Do Bears have to hire an offensive coach?
Mon, 14 Jan 2013|
The CTL panel discusses the way QBs and offenses are changing in the NFL and weigh whether or not the Bears need to hire an offensive coach or not - 1/14
If we look at the Seattle Seahawks at the start of the season right. And rule would say I'll take Jay Cutler over Russell Wilson. Matt Forte is at 32 million dollar running back they've got Marshawn Lynch but there'll be many people that would have said I'll take. Matt Forte over Marshawn Lynch. Maybe maybe not maybe it's the right -- maybe not. They're not blessed with the greatest wide receiving corps led by Sidney Rice and let the players pretty. Ordinary 31 adapts very important Zach Miller tonight's tight end very good for the soul and I know they're offensive line is better than what we -- that. The thing okay can you talk about with the Seahawks could you talk about the 49ers if you talk about whatever team. You can't overlook the fact that -- -- dealing with eight teams that. What we -- over the weekend to have professional -- -- felt -- convert. Offensive lines that makes -- world. Birdies and allows Russell Wilson to develop at the rate that they want him to. It's dramatically -- -- few observations won the Bears would never have had the temerity. The components. To bench that twice six million dollar free agent like Matt Flynn who never threw one pass for them. They benched him in training camp for a third round rookie they never would have done with Harbaugh did put in college cap -- -- in there. You look at that Seattle team they're not a great football team -- you tell me that it did this probably -- at the feet of Lovie Smith. I think that as more -- we realized. You understand when you see what happened over the weekend why the Bears felt like things changed. You talked about those two very good example somewhat today you know imagination offensive imagination it requires a leap of faith. For Pete Carroll to say in training camp Russell Wilson is our starter he can take us to the playoffs. I don't care when he was drafted if you're two inches taller and it's not a top ten pick it takes a leap of faith for Jim Harbaugh. To say. I don't care about Smith took a CS Egyptian game Culpepper Mickens explosive the only way we're gonna win the super role which is what it's all about is -- -- plays you didn't see. A coach here willing to take a leap of faith that complacency. Was what crept in the house call that's why had to change. -- -- I don't -- move up to 64 candidates are solely for the Bears head coaching job including cap but they could clear in their grave if last week -- -- that the Cardinals -- made out both. I think whoever you go after. My accident they're gonna love him but he's got to be an offensive coach it just got to be because of that I -- in my love of the -- a lot of -- look at play here counselor in the united something not a good point obviously it's I didn't know you -- -- really good point because I object -- -- -- the game has changed look at those -- look what happened last weekend. If the spirit into -- up a football game thirty to 35 or whatever go ahead and do it try to grind out a seventeen to ten victory does for the community and a -- more. Yes yes and yes you can't really higher. You can't or how high you're got a kick for Robinson's that was my guy singletary. I don't want to think about how I don't ever had a real let's just make a point here to so I can. The defense was it the played a full vendor -- outside of the four teams that are left. Zero up more offensive coordinators in the National Football League so put that -- pipe and smoke it when Segui second. 49ers Harbaugh always give you cannot he was there an offensive coordinator. You know the quarterback for fifteen years now if you want bill -- technique that's -- coordinator Mike Smith was a defensive coach John Harbaugh is a special teams coach you get the Whitehead. Head coaching -- put this staff around him. Don't put a flop but I don't realize the ball evolved from defensive monster offensive minds over the years -- deal wasn't like they walked in. Off the they were doing that they got all the way that they haven't either validate or your I don't know about player. Based on something so I'll give you credit for that a thank you that's good. But if you're in the -- situation you can then you've been down this road you've been down that road okay you've tried your defensive minded coach forever but it's the last eight years forever. Are right now you've got to. The new day it's a new era to new way to do business. You have to blog -- your offensive mind you've got to find a way. There's a guy that knows how to attack defenses a guy who knows how to coach quarterbacks a guy who knows how to develop. Quarterbacks so but why can't it defense of head coach -- -- offensive system in offensive coordinator who can develop quarterbacks can't do that obviously but the thing is look at the way the Bears are going. They're not they're not investing in -- -- -- defend the defensive Rivera now the green Brandon Marshall in the PG Cutler. The -- Matt Forte they're trying to make this team what -- should go to be more offensive than a half because. It now you also let alone the grounded out it because of a mile to win games but just bring us right in the coaching plus doesn't happen you know you just describe though that yet. You bought a car coming -- -- maybe -- -- -- sports cars but you've got a car that that you didn't like right now. Would you go back and by the same kind of car. If you didn't have good success with the after awhile because it was you know. Look what that is like the though they were the -- I it ever occur to me. They've already hired. The -- read the defense and coach to get his offensive coordinator of the genius that brought in the new system member Terry shape. That was Lovie Smith offensive coordinator OK so I don't know that road that they don't need to do to -- but I like say we can't. Hire bill ballots Jack he's a big offensive coach don't get the best -- let's -- -- compare this situation what's his head. Now you know Lovie Smith was a very good head coach in Chicago okay could not get more over the top. But they added defensive minded head coach that went through coordinators after coordinator after coordinator. You don't want to try to -- the -- -- any -- retreads and a coach is gonna be loud as it makes you shied. More shy. To go that's like. Saying a lot of Chris was our head coach but he was a screamer at the players so common go get Brian because he's. Much more skilled cerebral have a quiet doesn't mean he's that could be any better carried I don't know right you got you said that Lovie when they ask them if you would be needed need to clean up but the -- -- -- well no we have not but the plan is great. Well I think you bring in a head coach two Eagles offense. If you look it up in the money's not gonna say the same thing is gonna say. Give me a better up obviously Blackwell on our front -- could have no -- offensive line was no good -- -- an offensive guy is gonna bring in new coordinator was on the same page is he is they're going to be able to work together more. Levy hired a loyal -- brought in offensive guys and let them. He pretty much autonomous. You need Unita head coaches to be on the same page -- coordinator so they can working in tandem to get. If what if color is the future and he is the French as you've got to get two guys to mold them because one guy and quarterbacks coach anymore. Or you have to find -- guy that understands the color isn't the answer to your helmet and always not taken the job so I'm not saying he's okay. But no power wanted the job we can't -- because he was a defensive coach know I'm not saying that because mr. extreme. -- argument feel like you're making an argument the -- the next Lovie Smith. Another Lovie Smith -- and I'm saying that no higher than what he's there's scenario. A guy -- hiring a lawyer ray guy I trust think Phil -- that he sits not a good interviews this guy he's always you know what I don't the special teams coach. But that's the guy let's let's. Deal with less than ideal hypothetical let's do what we know that of the known candidates. Of the defensive guys. Of the known candidates there's nobody in there. That would trump what I'm talking about philosophically then nobody in the with a Super Bowl ring like bill -- has the sense you know what he is a defensive guy but he knows what he's doing and you know I'm glad I got -- serious that's a guy blocked well I think that's a pretty but we'll see we'll have our league would agree on that.