Chicago Bears Make Abrupt Coaching Change
The Chicago Bears made an abrupt coaching change this week.
Overall, the 2019 NFL season did not go as planned for the Bears.
Many expected Chicago to be a contender for the Super Bowl this year between its stout defense and seemingly improving offense.
Ultimately the team did not live up to the hype.
Mitchell Trubisky, in particular, struggled badly all year long. The defense did the best it could, but eventually it got tired of picking up the slack for an underperforming offensive unit that could not even average 18 points per outing.
Big changes to Bears coaching staff: former Jaguars’ OC John DeFilippo is being hired as their QB coach, QB coach Dave Ragone is being promoted to passing game coordinator, and Bill Lazor is being hired as OC, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2020
On Wednesday, the Bears made big changes that the organization hopes will address its offensive woes.
The team announced that it was hiring ex-Jackson Jaguars coordinator John DeFilippo to be its new quarterbacks coach.
Current quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone was promoted to passing game coordinator.
The Bears also hired former Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor to be their new offensive lead. This move comes on the heels of former Oregon coach Mark Helfrich not quite having much chemistry with head coach Matt Nagy.
Chicago is just a year removed from going 12-4 and looking like one of the NFC’s best teams. If this week’s adjustments on offense do what they were meant to do, the team will aim to repeat 2018’s success in 2020.