Mike Nolan Could Join Bears Defensive Coordinator Search


Another possibility has emerged for the Bears in the Great Coordinator Search 2010.  Former Broncos defensive coordinator Mike Nolan is out on the street after “mutually agreeing to part ways” with Broncos boy genius head coach Josh McDaniels.  Nolan took the Broncos defense from 29th in 2008 to 7th in total yardage in 2009.

Nolan most recently ran a 3-4 scheme in Denver, but he’s also worked with 4-3 defense as well.  Normally, such a wide departure from the Bears’ Cover-2 wouldn’t be considered, but since the Bears lost out on top candidate Perry Fewell, Lovie and the Bears may have to be a little more flexible in their search.

Nolan is already drawing quite a bit of interest.  The Miami Herald reports that Nolan is expected to interview for the Dolphins‘ DC position no later than Wednesday.

I really doubt Nolan becomes a serious candidate, as he would represent a drastic departure from Lovie’s Cover-2, but at this point in the process the Bears need to keep their options open.

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  • DeCon

    it will never happen…it makes too much sense…ok, back to rehab!!!

  • boomer

    Are you slipping up already Decon? I thought you’d cruise at least until the draft? Are you still “master of your domain?”

  • DeCon

    yes sir…still master of my domain…hiccup…shit…here comes my counsler…hiccup…

  • annenp

    Bears can’t hire any quality coaches because they dont’t know where Lovie will be after the Bears miss making the playoffs for a forth season. The coaches know Bears a short term cheap team…

  • Boomer

    Can’t argue with you annenp. We all knew this was going to be a problem when the Misers of the Midway refused to FIRE LOVIE and save a few bucks. Now they’re left to pick over the scraps of those desperate enough to take a one-and-done job.