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Packers-Bears Week 1 contest was one of best in entire NFL season

The Green Bay Packers’ regular season opener against the Chicago Bears was one of the best games of the entire NFL season. It started with hope. The Green Bay Packers had their two-time MVP quarterback back for the new season, fully healthy. For the Chicago Bears, a new era was beginning under head coach Matt […] Packers-Bears Week 1 contest was one of best in entire NFL season - Lombardi Ave - Lombardi Ave - A Green Bay Packers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Chicago Tribune

Bears tab former receiver Chris Jackson to be a defensive assistant

Bears coach Matt Nagy announced the hiring of defensive assistant Chris Jackson on Tuesday. Jackson assisted the Bears during training camp in 2018 as part of the NFL’s Bill Walsh Diversity Coaching Fellowship and most recently coached wide receivers at Liberty High School in Peoria, Ariz. Jackson...

Chicago Tribune

The Browns — not the Bears — sign running back Kareem Hunt

The Browns on Monday signed running back Kareem Hunt, ending outside speculation the Bears might reunite the NFL’s 2017 rushing leader with coach Matt Nagy in Chicago. In January, Nagy, Bears general manager Ryan Pace and Chairman George McCaskey left open the possibility of pursuing a contract...

Big Blue View

Giants add pair of coaches to defensive staff

Vacancies on staff officially filled The New York Giants on Monday officially filled a pair of vacancies on their defensive coaching staff. Mike Dawson will replace Rob Leonard as outside linebackers coach after Leonard joined the Miami Dolphins. Henry Baker will take over from DeShea Townsend as assistant defensive backs coach. Townsend is now defensive backs coach for the Chicago Bears. Baker was cornerbacks coach at North Carolina last season. He had accepted a job as cornerbacks coach and passing game coordinator at Rutgers last month. Baker coached previously at Rutgers, Delaware and...


Broncos coach Vic Fangio plans to ‘establish a work ethic’ in Denver’s organization

New Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio wants to make sure that the first thing he instills in the Broncos’ organization is a good work ethic, and in saying so, he used his former Chicago Bears club as an example: “We have to establish a work ethic in the players here and work very hard […] The post Broncos coach Vic Fangio plans to ‘establish a work ethic’ in Denver’s organization appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Windy City Gridiron

AAF Opening Weekend Open Thread For Chicago Bears Fans

A new football league with a lot of familiar faces, including coach Mike Singletary, hits the field this weekend The AAF inaugural season starts tonight, and continues on through tomorrow. SATURDAY Two games are on CBS tonight, and there are also two games scheduled for Sunday (this thread will serve for comments on both, and as a weekend open thread so feel free to express your love for the packers. The two games for tonight will feature the Atlanta Legends visiting the Orlando Apollos and the San Antonio Commanders hosting the San Diego Fleet. Most of the US will get San Diego at San...

Chicago Tribune

Bears announce defensive coaching staff promotions

Bears coach Matt Nagy announced Friday the promotion of two of his defensive quality control coaches. Sean Desai, who was in the quality-control role with the Bears for six seasons, was promoted to safeties coach. Desai worked with defensive backs and linebackers and assisted the special teams...


Despite ‘Deep Hatred’ For Patriots, Bears’ Chuck Pagano Respects Dynasty

Chuck Pagano has years of history with the New England Patriots while he served as the head coach of the... Read More »

Pats Pulpit

Greg Schiano’s final four years at Rutgers gave way to an unrivaled list of eventual Patriots

Dusting off the Rutgers media guides from 2008 through 2011 leads to 19 Patriots from past and present. Flipping through an old Rutgers football media guide is an experience. Even if scrolling in PDF form. You’ll come across Greg Schiano on the cover of the 2001 edition – in a white polo that neither begins nor ends before a white background – as he entered his first year as the Scarlet Knights’ head coach after three years with the Chicago Bears and two with the Miami Hurricanes. It reads, “It’s Time,” with a logo of the team’s scarlet helmet eclipsing the all-caps...

Chicago Tribune

Packers hire Illinois offensive line coach Luke Butkus, nephew of Bears Hall of Famer

The Packers have hired Illinois offensive line coach Luke Butkus as their assistant offensive line coach, the team announced Thursday. Butkus, the nephew of Illinois great and Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus, spent the last three seasons as Illinois’ offensive line coach. Previously,...

Acme Packing Company

Packers hire Luke Butkus as assistant OL coach and add special teams assistant

Yes, this is weird. Because yes, he is related to the Bears Hall of Famer. There are a few names that are forever associated with certain NFL teams. Starr, Hutson, Lombardi, and Lambeau for the Green Bay Packers. Halas, Sayers, Payton, and Butkus for the Chicago Bears. Except now, the Packers have a Butkus of their own. Green Bay has hired Luke Butkus, the nephew of Hall of Famer Dick Butkus, to be their assistant offensive line coach. The team announced the hire in a press release on Thursday morning. The younger Butkus played center at the University of Illinois until 2001 and making two...

Windy City Gridiron

Which Bears player will make the leap?

The latest Windy City Gridiron Roundtable is all about the young talent on the Chicago Bears. Thanks to general manager Ryan Pace and his scouting team, the Chicago Bears are one of the younger teams in the NFL, and many of those youngsters are primed to make a leap in 2019. Offensively, that group was just coached by an innovative staff led by head coach Matt Nagy, that put them in position to maximize their talents, something that we’ve see happen on the defensive side of the ball for four consecutive years under Vic Fangio. The defensive coaching staff may be mostly gone now, but the...

Pats Pulpit

Patriots to name former Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano as defensive coordinator

The Patriots rarely hire from outside the organization. This is what it means. The New England Patriots are expected to name Greg Schiano as the team’s new defensive coordinator. Schiano will take the place of Brian Flores, who left to take the head coaching job for the Miami Dolphins. Here are some immediate thoughts on this decision. Schiano is extremely qualified for the football job Schiano has been coaching for almost 30 years. He coached defensive backs for Penn State from 1991-95, and assisted and coached the Chicago Bears defensive backs from 1996-98. He was named defensive...

Chicago Tribune

Bears offseason calendar: A rundown of the important dates and deadlines in 2019

For the Bears, the 2019 offseason is about sustaining momentum from their worst-to-first turnaround and building on their 12-4 record. Here’s a rundown of meaningful dates and deadlines that make up the offseason calendar for general manager Ryan Pace, coach Matt Nagy and the team. Feb. 14 Unlike...


Super Bowl proves importance of a smart QB, good coaching strategy

One of the best things Bill Belichick did on Sunday was prove that at some point, the coach on the sideline can’t win the game. Don’t worry, we’re not going to spend a long time talking about yesterday’s excuse for football entertainment that led to the wrong team winning, but there was a particular factor in the Patriots’ victory that bears highlighting. Ryan Edwards and his 1st and 10 @ 10 crew on Orange & Blue Radio discussed a comment from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport that Bill Belichick used a particularly crafty technique to neutralize the Rams’ high-octane offense....

Windy City Gridiron

Bear With Me: Super Bowl Review, Nagy Wins Coach of The Year

On the latest episode of Bear With Me, Robert S. recaps and reviews the Super Bowl by noting the style of the game, what the Patriots did well, and the performances (or lack thereof) of key players throughout the game. Plus, he covers the Bears’ appearances in the NFL end-of-season awards. Hey Bears Fans! Welcome to the Super Bowl Recap edition of Bear With Me! Due to an impromptu business trip, I’m extending last week’s poll to make sure I can properly give the winning subject it’s due — keep up the voting! In this episode, I thoroughly review the takeaways that Super Bowl 53...


Bears HC Matt Nagy wins NFL Coach of the Year honors

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy has been announced as the coach of the year for the 2018 NFL season. .@ChicagoBears HC Matt Nagy is the 2018 Coach of the Year! #NFLHonors pic.twitter.com/vYi2uy1Sm1 — NFL (@NFL) February 2, 2019 The Chicago Bears came into this past season with hopes for maybe being a wild-card team. […] The post Bears HC Matt Nagy wins NFL Coach of the Year honors appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Chicago Tribune

Matt Nagy's first year as Chicago Bears head coach, in his own words

From his hiring to being named NFL Coach of the Year, Matt Nagy sums up his first year with the Bears.

Bleeding Green Nation

Doug Pederson is 3-0 against the last two head coaches to win Coach of the Year

Crusher. Doug Pederson didn’t actually receive any awards at the 2019 NFL Honors show on Saturday evening but you can add another notch to his belt. With Matt Nagy being honored for his efforts turning around the Chicago Bears in 2018, Pederson is now 3-0 against the last two Coach of the Year award winners. Pederson’s win over Nagy obviously came in the Wild Card round of the 2019 NFL Playoffs, with the Eagles upsetting the Bears in Chicago. Pederson is also 2-0 against last year’s fraudulent Coach of the Year award winner, Sean McVay. What makes these wins over Nagy and McVay...

Windy City Gridiron

The Bear’s Den, Super Bowl Sunday Edition, February 3, 2019

Today’s Den is about the Super Bowl, HOF choices, NFL Honors and bad lip reading... BEAR DOWN, CHICAGO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!! NFL BAD LIP READING The Chicago Bears are heavily featured in this edition of Bad Lip Reading: SUPER BOWL Biggs: Father Time is ticking on Tom Brady, but the Patriots dynasty is alive and well in their quest for a sixth Super Bowl title - Chicago Tribune - Tom Brady said there is “zero” chance he will retire after Super Bowl LIII. And who can blame him? The Patriots quarterback and his coach, Bill Belichick, are playing in their ninth championship game and...

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Bears HC Matt Nagy wins AP NFL Coach of the Year

This marks the second consecutive season where a first-year head coach has won the award. This season, Matt Nagy did something that had not been done in years: he made the Chicago Bears dangerous again. The first-year head coach of the Bears was named the 2018 AP NFL Coach of the Year at the NFL Honors award show on Saturday. Nagy now joins the likes of George Halas, Mike Ditka, Dick Jauron and Louie Smith as Bears coaches who have won the award. Nagy, 40, was hired by the Bears on January 8, 2018 after the franchise suffered its fourth consecutive last-place finish in the NFC North. With...

Field Gulls

NFL Honors 2019: Pete Carroll gets Coach of the Year votes

The NFL is handing out its awards for the 2018 season, and among the traditional categories, the AP Coach of the Year award went to Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy, who led the Bears to a 12-4 record and an NFC North title. According to the full AP breakdown, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was among six to receive a COTY vote, finishing fifth with a whopping two votes. Coach of Year voting: Nagy – 24Lynn – 10Reich – 8Reid – 5Carroll – 2Payton – 1— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) February 2, 2019 As noted last year, the Seahawks have never won an AP award in...

Chicago Tribune

Former Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio named NFL Assistant Coach of the Year

For his work as defensive coordinator of the Bears, Vic Fangio got the head coaching gig in Denver. He also won the AP NFL Assistant Coach of the Year Award on Saturday. Fangio guided the latest version of the “Monsters of the Midway” to a third-place ranking on defense and first against the run....

Chicago Tribune

Matt Nagy caps his 1st Bears season with the NFL Coach of the Year Award

Along with new X’s and O’s, Matt Nagy brought a fresh attitude to the Bears in 2018, and his interpersonal skills with players perhaps made a greater impact on the team than his playbook. The combination of scheme and an energized approach at Halas Hall fueled a worst-to-first turnaround that earned...

FOX Sports

Vic Fangio wins top assistant coach for work with Bears

Vic Fangio wins top assistant coach for work with Bears

Chicago Tribune

A former Bears quarterback was behind Rams coach Sean McVay's high school heroics in Atlanta

Behind Sean McVay, the 33-year-old Rams wunderkind who already has his own NFL coaching tree, is a onetime Bears quarterback. Before Alan Chadwick became a coaching legend in Georgia and the man who guided McVay through his formative years at Marist School, just north of Atlanta in Brookhaven,...

Bolts From The Blue

Anthony Lynn finishes second in Coach of the Year voting

The Chicago Bears’ first-year head coach, Matt Nagy, ran away with Coach of the Year award, but the Los Angeles Chargers’ own Anthony Lynn came in second in the voting. Around the NFL reported the voting results via Twitter Coach of Year voting: Nagy – 24Lynn – 10Reich – 8Reid – 5Carroll – 2Payton – 1— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) February 2, 2019 There was little surprise in the results with the Indianapolis Colts’ Frank Reich, Kansas City Chiefs’ Andy Reid, Seattle Seahawks’ Pete Carroll, and New Orleans Saints’ Sean Payton also receiving votes. It was...

The Phinsider

The award for best play of the 2018 NFL season goes to...

THE MIAMI MIRACLE!!!! As we all know, tomorrow is the Super Bowl. And like most years, the annoying New England Patriots will be playing in the biggest game of the season. But before the big game is played in front of the entire world, the NFL Honors are taking place. A short time ago, the NFL award winners began to leak on social media. As expected, Patrick Mahomes won offensive player of the year and Saquon Barkley won offensive rookie of the year. Matt Nagy won coach of the year, for his masterful job with the Chicago Bears. (Vic Fangio was also awarded the “assistant coach of...

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/

New York Giants Report: Bring on the Bears

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo and quarterback Eli Manning discuss cleaning up mistakes and avoiding a trap against the 2-7 Chicago Bears.

Lovie Smith Named Head Coach At Illinois

Lovie Smith has signed a 6-year, $21 million deal with the University of Illinois. Smith is a popular decision given his successful 9-year run with the Chicago Bears. Produced by Marc DiBenedetto