago Sports Site - Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Fighting Illini & More

Vikings Territory

And Just like That, the Bears Go Defense at HC

The Chicago Bears hired Matt Nagy as head coach in 2018, promising to pair a foundationally sturdy defense-first team with The post And Just like That, the Bears Go Defense at HC appeared first on Vikings Territory.

NFL Spin Zone

Chicago Bears go bold with general manager and head coach choices

The Chicago Bears ended a busy week of hirings by putting two young, inexperienced men together to lead a new rebuild. Well, when the week started many people expected the Chicago Bears to move quickly on finishing their searches for a new general manager and head coach. That certainly happened. After hiring Ryan Poles to […] Chicago Bears go bold with general manager and head coach choices - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

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Bears hire Matt Eberflus as head coach in 2022

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via The Chicago Bears are the second team to have a new head coach on Thursday as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the hire of Matt Eberflus. The news of the hire follows shortly after reports indicated the Denver Broncos were hiring Nathaniel Hackett to fill their head coach vacancy. Eberflus is leaving his position as the Indianapolis Colts’ defensive coordinator to join the Bears. Eberflus, 51, began his coaching career at Toledo in 1992 as a student assistant coach, then continued in 1993 as a graduate assistant. For the 1994...

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3 potential DCs for Matt Eberflus’ Chicago Bears coaching staff

The Chicago Bears have a new head coach in place as the team named former defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus as the replacement to Matt Nagy on Thursday. The Bears represent the first time that Eberflus will be a head coach of a football team at any level. For Eberflus, the focus will now turn toward […] 3 potential DCs for Matt Eberflus’ Chicago Bears coaching staff - Da Windy City - Da Windy City - A Chicago Sports Site - Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Fighting Illini & More

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Matt Eberflus hiring by Bears draws strong criticism from Colin Cowherd

On Thursday, it was announced that the Chicago Bears filled their vacancy at head coach. They are reportedly signing former Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus to become the next Bears head football coach. Eberflus was among a laundry list of great potential candidates, but the fit is certainly interesting. That has left FOX Sports’ […] The post Matt Eberflus hiring by Bears draws strong criticism from Colin Cowherd appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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Bears hire Colts DC Matt Eberflus as new HC

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Eberflus becomes the 17th head coach in Bears history. The Bears have hired Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus to become the 17th head coach in franchise history, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Thursday. Eberflus, 51, has spent the last four seasons in Indianapolis in charge of the defense. Before that, he has had stints as a linebackers coach for the Cowboys and Browns, as well as being the defensive coordinator for Missouri from 2001 to 2008. Praised for his leadership abilities and flexibility in adjusting his...

NFL Spin Zone

Chicago Bears land Colts DC Matt Eberflus as latest head coach

The Chicago Bears have hired Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus as their latest head coach. How does this impact Justin Fields? On Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Chicago Bears will be hiring Colts’ Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus as the team’s next Head Coach. It marks the first official football move for newly […] Chicago Bears land Colts DC Matt Eberflus as latest head coach - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

NFL Spin Zone

Chicago Bears get the Ryan and Matt show part two with GM, HC

The Chicago Bears are hiring Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus as their new head coach, and a familiar trend has re-occurred.  Ladies and Gentlemen, let us introduce you to the new general manager and head coach of the Chicago Bears, Ryan Poles, and Matt Eberflus. After hiring a Kansas City personnel department member as […] Chicago Bears get the Ryan and Matt show part two with GM, HC - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

Da Windy City

3 Colts free agents that the Chicago Bears should target

The Chicago Bears are officially beginning a new regime. After having Ryan Pace as their general manager for the past seven seasons, and Matt Nagy as their head coach for the past four seasons; the Bears are ringing in a new era as former Kansas City Chiefs executive Ryan Poles has been named as the […] 3 Colts free agents that the Chicago Bears should target - Da Windy City - Da Windy City - A Chicago Sports Site - Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Fighting Illini & More

Bear Goggles On

The Chicago Bears present Ryan (Poles) and Matt (Eberflus) 2.0

It is official. The Chicago Bears were the second team to announce their next head coach. With vacancies still in New York (Giants), Miami, Jacksonville, Minnesota, Houston, Las Vegas and New Orleans, one would have thought the new general manager Ryan Poles would have taken his time before making a decision on the next head […] The Chicago Bears present Ryan (Poles) and Matt (Eberflus) 2.0 - Bear Goggles On - Bear Goggles On - Chicago Bears News and Fan Community

Pride Of Detroit

Report: Bears hire Matt Eberflus as head coach, pass on Jim Caldwell

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via There’s a new head coach in the NFC North and it’s not Jim Caldwell. It appears Jim Caldwell will not be making a return to the black and blue division. On Thursday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke news that the Chicago Bears have hired Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus as their new head coach. Eberflus was a finalist along with Caldwell and Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who announced is reportedly staying with Dallas. Caldwell was considered a popular name this coaching carousel, but it appears he may go...

Chicago Tribune

Column: An open letter to new Chicago Bears coach Matt Eberflus. Welcome! Now understand the colossal challenge you just accepted.

Feeling those goosebumps yet, Matt Eberflus? Good. Embrace them. Because this new gig of yours with the Chicago Bears also comes with hazards. And colossal demands.

Turf Show Times

Bears to hire Matt Eberflus, Broncos tab Nathaniel Hackett as coaching dominoes fall

Matt Kryger/IndyStar The Rams won’t be losing Kevin O’Connell to the Broncos Frank Reich must be doing something Frank Right because for the second time in as many years, the Indianapolis Colts are losing a coordinator. A year after Nick Sirianni was hired to be head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, the Chicago Bears have opted to nab Indy’s defensive coordinator, hiring Colts’ DC Matt Eberflus to be their next head coach according to reports on Thursday morning. Former Colts’ defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus is being hired as the head coach of the...

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The Bear’s Den, January 27, 2022

Head coach Dan Quinn of the Atlanta Falcons speaks with head coach Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears prior to an NFL game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 27, 2020 in Atlanta | Photo by Todd Kirkland/ It’s down to three head coaching finalists, or is it? THE DAILY SPONGIE SPECIAL BEARRRSSSS With Justin Fields in place, Ryan Poles’ first hire a big one - Chicago Sun-Times - Fields is far from proven — and no sure thing after an uneven rookie season. But his potential gives the Bears’ new general manager a chance to make a big splash with his first coaching...

SideLion Report

Former Lions head coach Jim Caldwell unlikely to get another shot this year

As two prominent dominoes fall, it looks like Jim Caldwell will not get another shot to be a head coach this year. Some would say it’s overdue for former Lions head coach Jim Caldwell to get another chance. He surfaced prominently in this hiring cycle, as the Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars narrowed their lists […] Former Lions head coach Jim Caldwell unlikely to get another shot this year - SideLion Report - SideLion Report - Detroit Lions News and Fan Community

Pats Pulpit

Report suggests Josh McDaniels, Dave Ziegler currently not atop Raiders’ coach-GM wish list

Photo by Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire via Related: Eliot Wolf staying in New England looks increasingly likely after missing out on Bears, Vikings GM gigs With the New York Giants, Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings all having filled their vacant general manager positions, only one such position remains open. The Las Vegas Raiders have yet to find Mike Mayock’s successor, despite conducting multiple interviews. One of those was with New England Patriots director of player personnel Dave Ziegler. In fact, Ziegler was seen as a frontrunner for the position, and Las...

Bleeding Green Nation

Report: Eagles passing game coordinator could join Bears coaching staff

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Nick Sirianni might be losing his right-hand man. Jonathan Gannon might not be the only Philadelphia assistant leaving Nick Sirianni’s coaching staff this offseason. Eagles passing game coordinator Kevin Patullo is a candidate to join newly-hired Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus, according to a report from NFL insider Ian Rapoport. Rapoport specifically says Patullo “is a name to watch for new (offensive coordinator).” Patullo and Eberflus overlapped as members of Frank Reich’s coaching staff on the Indianapolis...

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Chicago Bears reportedly hire Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus as head coach

The loss of Matt Eberflus represents potential for more change than the loss of Nick Sirianni.       

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Bearly a Podcast: Talking though the Matt Eberflus hire

Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Just two days after locking down a new general manager in Ryan Poles, the Chicago Bears have hired a new head coach by inking Matt Eberflus, former defensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts. Poles and Eberflus are now tasked with getting this team back in perennial postseason contention. In today’s Bearly a Podcast — our breaking news brand where anyone of our hosts could jump in to share some thoughts — Robert Schmitz and Bill Zimmerman grab their microphones to talk about the hire. We’ll have plenty on Ryan...

Chicago Tribune

Who will new Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles hire to be the head coach? And what else is ahead as he goes to work in his new role?

Tribune Chicago Bears writers Dan Wiederer and Colleen Kane walk through a number of important developments after Ryan Poles was hired as general manager and ask several key questions as the Bears’ search party continues for a new head coach.

Da Windy City

Jim Caldwell has a plan for Justin Fields if hired as Chicago Bears HC

The Chicago Bears completed a second interview with former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell on Tuesday. While Caldwell has already interviewed with the Bears previously regarding their head coaching vacancy, the interview had extra significance as it was with the Bears’ new general manager. Former Kansas City Chiefs executive Ryan Poles was officially hired […] Jim Caldwell has a plan for Justin Fields if hired as Chicago Bears HC - Da Windy City - Da Windy City - A Chicago Sports Site - Bears, Bulls, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, Fighting Illini & More

Revenge of the Birds

GM and Head Coach hires slowly coming together in 2022 NFL offseason

Photo by David Eulitt/ As the NFL offseason continues, it is odd to see most teams slowly making decisions regarding their head coaching and general manager deicsions. Last two times the Arizona Cardinals hired head coaches, Steve Wilks in 2018 and Kliff Kingsbury in 2019, they were done by this time. Of course, the Cardinals already had their GM in house in Steve Keim, so what about those hiring GM’s as well? Last year, SB Nation had tracked seven GM hires and six coaching hires by January 21, 2021. This year, we have the New York Giants and Chicago Bears GM as the...

Aaron Rodgers is all in on the Packers' offense after win vs. the Bears - Steve Young | SVP on SC

Steve Young joins Scott Van Pelt to analyze the Green Bay Packers' Week 1 victory over the Chicago Bears. Young says Aaron Rodgers displayed poise and comfort while running the Packers' new-look offense in Matt LeFleur's first career win as a head coach.

The Bears are giving QB Mitchell Trubisky the ‘keys to the car’ – Matt Nagy | Get Up

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy praises Mitchell Trubisky’s progress in training camp as he prepares for his second season in the NFL. (1:40) Nagy adds how impressive the Bears’ defense was in 2018 and how they are going to carry that into 2019. #GetUp

Bill Belichick Patriots vs. Bears Week 7 Postgame Press Conference

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks with media in his postgame press conference after his team defeated the Chicago Bears 38-31 in Week 7 at Soldier Field. For more: https://nesn.com/new-england-patriots/