Tag: Jeremy Bates

Audibles From the Long Snapper

Brandon Marshall: Out in Denver?BM is in great shape and preparing for this weekend’s Pro Bowl to be the last game he plays in a Denver Broncos’ helmet.  Marshall will be trade bait come early March and should fetch a sum that includes a number one draft pick.  While we’d all love to see the... Read more »


Jeremy Bates.  No thanks. Tom Clements.  Not allowed. Chud.  No thanks. Hue Jackson.  No thanks. Ken Zampese.  Not allowed. Nobody wants the Bears’ offensive coordinator position and it has nothing to do with the players on the roster.  The next OC will get one year under a sinking-ship head coach who will force you to... Read more »

Bears Must Fire Lovie Smith

With ESPN reporting that Perry Fewell will be accepting the defensive coordinator position with the New York Giants and the Chicago Bears dragging the bottom of the barrel and interviewing Mike Tice, it is time for the decision makers at Halas Hall to admit a mistake and fire Lovie Smith.   The plan was moronic... Read more »

Bates Follows Carroll to Seattle

While the talk has been that Jeremy Bates was set to interview with the Bears on Tuesday, it is not the case. The Chicago Bears have been informed that Jeremy Bates, who was scheduled to interview for their offensive coordinator’s job, has decided to accept the same job with Carroll and the Seahawks, two sources... Read more »

Audibles From the Long Snapper

The Case Against Jeremy Bates David Haugh makes the case that the Bears can not afford to put someone as unproven as Jeremy Bates in charge of the offense.  And while I understand it is a calculated risk, at some point every coach on earth becomes something for the first time.  Referring to him as... Read more »

Who is Jeremy Bates?

The Orange County Register tells his story.  You should read the whole thing here.  This part made me laugh: And Bates does sweat. With Carroll-esque energy, Bates animatedly instructs quarterbacks and receivers, his arms often flailing, his mind constantly churning. “The guy’s 100 miles per hour, non-stop,” No. 3 quarterback Mitch Mustain said. “He’s on... Read more »

Offensive Reasons For Optimism

Jeremy Bates wants to be the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears.  So does Charlie Weis.  So do Mike Martz and apparently every other out of work offensive mind in the football world (including Al “World’s Largest Playbook” Saunders).  There are going to be openings elsewhere – Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Kansas City – but the job... Read more »

The Jeremy Bates Question

Here is what the Tribune has to say about Jeremy Bates: His first qualification for the job is he gets along well with Jay Cutler, having been his quarterbacks coach in Denver. But he also is known as an extremely hard working, brilliant young coach who learned a lot from Jon Gruden and Mike Shanahan.... Read more »