The Bears are Finally Looking for a New Coach
To all those screaming for Lovie Smith’s head (I’m one of them), there is some good news out of Halas Hall. Or at least good rumors. According to Hub Arkush at 670 The Score, the Bears are putting out feelers for a new head coach:
Someone in the Bears’ organization at a level above general manager Jerry Angelo has begun surveying options for changing the coach or general manager, or both, according to Hub Arkush, a football expert on WSCR-AM 670 and publisher of Pro Football Weekly.
“Inquiries have been made, feelers have been put out,” Arkush said on the radio station today regarding the initial step of gauging interest and affordability of some of the big-names candidates available.
Arkush specifically named former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan, who groomed Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and helped him earn a Pro Bowl berth in Denver; former Steelers coach Bill Cowher and former Buccaneers and Raiders coach Jon Gruden. All three have won Super Bowls.
Asked about the report, a team source said, “There’s absolutely no truth” to the report.
Hub is a great guy and I am inclined to believe he heard that. My guess would be that someone at the McCaskey level is reaching out behind Angelo and Lovie’s backs to see what options are available. As much as I want a new coach, this is no way to treat Lovie and a backhanded way to conduct a new coach hunt. Hopefully everyone up at Halas Hall gets on the same page.
h/t Pic: WCG