Why Kyle Shanahan Would Be an Ideal Fit in Chicago

Why Kyle Shanahan Would Be an Ideal Fit in Chicago

Phil Emery has specific requirements for the next head coach of the Chicago Bears. He wants someone with high energy. He wants someone who has had success in their current role. He wants someone to provide a synergistic aura throughout the hallowed Halls of Papa Bear.

He wants Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

First, I hate nepotism in the NFL and it’s rampant. The primary reason is simple: I’m jealous. Unless I wanted to be the next star of North Jersey real estate or become the CEO-in-waiting of a profitable moving company, my parents were of no use to me professionally. If my dad were the defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears I would most likely be the linebackers coach of the Chicago Bears. I mean, I can’t have worse credentials than Bob Babich.

We all know Kyle Shanahan would never have ascended to a coordinator position at this level were his name Kyle Hughes or Kyle MacLachlan. But Shanahan did ascend and did so NOT under the wing of his father Mike but under the wing of his father’s protege, former Broncos backup QB and current Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. And his offenses have been successful, with and without a star quarterback.

Kyle Shanahan brings with him a track record of running successful offenses in Houston and Washington. He specifically brings an ability to install his father’s renowned zone run schemes and display the type of rush attack in Chicago the city and weather require. He also brings with him an asset that none of the other candidates bring: Mike Shanahan. No coach handled the skills and temperament of Jay Cutler better than Mike Shanahan and Kyle’s ability to mine that resource is an asset not to be overlooked.

Kyle Shanahan would also provide something the Bears sideline has lacked for the past 15 years: fire. He is an intense customer, never more on display than when he profanely chased a referee into the tunnel after a September game ended poorly for the Redskins. He apologized for that outburst and paid a heavy fine but that kind of passion is criticized on a sideline defined by Joe Gibbs’ steely class. It would be lauded on a sideline made famous in the modern era by Da Coach.

And Shanahan’s inexperience on the defensive side of the ball, coupled with his desire to climb from his father’s shadow, would certainly make him amenable to keeping Rod Marinelli and the current defensive structure/staff in place. For me this is the difference between the Bears being a contender in 2013 or not.

Would it be a risky hire? Absolutely. And I doubt Phil Emery would make a thirty-three year old his first major hire as a general manager. But Shanahan fits the bill and fills a desperate need in the city of Chicago.

Doesn’t someone like that at least require an interview?


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  • Good points, but after the RG3 debacle, I have my doubts.

  • In reply to Atticus:

    that's what you're basing your decision on? You think that was his (and not daddy's) call?

    That all said, I personally don't think he's ready to be a HC. (and no, I've no real experience/exposure to him)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Then I want to hear hikm say " Dad was wrong. I would not have played him."

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    like that will ever happen Al.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Then it's a Tacet Endorsement of playing RGIII.

    And SHADDAP, Dr. James Andrews trying to cover you butt on this one. If you didn't think he should be out there all you had to do was SAY SO. Now you're doing more tap dancing than Fred & Ginger did in any single movie they ever did together( THERE's an analogy for the old curmudgeons!). Far as I'm concerned, your rep is taking a major beating on this.

  • Time for some 5-Hour Synergy.

    I can feel my corporate speak slipping.

  • Water cooler gossip:

    Chucky Gruden turned down a 5yr/$60M offer from the Bills to take over the ship, including control of the 53.

    I can't find another source on this, so I'm calling bullshit, but the guy who said it is a power attorney who may be in the know.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    so do we know how much these guys (chucky, Cowher, Lou Holtz (hee hee, ok, that last one was a joke), etc…) get paid to sit in a cushy chair and pontificate for a few hrs a week all season... rather than slogging it out night after long night for 10-11 months of the year with their junk constantly on the block coaching?

    That would be a good anchor-point to understand. I get that coaching, like anything that's a passion in life, might not have a price tag attached for most of these guys, but it would be good context to know in anycase.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think those guys make in the $1-$2 mil range. Depending on popularity, talent, etc. I would guess Chucky would make more doing MNF than a studio talking head. Don't really know.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    That smell is either something the dog left behind or "Agent Speak".

  • I think the Bears are going to have to break the piggy bank to get someone like Gruden, Cower, etc.

    Just looking at history when it comes to the Bears and Finances...I can't see them doing that. I hope I'm wrong but the Bears are tight with money.

    I like this read Jeff and yes agree he's worth an interview AND he'll be considerably cheaper than the above mentioned..at least I think he should.

    One last note from the previous thread about the shadowy, unexplainable, urge to hire ex-Bears. I think it's a case of remembering them as players first and coaches second. That's not a good way to look at them at all but the allure of ex-bears like Singletary is how they were on the field and NOT on the sideline. Singletary was terribly over his head at SF and it was hurtfully obvious. However, would I like to see him on a Bears sideline again? Yes. In a major role? NO. I think he would and is making a good LB coach and he has the ability to fire people up which the Bears have been lacking for several seasons now.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    Briggs on the Score this morning says that from what he's heard, Singletary isn't much of a position coach.

    As for fire and passion, which do you think would have gotten the Bears more wins last year? More fire and passion? Or better o-line talent and a better offensive scheme?

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    Thats some old history you're talkin about. The Bears are far from cheap, and we have rehashed that on here several times. Their payroll has been in the top ten, and they spend considerably more than teams like the Patriots. I'm sure if Emery thinks Gruden is the man they will spend the $$$. Whatever they have to pay the man, they will more than make it up if they win the Super Bowl. Just shirt and jersey sales would make up the extra millions they would spend.
    The Bears are at 84 million this year, the Pats are at 58 million.
    Lets bury this subject once and for all.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Considered it buried with flowers on top.

    That would rock Murph to get Gruden, but I'm trying to keep my expectations low for now. 84 Million vs. Pats 58...all I can say is WOW.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    Youd be surprised if you look at that link on salaries. How we far outspend some of the perceived "big spenders". The Cowboys we outspend by like 12 mill, the Skins by 10 Mill, we are ourtpent by the Eagles at the tune of 6 Mil. I guess we could find our Bears guilty of overspending on some players not deserving of the cash we pay them.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    This fact isn't going away. I ask you why we had no WRs for at least a decade. Half a dozen good ones left for $. Lovie was held over because Virginia isn't paying anyone to stay home.He should have been dumped 2 years ago.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    What about Holmgren? He is a step above all the other names. He would bring big time stature to this franchise and send a hell of a message to the league. Would there be any doubt about the quality of the decision making? He could be the first modern day coach to win two SB's with two different teams.

  • In reply to jimcal229`:

    Holmgren is certainly the cream of this crop, which doesn't really include the right Gruden, who I don't believe is that eager to coach.

  • No chance that Marinelli comes back. Am I missing something? It seems to be a consesus opinion on dis here blog that is a real possibility. Why the fuck would he come back? We shit canned his buddy. The only guy in the league that would hire him after he went fucking winless as a hc. Rod doesn't strike me as the type of dude that would be ok with that. Too grizzly, too Vietnammy. He reminds me of Walter Sobchak from Lebowski. We'll be getting a new coordinator on D. Mark it, dude.

  • We fired his buddy...BUT his defense did extremely well this year..he has to be happy about that and Lovie was fired because of Offensive reasons not Defense. So I think he might be convinced to stay since he "knows what he has" on defense. I think he's a great D Coordinator and I'm betting the Bears will "try" and keep him here.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    last time I say this...

    FUCK rod and all the rest of lovies worthless fucking sycophant buddies.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Come on MB...our Defense is not broken...yet. Rod is not a wart on Lovie's ass...he doesn't have to go with the host.

    Cleaning house across the board is not realistic nor is it going to happen.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    I just don't want any trash left over B4, that's all. Just want a totally clean break.

    I do get your point if that makes you feel better.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I think you're going to get your wish. Unless it's a young coach with few contacts, you'd think he'd want all his own guys. Usually when a coach gets canned there aren't many (if any) leftovers.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I should hope so Canada, don't they know who the fuck I am!?

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    Face it guys this defense is too old and too slow. It is in retrograde and needs freshening. The O line will be the priority to be sure. Not much there to build on. I love the center from CFU. Does Tommy Thayer have any sons?

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    The D just might be better with Marinelli not having to deal with Smith. Wasn't the reason Chico was ran out of town was because he wanted to deviate from Smith's vision of it?

  • In reply to jimcal229`:

    well, we were technically never given a reason. when Lovie was asked to explain why ron boy was shown the door in favor of bobby b, his answer was simply, "Trust me."

    so we don't know if it's because ron wanted to deviate, whether lovie thought ron was getting too much credit, or whether lovie is racist. all we do know is that the Bears D didn't regain its swagger until marinelli took over.



  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Do you see what happens? Do you see what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass?

  • Yes Doc, I do.

    How's it been my man?

    I have a date with that girl from our night at the Brigg on thursday. Hope she's as cute as I remember.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Life is a juggernaut, my friend.

    Good luck with Prudy McHotty!

  • nice.

    Damn it... that's what I thought. I might be lucky to get a peck on the cheek goodnight. We'll see what I can do about that. Hopefully she's more quite rockyourworldnaughty librarian type than true prude.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Hopefully she's smarter than Miss Alabama!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    She's going out with MB. How smart can she be?

  • You may be right, but Marinelli did stay on with Tampa as DL coach and assistant HC after Dungy got fired. They got Gruden because of Dungy's ineffective offenses and won the SB the next year. Maybe the Bears are trying to follow that formula.

  • What everybody think of Mike Singletary as a Defensive Coordinator!

  • In reply to MexicanBear:


  • In reply to MexicanBear:

    This is my reply from the last thread. Not trying to give you hard time. Just not impressed.

    "Other than he got Vernon Davis to grow up, what has he done as a coach? I don't get the faction that wants us to hire ex-Bears all the time. If they're good coaches, Fuck Yeah! If not, why hire them?"

  • In reply to MexicanBear:

    Mike Singletary does not have the qualifications to be defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears.

  • For you MB
    Just to help clear your head.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    My god Murph... you are a saint sir.

    I've never loved the advent of walking more than I do now.

    Bless you my son.

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    I don't want Kyle Shanahan as the next head coach mainly because I am skeptical on how much any of the offensive success was Kyle and not his father's or Kubiak's and he was just along for the ride. With that said I am perfectly fine with Rod coming back, in fact unless new incoming coach has like Marty Kiffin coming in with him idk where else you go to not have to rebuild on that side of the ball for now.

  • who are all these people?!?!?!?

    I feel so lost.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Idk but I'm "skeptical on them"

  • Um, ouch


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah - the angle his knee bent at...I'm halfway surprised it took an MRI.
    We called it when it happened. I imagine it makes only a minor difference, if at all, in how long he's going to be rehabbing it.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I thought the preliminary tests indicated ACL, LCL. The WaPo article cited by SI says LCL, not MCL. Where is SI getting MCL?

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    don't know Buttsteak, but they usually just suck.

    Whatever the case, he should not have gone back in and his career is even more at risk now.

    He and vick should prove that the NFL is not the place for the speed option. It's just too physically devastating for a QB no matter how athletic.

  • 'You want a toe? I can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternnon.. with nail polish. These fuckin' amateurs..'

    Love that movie. Especially Goodman in it.

  • 'This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass!'

  • is he about to cry?!?! I think he's about to cry...


  • Damn...

    "Andrew Luck and RG3 walk into a bar... to watch Russell Wilson play the Atlanta Falcons in the Divisional Round of the playoffs."

    Read more: http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/01/thats-just-wrong-internet-its-robert-griffin-iiis-knee-injury-in-meme-form#ixzz2HP5cVCD9

  • In reply to MB30SD:



  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It was nice of god to make her pretty!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    hahahahahaha... I personally, give jesus all the credit Canada.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    ...and ironic of him to make her so mentally challenged.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:


  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    That was my point. When you meet people like this you can't even joke with them because they have no idea what you're talking about. Takes all of the fun out of it.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I would suffer through it for a night or two canada... what can I say, I'm a very humane guy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I get that but if she's totally uptight about sex I'd rather stay home and pound the pud.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


    She was a lot more attractive before she started answering questions.

    Brent Musberger mad a complete ass of himself over her last night.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    ...a man, making him an ass of himself... over a beautiful woman!?!?

    Al, say it ain't so!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Musburger has liver spots older than her.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Likely some shoes and ties in his closet as well.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    You got your Miss Alabama's mixed up, Al.

    Musberger has a crush on Miss Alabama USA 2012, Katherine Webb. The creationist is Miss Alabama USA 2011, Madeline Mitchell.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I'll take Melissa Stark over either of them.

  • So Rosenbum is all over "Studip" Emery for interviewing Sammurai.
    Fine, I don't think he's a fit either but do go the enitre piece with a single mention to the sham that is THE ROONEY rule is ludicrous.

    Rosey must have strained himself into a hemerrhoid or two pinching out THAT pile of...er...um...words.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I do not understand how that guy has a job. Without exception, I wonder that aloud every time I hear him on 670. Last weekend he literally spent minutes discussing how Calvin Johnson had a "decent" season. He went as far as to say "it wasn't great." Apparently, for Rosenbloom's sake, he was tackled way too many times at the 1 yard line. Huh? That man gets paid to say everything is bad and everyone is stupid. I can't stand him.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Why is it that people have a hard time simply ignoring that "writer"?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I believe Emery has already interviewed one or possibly two "minority candidates." Singletary is getting the interview because he's an alumn, simple as that.

    And by the way, I have no problem with him being interviewed. I think Ginny has her heart in the right place giving the guy a shot. I think Emery has already shown he doesn't mind talking to people - why not one more. So what's the problem? I don't think he'll get the job, but let him talk.

  • So I don’t get all the ND hate. The media and even Jeff’s been calling them terrible, etc…

    Yeah, they got blown the fuck out last night… but how many teams have had that done to them by Roll Tide in the last 5 years?

    That said, this is their first winning season in how long? Kelly, from my spot on the couch, did an amazing job bringing that team back into relevance. I’ve also seen many many teams come in, after more than a MONTH of not playing football, and look totally flat and terrible. But it’s one game. I get the crazy college scheduling where the north teams never play the south teams and sometimes that makes for crazy mismatches… but look at the Florida v. Louisville game. Everyone (especially Kirk H.) thought florida was going to blow them out... whoops.

    I know they were totally outclassed, but I also think ND came in totally flat and that if they would have come out differently the game might have at least been respectable.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    the point is, they deserve props for doing what they did and getting where they did this year after so much crap for so long.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    And sorry, no ND props when the Championship Game is , for all intents and purposes OVER before 9p, EST.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I get it al, they were absolute dogshit last night... I mean teo missed at least 6 tackles that he normally would have had easily.

    As a former player, I just know that individuals and entire teams can most certainly have off nights. And while, yes, Bama's dominance will have that effect on teams, I also think the irish didn't play like they had the rest of the year. There's a reason teo got awarded 7 position awards this year, the performance last night did seem like an aberration to me. (again, even if they'd have played up to their potential, I agree it still may not have been enough)

  • In reply to MB30SD:


    Kelly gave some half-wit pussified answer at halftime, when asked what could change in the 2nd half. Something like "It's all Alabama. Maybe they won't come back out." - meaning not back out of the locker room.

    What a shit answer. What a "we're totally out-classed here" answer, to give to your young soldiers on national TV.

    It was a beat-down. Every kid on that team could have mainlined Phil Emery's 5-Hour Synergy, and been as erect as an Eskimo on a frigid night, and it would not have mattered. That was like watching a Pro team play a Division II college team, it was a joke of a National Championship game, and it begs the question if the SEC Chap should just be crowned National Champ automatically, and the BCS could be for everybody else.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I get that, I really do... but ND did not play like they had the rest of the year last night... see my example of teo above.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Not hating on ND, but they were not one of the two best teams in college football this year. They barely beat Purdue, BYU, and Pitt. They beat Stanford on a questionable call I think. I would like to see at least an 8 team playoff.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    It's re-directed SEC hate.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Yup. But living here, I do have to say a couple of spankings to dispel some of the hubris here about their conference would be welcome.

    I think they should move the championship game around to different climates every year. Let them play at Univ of Michigan stadium in January and see how the warm weather teams do.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I agree. I wonder if ND would have looked so flat if they hadn't had to wait a month after the season to play the game.

    ND beat a lot of good teams to get to (Florida, Stanford). And Alabama is in a class of its own right now after 3 championships in 4 years. Imagine being a senior this year - graduating with 3 titles. That's just nuts.

    With all of that said, I think that everyone outside of Chicago should update their draft charts. This game has proven convincingly that Manti Te'o is undraftable. Whatever team was thinking of drafting Te'o in the one of the top 19 spots, or really anytime before the fifth round, should change its mind right now.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    "This game has proven convincingly that Manti Te'o is undraftable."

    Exactly. He is a terrible linebacker now and all teams in spots 1-19 should just run the other way obviously. The Bears and their terrible draft record will be the team player here and we'll take the bullet and pick up the guy. You're welcome NFL.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    My man MB!!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    my man Murph!

    Bang! Bang!

  • So now it's reported that Toub is being interviewed. There is no doubt this is for co-ord positions and not HC. That, plus I think Ginny may have asked for this like she did for Singletary.

    Regarding Marinelli staying - he's under contract. So if the new HC wants him, he either will stay and get paid or sit out a year and make 0. Guess which one he takes?

    It's Babich who is Lovies BFF on the team (LB coach); and Singletary is being interviewd? Hmm - maybe Rod has already decided he's OK with staying as long as Lovie's friend isnt' there to mess things up.

  • RIP Huell! If you arent familiar with Huell watch the first one.. if you are then watch the second one. Love the Baghdad Cafe and the interesting folks there.



  • For the complete Baghdad cafe interview.. classic


  • my buddies and I always poked fun at the dude.

    How in thee fuck does a guy with a thick southern accent like that become the 'tour guide' of Cali?

    Unfortunately, the next up is going to be my favorite weatherman: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX61bRiAqFQ

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    he's a goooooouuuurgous man.

  • Being a huge ND fan, I have to give props to Alabama, they are a very impressive team. Their QB makes quick decisions and the correct ones, his accuracy is fantastic. I would take their O line straight across right now and cut ours. Their running back Lacy, thighs as big as man's waist, spins and pirouettes like a freakin ballerina as he hits the holes. The receivers are big, fast and sure handed. Kelly said before the game, if their backs get through into the secondary we are in trouble, he knew his team well. I think we will be relevant in the coming years, and we will see the Tide again.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    God Damn it Murph! This isnt the time for football talk... Huell Howser, an American icon has died!

  • As shady would say.... people is... craaaaaazy.


    (hey where has that guy been lately? Shady?)

  • interesting perspective from the other side of the NFCN bloggers:

    haven't posted in a while just wanted to watch all the fecies fly in the litter box we call the NFL media.

    Couple of things just stand out for me...CAN I FINALLY GET MY NEW FUCKING LINE NOW!!!!!! at one time it was gaurds now time to revamp...p.s. keep LL as for the rest..."Please flush when your done"

    as for the circlejerking clusterfucking media..... here is to you

    FUCK YOU CBS and all your little bastards-

    now onward
    FUCK YOU ESPECIALLY TERRY stick to your great acting like Cannon Ball movies....."NOT"
    FUCK YOU BUCK you useless piece of flagulanting flesh

    FUCK YOU America's Game NBC
    FUCK YOU Collinsworth you were shit as aplayer and your shit as a ????? what the fuck are you?
    FUCK YOU well hell all of the crew on that channel

    Well lets get going

    FUCK YOU ESPN and all you fucking useless pieces of sheite..reporters...
    FUCK YOU BOOMER are you even relevant now?
    REALLY DA COACH..your pissed to say good by to LDL???? really?
    FUCK YOU KJ your like dog shit under my show that I just can't find a way to get rid of your STENCH!!!!!
    FUCK ????????..shit your so low I can't even remember your fucking name...used to play for the Donkey's...I'll just call you whale shit.

    FUCK YOU MOOCH...cocksucking FUDGEPECKER FAN...don't know where Rodgers ass ends and you nose begins???? not sure if I really want to know that then again....
    AND A BIG FUCK YOU to "The Drugster" MI

    now AM...FUCK YOU KRIEGEL...whay are you there? ass-goblin
    and A BIG FUCK YOU TO SAM WHATEVER......you suck up...

    My therapist expressed to me that I have to release my "Anger Issues" and vent in a progressive way...So I thought the Blog may be my avenue this year.

    What do you think boyz???

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    btw..this is my new years resolution...to release my "anger issues" in a positive way...tee hee hee

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    and listening to W&S this morning..


  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Not trying to stir the pot Lobo but sometimes venting is a great release. Other times it's just a prelude to a wind up. For me, if I keep venting all it does is ramp me up. However, it's not like I find your rants objectionable so please carry on!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    thanks canada......hahahahahahaha

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    and somebody pass the tylenol.....please

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Don't give yourself an anyeurism.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Prozac, anyone?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Thanks for the support Al....tee hee hee

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Way to go Lobo. That's almost up there with Peter Finch urging people to open their windows ......

  • As for E-Train....How is it to have a "REAL FUCKING GM"!!!!!!

    this guy will roll over every rock..LOVE HIM ( maybe even a man crush going on) and not that way you sick bastards..."not that there's anything wrong with feeling that way"

    He will find us the best coaching..not sure a jr. shanny though? I love that E-Train has all media running around trying to figure out what direction E-Train is going. Almost like the Magical slight of hand "Ball under the Cup Trick" just keep moving them around E...let the fuckers try to figure it out...


    FUCK THE TRIB AND ALL THEIR BITCHES who think they are reporters and throw in the TIMES TOO!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Jesus H Christ Lobo! Way to let it out!

    I hope you fell better. :)

  • good luck with that:


  • In reply to lobotobear:

    It would be interesting to see what Lovie could do with that roster. Not so much on the field but off. There are some truly loose cannons on that roster and it would be interesting to see how they would respond to Lovie. Reid is a players coach too but he let them run all over him. I don't remember Lovie ever being a doormat with the players. Opponents? No comment.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    OMG I hope he gets the job...just one more reason for my wife to hate the Eagles.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    B4E...can you imagine them singing "Kumbaya" at halftime in the locker room? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • One observation, Emery has not publically announced that he is interviewing a single college coach. Could be he is not interested (not what he said at the presser); could be he is not telling because he likes to keep the organization tight lipped.

    What do you think the odds are that he comes out in a week or so and announces a college hire that wasn't on any of the lists we're seeing.

  • In reply to NewBearInTown:

    No way he goes college. If he goes college Da Blog will blow up! He better stick with NFL proven talent. I still cant believe Buffalo made that hire, craziest shit so far.

  • http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post/_/id/4681873/source-bears-assistants-play-waiting-game

    I would love rod to stay...hopefully he will let the ties of LDL just become a memory...and realize he would be a weel accepted for the next HC.

  • Lovie vs Philly fans / media?

    I wouldn't wish that on any ex Bear coach except Wanny.

  • In reply to BillW:

    Bill...aren't they the "City of brotherly love"......hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

  • Does E-Train have him in his sights?


  • In reply to lobotobear:

    or do we go FA....there is some FA's worth going after for OL...problem if we do go aftet that..How long will it take for the preverbial words....."Gel as a unit" finally take hold.

  • You have to look down the list. VIrginia will go for cheap. Thankfully that rules Cower out. He wouldn't play in my home town. I have this thought that might work out. I'm thinking Singleteruy, although he certainly showed us he was too old school in the Bay Area. I think he might be ready to join century 21, and coupled with Norv Turner as OC might be a winner. We all love Mike.

  • In reply to BLOOMIE1937:

    So Mike Singletary is Norv Turner's boss in this scenario? I would love to see that on reality TV for some other team.

  • I'm a typical Bear fan. Singleterry is an icon, and a very bright guy. I think he has had quite a spell to analyze his faIlure in SF. I'm in San Diego, so I know Turner is not a head coach, and he knows it too.

  • In reply to BLOOMIE1937:

    Dude, Buddy Ryan's nickname for Singletary was 'Stupid'. he didn't trust him in pass coverage for two years it took him so long to pick things up. Singletary is NOT smart. He had basically the squad they have now and couldn't compile a winning record. Was the mis-spelling of his name ironic?

    Jefe - Kyle Shanahan? Really? These guys have been around a lot of football because of who their dads are, but do we put the billion dollar business in their hands and give them the keys? How old is Kyle? 12?

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