Dont jump the gun
Just doing it to appease the family, hopefully.Two more names popped up late Monday night. Former Bears linebacker and 49ers head coach Mike Singletary, currently a Vikings assistant, is expected to interview with Emery. It is believed Singletary's inclusion comes at the suggestion of the McCaskey family, led by Chairman George McCaskey
"Soft-spoken sweet-smelling Sansa, who loved silks, songs, chivalry and tall gallant knights with handsome faces."
I love thread 2 **** block
Singletary would make the meatball fans jizz their pants ans would be a god awful hire. I dont even want him as DC.
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If toub leaves I would take him as special teams or LBers
Pretty sure no one wants mike
It's funny to see some of the complaints after we see that Emery's interviewing Singletary. He's obviously not going to be hired, not after such a disastrous stint in San Fran.
I love what Emery's doing. It may not be fun for most fans, but chances are he'll end up with the right coach when this is all over.
Don't really get why people hate on Singletary's HC tenure so much. How many other successful head coaches failed in their first stint? Seemed to me like the media just turned him into their punching bag and everybody was happy to play along because it was convenient during a losing season. Started out 1-6, but 4 of those losses were by 3 points or less to teams like the Saints, Falcons, and Eagles. Had a really young team, some talent on there but definitely not all the pieces in place.
Not saying I'm clamoring for him to be our new HC, but I don't mind the interview at all. Hopefully he gets a 2nd chance somewhere eventually.
Now, say Lovie Smith doesn't get a head coaching job.
What if the Bears hired an offensive minded guy, say a Dennison type, who's been characterized as being more coordinator than a leader, and Lovie is still jobless. Of course, the chances are so minuscule of it happening, but how legit would it be if for one season (while Marinelli is still under contract), the Bears hired Lovie as the D-coordinator.
You'd have Dennison and presumably Bates running the offense, Lovie and Hot Rod doing their thing with their defense, and hell, maybe even Dave Toub running the show on special teams. That way, you don't need to blow up the roster in one offseason, and if it doesn't work out, Dennison stays, Lovie and Rod go and we then have at least two more off seasons where Emery can tinker with the personnel.
A good chance exists the team will hire a new head coach but retain defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, and possibly other key assistants, according to those with knowledge of the situation.
Marinelli and the other assistant coaches from Smith's staff remain under contract, and the Bears are not allowing them to interview for other coaching vacancies. The reason is there is a chance the Bears will want to retain them.
Quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates also remains a possibility to return because of his connection with Jay Cutler.
The only reason I'd ever want a guy like Gruden is because he might be the type of head coach to let Marinelli stay on as defensive coordinator. Not saying I want Gruden by any stretch of the imagination and I'd like to make that clear, but for this sort of setup...god damn.
keep Hot Rod, Toub, and Bates, should have kept Lovie as well... ****in Emery
"We don't get off the bus running here anymore"
You don't have a clue, do you? Or are you just ignorant to the fact that this is an offensive league and Lovie showcased no ability to field at least average offenses during his tenure in Chicago?
The defense was never the problem; it's everything about our offense that was. Installing a new system and philopshy on the offensive side of the ball with a different playbook, and more player maker types from Emery (see: Alshon Jeffrey) with the pairing of the very last of any sort of window of opportunity for this defense could make next season special.
Not guaranteeing anything, but it's certainly an exciting time to be a Bears fan.