Now that the Bears have their new head coach, the attention will quickly shift to the staff Marc Trestman hires.
No matter who the Bears find to replace Lovie Smith, the franchise is going to make a concerted effort to improve the offense.
Check out Jeff Joniak’s “Keys to the Game” for the Bears matchup against the Colts on Sunday at Soldier Field.
Jeremy Bates is new to the Bears, but he’s totally at home in training camp. The team’s new quarterbacks coach can measure his life in yard markers, tackling dummies and two-a-day practices.
A week into training camp, it would be fair to describe the Cutler-Tice relationship as the exact opposite of the Cutler-Martz relationship.
Good luck, now, to that ravenous swarm that descended on Bourbonnais yesterday.
If you listen beyond the same propaganda you hear every year — and of course see the upgraded talent on the field — it’s easy to buy into what the Bears are selling.
For years, we’ve been hearing about the Bears developing creative ways to get Devin Hester the ball within the offense.
Cutler clearly has more input on the offense, the kind of an input a franchise quarterback should have.
With a new offensive coordinator at the helm, the Bears can move forward with a new offensive mindset.
Sources tell WSCR that Tice was unhappy about the team’s public position that he needed so much help to do his job, and made his feelings known to Lovie Smith.
Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio joined The McNeil and Spiegel Show to discuss some of the Bears’ needs this offseason.
What might not be as well-documented is exactly what pushed Cutler over the edge before he asked to be traded.
The addition of Jeremy Bates as the Bears new quarterbacks coach will give Jay Cutler something he’s yet to have in Chicago — familiarity.
Here’s a quick summary of what Bates’ offenses have done since he began coaching in 2002.
Bates worked with Jay Cutler for three years in Denver, including the 2008 season when the quarterback threw for a Broncos’ franchise record 4,526 yards en route to the Pro Bowl.
Former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates is not a candidate for the Bears’ quarterback coach/passing coordinator opening.
The Bears will reportedly interview Greg Olson for their passing coordinator/quarterbacks coach opening.