Packers Deny Bears’ Request to Interview Clements


The Bears continue to lose to the Packers, even in the offseason.  The Green Bay Packers have reportedly denied the Bears request to interview quarterbacks coach Tom Clements for their vacant Offensive Coordinator job.  This blurb from the Sun Times on Clements:

Clements, who led the Fighting Irish to a national title in 1973, practiced law in Chicago for five years before joining Lou Holtz’s staff at Notre Dame in 1995. Since then, he’s developed a reputation for developing quarterbacks, most recently Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay.

According to Brad Biggs:

The Bears faxed a formal request for permission to meet with Packers quarterbacks coach Tom Clements today, a day after Green Bay’s season ended in overtime at Arizona, and that request was quickly denied with general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy agreeing they didn’t want their quarterbacks coach calling plays for the Bears next season, a source said.

So there you go.  The Packers are not breaking any rule by refusing the Bears’ request, but it’s kind of a professional courtesy to allow coaches being considered for promotions to interview for such jobs.  The only time they cannot block the request is if the assistant is being considered for a head coaching position.  Is it too late to fire Lovie?

Just another reason to hate the fucking Packers.   I’m happy as hell they lost to the Cardinals.  Enjoy your offseason, dickheads Cheeseheads.

BEAR DOWN!!!

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  • Brett

    Unprofessional for sure….. My Packers seem to have a selfish string among the management.

    But, perhaps, the are just saving Clements from a terrible fate. Does anyone REALLY want to go coach in Chicago? I thought a pre-requisite was to be a failed head coach first.

    Tough loss in AZ. But this team is young….we’ll be back.

    BTW, I had a chance to see a game in Chicago this year. The Bears fans are WAY classier and more educated than the Vikings fans.

    That stadium you have is a whole ‘nother topic….who the heck approved THAT?

  • lindemrm

    So what’s the fine if the Bears talk to Clements anyway? Is it just a fine? Or are they barred from playing in the NFL?

  • woollymanmyth@twitter

    This is hilarious. Bring on Martz fellas. Cutler will be on IR by week 3. Fuckin sweet.

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  • http://beargoggleson.com Steve

    Maybe Lovie should have been a little more Professional on the day he was hired making the comment about being in Chicago for one reason and one reason only”to beat the Green Bay Packers”that hasn’t worked out very well has it Chicago fags,(fans)?I do understand your many reasons why you hate us “dickheads”,two of them stand out with me.#1 we swept you in both games this season and we went to the playoffs.You don’t have to rip on Green Bay because they are a better team.Face it F.I.B’S Da Bears STILL suck

  • DeCon

    Perhaps Cheesehead Steve should get his facts straight…Lovie never said he came to Chicago for “one reason and one reason only, to beat Green Bay.” He did mention that as a goal, but hell, wouldn’t you want a coach who understands the rivalry? Just like a cheesehead to misstate the facts. And, we do have to rip on Green Bay, because, well, it’s Green Bay…and if you don’t understand that, you don’t understand the rivalry. So, why don’t you go get under your cheddar blanket tonight and rub down your Brett Favre voodoo doll some more and don’t come back until you can more eloquently state a factual, intelligent position.