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Chicago Bears add two more assistant coaches

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports The Bears have hired two more assistants, one on each side of the ball. Earlier this week, the Chicago Bears announced a few new offensive coaches for the 2024 season, and today they filled the staff out with two more. Ryan Griffin was hired to work with the quarterbacks and receivers, and Bryan Bing joins as the assistant defensive line coach. This is Griffin’s first coaching gig after playing quarterback in the NFL from 2013 through 2022, and he’s not to be confused with the tight end with the same name, who played for the Bears in...

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What was your takeaway from the Bears’ coaches' press conferences?

Coach ‘Flus, pic from Adam Jahns’ Twitter | https://twitter.com/adamjahns/status/1760727439926308886 Some highlights from today’s pressers at Halas Hall. Earlier today, Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus, defensive coordinator Eric Washington, and offensive coordinator Shane Waldron met the media at Halas Hall. In case you missed it, you can check out the stream in their Tweet above, but if you’re looking for a decision about their quarterback decision, just keep moving. As expected, the status of Justin Fields and/or a trade was never broached. In fact,...

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Report: Seahawks pass rush specialist Brandon Jordan finds new home

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports After a season in the NFL, Jordan heads back to the Big 10. When the curtain came down on the 2023 season of the Seattle Seahawks, the team opted to make big changes, relieving head coach Pete Carroll of his duties and giving the rest of the coaching staff the opportunity to pursue positions elsewhere. Many of the coaches on staff landed new roles in a timely manner, including Shane Waldron heading off to be the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears and Clint Hurtt reuniting with his old boss, Vic Fangio, with the Philadelphia...

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Report: Bears hire Jennifer King as an offensive assistant coach

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ The Bears still haven’t officially announced the entire 2024 coaching staff, but here’s another report about a new hire. On Tuesday afternoon, it was reported by the NFL Network's Bridget Condon that the Chicago Bears were hiring Jennifer King as an offensive assistant who will work with the running backs. The 39-year-old King is the first woman hired as a coach in Bears' history. Before coaching football, King spent 13 years coaching college basketball, including two seasons as head coach of North Carolina's Johnson & Wales University, where...

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Seahawks hire defensive line coach who used to be on a Seahawks staff

You guessed it. We don’t have a photo we can legally use of Justin Hinds. | Photo by Steph Chambers/ Wait a minute, Justin Hinds never coached on the Seattle Seahawks before! The first Seattle Seahawks coaching staff under Mike Macdonald is closer to being finalized. Chicago Bears assistant defensive line coach Justin Hinds is moving up to main defensive line coach for the Seahawks. The news was made public by his agent, Aston Wilson. Big congrats to my guy @Coach_Hinds joining the @Seahawks as their new defensive line coach! @Agency1AMG @iRepCoaches...

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Making Monsters talks with former Bears QB Coach John DeFilippo

Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Taylor Doll caught up with former Chicago Bears QB Coach John DeFilippo for her latest Making Monsters podcast. Taylor Doll had the opportunity to chat with former Chicago Bears quarterback coach John DeFilippo, who worked in Chicago from 2020 to 2021 and is now the head coach of the UFL’s Memphis Showboats. This interview had been scheduled for a while, but after last week’s Bears Banter with former Bears scout Josh Lucas, Taylor had to get DeFilippo’s insight on Justin Fields’ rookie year (2021), their draft plan that...

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Is Justin Fields really an option for the Steelers?

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports Steelers Nation was shaken up this past week after ESPN’s Adam Schefter shared a comment that Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is a “big fan” of Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports Tomlin’s potential interest in Fields shouldn’t surprise anyone. During the owner's meeting ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft, Tomlin said, "Quarterback mobility is a more significant part of the game than it's ever been.” You can’t get a much more mobile quarterback than Fields. After...

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Report: Seahawks add long time Bill O’Brien assistant as QB coach

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ After more than a decade as a running backs coach, Charles London has transitioned to coaching quarterbacks the past three seasons. Mike Macdonald continues to assemble the first staff of his tenure as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, and after allowing the injury guarantee in Geno Smith’s contract to guarantee this week, the Hawks added their new quarterback coach. #Seahawks hiring former #Titans passing game coordinator Charles London as their new quarterbacks coach, per a team source. London previously with #Falcons #Bears #Texans....

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Patriots Reportedly Hired Veteran Offensive Assistant

The New England Patriots have reportedly hired Brown Bears offensive line coach Michael McCarthy as an offensive assistant, according to MassLive’s Mark Daniels. McCarthy has served as Brown’s offensive line coach for the past five seasons. Prior to coaching at Brown, McCarthy spent time in the NFL working for the New York Jets, Cleveland Browns […]

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Chargers officially announce coaching staff additions including Marc Trestman

Photo by Brian Kersey/ The Chargers officially announced 11 coaching additions to Jim Harbaugh’s staff including the former Chicago Bears’ head coach Marc Trestman, NaVorro Bowman and Sanjay Lal Jim Harbaugh got one step closer to completing his coaching roster as the Chargers announced 11 new hires to his staff as well as confirming three positions that would be retained. keep 'em comingour new additions → https://t.co/pr7Pz28msN pic.twitter.com/DM8KAr7z6v— Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) February 14, 2024 The new additions were headlined by Marc...

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Chicago Bears 2024 Roster Turnover: Offensive tackle review

Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports In this 12-part series, we’ll take an in-depth look at each position group for the Chicago Bears with an eye toward the 2024 season. We’ll speculate on who stays, who goes, and a few possible additions we’d like to see general manager Ryan Poles make. The Chicago Bears had some injury issues along the offensive line a season ago, with the only starter playing all 17 games being rookie right tackle Darnell Wright. The Bears will have a mostly new offensive staff under offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, but o-line coach Chris Morgan...

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‘Mike Tomlin is a big fan of Justin Fields’ says ESPN’s Adam Schefter

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports ESPN’s top national football league insider just casually mentioned that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin likes Justin Fields. Justin Fields is still contracted to play football for the Chicago Bears, but we all understand the situation around the Bears and the NFL these last couple of months. With Chicago holding the first overall draft pick, and the opportunity for general manager Ryan Poles to draft the top quarterback on his board, rumors have been circulating that Fields could be traded. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was on the Pat...

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Weekend Open Thread

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports Have at it Drop all your on- or off-topic thoughts this weekend down in the comment section below. Here’s what I’m thinking about: It took until February, but the entire NFL finally has a defensive coordinator. Here’s who ended up getting jobs this year: Bears: Eric Washington (former BUF AHC and DL coach) Bills: Bobby Babich (former BUF LB coach)* Chargers: Jesse Minter (former Michigan DC) Commanders: Joe Whitt Jr. (former DAL DB coach and PGC) Cowboys: Mike Zimmer (unemployed) Dolphins: Anthony Weaver (former BAL AHC and DL...

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Report: Andy Dickerson has a new job

Photo by Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Many fans had hoped the Seahawks would retain Dickerson after the team moved on from Pete Carroll, but that will not be the case. While new head coach of the Seattle Seahawks Mike Macdonald continues to work on building out his coaching staff, the members of the staff from the previous regime continue to slowly move on to elsewhere. Offensive coordinator Shane Waldron and running backs coach Chad Morton were quickly hired by the Chicago Bears, while Clint Hurtt and Karl Scott were nabbed by the Philadelphia Eagles, though Scott...

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Raiders hiring Luke Getsy: Do you like it?

Luke Getsy | Photo by Michael Reaves/ Las Vegas has a new offensive coordinator It’s been a wild ride, but the Las Vegas Raiders finally have an offensive coordinator (we think). New full-time Raiders’ head coach Antonio Pierce is reportedly hiring former Chicago Bears’ offensive coordinator Luke Getsy. The Raiders, of course, turned to Getsy after talks blew up with top choice, Kliff Kingsbury, two days after he agreed to join the franchise. Getsy was fired last month after two seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears. The Bears’ offense...

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Giants reportedly lose tight ends coach Andy Bischoff to Los Angeles Chargers

Andy Bischoff | Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Bischoff will join Jim Harbaugh’s staff While the New York Giants’ meandering search for a defensive coordinator continues, another opening has popped on on head coach Brian Daboll’s staff. Tight ends coach Andy Bischoff is leaving the Giants to become tight ends coach/run game coordinator for Jim Harbaugh with the Los Angeles Chargers. Bischoff, 53, has been coaching in the NFL since 2013. He has been tight ends coach for the Giants, Chicago Bears and Houston Texans. He also spent 2015-2020 working as...

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Who is Luke Getsy, and why do the Patriots see him as a potential offensive coordinator?

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Getsy is one of two coaches to interview twice for the open position so far. The New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator search is seemingly headed into its final stretch. The team has started to conduct in-person interviews with candidates, and two have so far met head coach Jerod Mayo and the rest of the team’s decision makers: former Patriots and current Los Angeles Rams tight ends coach Nick Caley, and former Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy. For more on Caley, who is considered a “finalist” for the open position,...

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Buccaneers lose ST coordinator, complete several offensive coordinator interviews

Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Like last year, Tampa Bay is scouring the league for the best fit. The Buccaneers massive coaching turnover continued Wednesday, as special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong decided to retire. Armstrong, 60, has been with Tampa since 2019 — Bruce Arians’s first season. Armstrong has coached special teams in the NFL since 1997, registering stints with the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, and Bucs. That said, Armstrong and head coach Todd Bowles go way back in their own right, as they both played at Temple...

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Another Seahawks assistant coach joins Shane Waldron in Chicago

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Chad Morton will be the Bears’ running backs coach. The Chicago Bearhawks? The Chicago Sea Bears? Whatever the case, there’s another former Seattle Seahawks assistant coach on his way to the Bears. Running backs coach Chad Morton has taken up the same position in Chicago, where former Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron is now in charge of the Bears offense. The Bears have hired Chad Morton as running backs coach, per source, filling the last position coach vacancy on their staff. Also, here's an update today from talking to new QBs...

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Chicago Bears Hire Chad Morton as running backs coach

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Chad is a rising name within the coaching ranks of the NFL. The offensive staff for the Chicago Bears and new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron could be nearing completion. Their latest hire is someone fairly familiar with Shane during their time together with the Seattle Seahawks. He’s also a quick riser in the coaching ranks within the pros. Per the Chicago Sun Times’ Jason Lieser, the Bears have hired Chad Morton as their new running backs coach. He replaces Omar Young after he filled in for the position following the termination of...

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Column: New QBs coach Kerry Joseph says ‘it’s about trust’ with the Chicago Bears QB — whoever that ends up being

Kerry Joseph has yet to dig in on this year’s NFL draft, in which the Chicago Bears holding the first and ninth picks and are in a position to select a new quarterback.

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Chicago Bears Hire Thomas Brown as Passing Game Coordinator

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports He most recently served as the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers and reunites with Shane Waldron in the Windy City. The re-tooled coaching staff for the Chicago Bears is nearly complete. Earlier today it was revealed they were hiring Chris Beatty as their new receivers coach. And, just moments ago, another big hire was leaked. This time in the form of an old friend for new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron. Per Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune the Bears are hiring Thomas Brown as their new passing game coordinator. He...

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Two offensive coordinator candidates now off the board for the Patriots

Photo by Jared C. Tilton/ Johnson and Brown were among 11 reported candidates. As the New England Patriots offensive coordinator search continues, two names can now be officially removed from the list. According to NFL Network, Texans’ QB coach Jerrod Johnson will remain in Houston while ex-Panthers offensive coordinator Thomas Brown will be joining the Chicago Bears as the team’s pass game coordinator. The 35-year Johnson became a hot commodity in the coaching ranks after his work with Texans rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud in 2023. However, a contract extension and...

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Bears hiring Chris Beatty as WRs coach

Photo by Perry Knotts/ Chris Beatty will now join the Bears coaching staff after three years with the Chargers. On Tuesday morning, ESPN’s Courtney Cronin reported that former Chargers wide receiver coach Chris Beatty is being hired by the Bears to coach their wide receivers. As Cronin note below in her report, Beatty was the wide receivers coach at the University of Maryland when current Bears wideout DJ Moore was still in college. The Bears have hired Chris Beatty as their new wide receivers coach, per source. Beatty coached DJ Moore at Maryland (2016-17).—...

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What does Bears QB coach Kerry Joseph look for in a quarterback?

Photo by Tom Hauck/ New Chicago Bears QB coach Kerry Joseph is in Mobile coaching at the Senior Bowl, and he shared some thoughts on the position. New Chicago Bears quarterback coach Kerry Joseph is coaching at the Senior Bowl, and CHGO's Nicholas Moreano caught up with him to ask what he looks at to predict success at the position. #Bears QBs coach Kerry Joseph was asked what are some of the critical factors he looks for that predict success at the quarterback position.Here is what he said.“Arm talent, accuracy, you know. Delivery quickness, physicality,...

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Chicago Bears zero in on Chris Beatty — DJ Moore’s college position coach — as their wide receivers coach

Chris Beatty would join the Chicago Bears after three seasons as the Los Angeles Chargers wide receivers coach, his first NFL stint after 20 years coaching in college.

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Can the Bears make a ‘Lions-like leap’ in 2024?

Photo by Nic Antaya/ Can the Bears make the playoffs in 2024? One analyst beleives this franchise is on the right path. There are some parallels to the path the Chicago Bears are on and the one the Detroit Lions are in the midst of. The Lions are in a place the Bears strive for — NFC North champs, second most wins in the NFL, one game away from the Super Bowl — but three years ago, the Lions were (3-13-1) in Dan Campbell’s first year as head coach. In Matt Eberflus’ first season coaching the Bears, they were (3-14) in 2022. In Campbell’s second season, his...

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Shrine Bowl standouts from Day 1 of practices

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Two receivers named Washington owned Saturday’s practices, and someone from Ryan Poles’ alma mater might be moving up draft boards. The pads were popping at The Star on Saturday, and a couple of players the Chicago Bears should be watching made their presence felt. Defenses, including the East Team’s unit run by Bears linebackers coach Dave Borgonzi. generally dominated Day 1 as offenses tried to find their footing. But some offensive linemen managed to make waves in team drills, and a pair of West Team receivers named Washington won...

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/