Thayer Wouldn’t Rule Out Joining Bears As O-Line Coach

(WSCR) With Mike Tice taking over as offensive coordinator, the Bears must fill the role of offensive line coach.

One possible candidate for Tice’s replacement could be Tom Thayer, who played guard for the Bears for eight seasons and won a Super Bowl in 1985. Thayer is currently the the Bears color commentator for WBBM Radio.

“To me, it would always be great to be part of the Bears winning a Super Bowl,” Thayer told The McNeil and Spiegel Show. “It’s hard to say.

“It’s hard to say no to it just because I’ve invested my life in the Bears.  I love being a part of the Bears. I love doing the Bears radio broadcasts, so I never want to wish myself out of anything I’ve been really enjoying.”

LISTEN: Tom Thayer on The McNeil and Spiegel Show

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Thayer did say, however, that his lack of coaching experience may be a hindrance.

“You know, if you don’t have experience behind those doors, they don’t consider you having experience, and that was just one of the weird things about it,” Thayer said. “Experience comes when you pay your dues in the inner office avenue of football.”

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  • Good old number 57 fan

    I listen to Jeff Joniak and Tom Thayer’s broadcasts of every Bears game, they are quite a team, I’d easily say they are the best I’ve ever heard.

    I’ve heard Tom Thayer discuss why he never wants to get into coaching because it is a 24/7 commitment and at the time he said that was a few years ago. He would make a great coach and also have to put up with the bad press as well as any good that comes along.

  • Markie Maypo

    Seriously Tom? You’re worried about experience? You break down tape of the Bears EVERY week, and you are BRILLIANT!!! While I would hate to see you and Jeff “break-up”, being that you guys are the BEST radio team in the NFL. I think you would do a remarkable job coaching!

  • malcom

    would it be too much to ask for more african american coaches so the players will have someone to have something in common?????

    • Creighton

      Isn’t it okay to say black again? I saw it on Scrubs Brown Bear told JD it was ok now. Plus what about Mexican coaches? Who can Garza speak too? Or a Jewish coach, poor Carimi has nobody to speak Hebrew with. I thought it was so cruel that the Bears never brought in a Hawaiian to work with Olin.Damn you Lovie Smith, you have it in your contract to pick whatever coaches you want, you racist, I always new he hated black people. It’s cause he’s from Texas, people from Texas are totally racist. If only there was a black coach who could replace Lovie, then the players would have someone to talk to. It’s impossible for anyone from a different race to communicate with any other race, the Bears should know this. You should go tell them Malcom, you seem very smart with a clear grip on reality.

      I don’t trust Tom, he is to much of a yes man. I heard him time and time again say the offensive line was really good and he talked up Webb and Louis several times. Well I am here to tell you they sucked. The whole line sucked, 49-50 sacks and Thayer was often boasting about them. Please, I don’t like people who can lie that easy to the fans. Smart man, but how dedicated would he be to this? He has not wanted to be a coach, this is not the first mention of him doing it. He could have done it a long time ago, but he didn’t want. No thanks I would rather have a guy who is good at and enjoys it, not an unkown who doesn’t want to put in the hours.

  • Bears4life

    I think Tom would be a perfect fit! Really liked him as a player, and I always learn something from his game break down on both the Bears website and radio

  • Tommy

    But then I’d lose the chance to kick your arse in beach volleyball at NAB!

  • Dan Rakow

    If Tom Thayer were to give up his role as Radio Analyst with the Chicago Bears Radio Network.Offensive Line Coach with the Chicago Bears would be a perfect fit with him.

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