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Linebackers Coach – Glenn Pires

Glenn Pires comes to the Bears with over 30 years of coaching experience with 24 of those seasons coaching linebackers.  He has been kicking around the NFL since the mid-90’s.

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1996-2000: Arizona Cardinals linebackers coach

2001 – 2002: Detroit Lions linebackers coach

2003 – 2007: Miami Dolphins assistant D-line coach (’03 – ’04), defensive QC (’05 – ’06), assistant LB coach (’07)

2008 – 2014: Atlanta Falcons linebackers coach

Pires has a reputation as a good teacher, working with young linebackers and maximizing their production.  From the Bears press release:

"In 2014, under Pires’ tutelage second-year Falcons linebacker Paul Worrilow was fifth in the NFL with 142 tackles.  During the 2013 season Pires helped Worrilow, who was an undrafted rookie free agent, lead the Falcons and tie for 11th in the NFL with 127 tackles. That year, Worrilow recorded 19 tackles in back-to-back contests (November 3 at Carolina and November 10 versus Seattle), tied for the most in any game by a Falcons player since 1994 according to STATS, LLC. That season, Pires also helped Joplo Bartu another undrafted rookie finish third on the team with 85 tackles while adding eight tackles for losses and 3.5 sacks."