The Tragedy of the Bears Coaching Staff Search
How would I describe the Bears’ search to fill the vacancies for Offensive and Defensive Coordinators? Laughable. Tragedy. A joke. Disaster. You get the idea. This has turned into a complete debacle – I really don’t think people understand the full extent of it. For months, everyone knew that Ron “I don’t know how to draw a simple screen play” Turner would be canned after the season. That was a given. Luckily, the Bears knew this also and had all the time in the world to start their search for an OC early. This is a good thing, right? Wrong. Pete Carroll messed up their plans and took Bates with him to Seattle. They next lost Rob Chudzinski, who chose to remain working for an underachieving Chargers team (and awful head coach Norv Turner – Ron’s brother). They also missed the deadline to land Ken Zampese from the Bengals. Last week was the lowest blow of all – Hue Jackson chose to go to THE RAIDERS (universally known as the worst coaching job in sports) over the Bears. Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted this last week:
“Just wondering: Have more people backed out of the Pro Bowl or the Bears offensive coordinator search?”
Sad but true – the only thing more pathetic than the Pro Bowl in the NFL right now is the Bears’ coaching staff search. Just when we thought things couldn’t get much worse, it did. The Chicago Sun Times reports that the Bears are interested in University of Pittsburgh’s OC Frank Cignetti for the same position. Wow – so now we’re going after a guy who works underbleepin’ DAVE WANNSTEDT?!?!? But like Lovie Smith said, “People will want to come coach here.” Right Lovie, you are clearly as delusional as the rest of the Bears front office. Can’t wait for the 2010 Bears season.