Chicago Bears Head Coach Making the case: John DeFilippo
Who will be the Chicago Bears head coach in 2018?
The Chicago Bears are about seven days away from moving on from John Fox. It is unclear who they have in mind, and they will likely explore their options. Over the coming weeks, we will highlight a few options and make the case not only for but against their chances of being the Chicago Bears new head coach. This edition will be John DeFilippo.
He has done well with bad and great with good. DeFillippo was a quarterback and has been a quarterback-centered coach for his entire career. His last three stops include being the quarterback’s coach for Derek Carr, the offensive coordinator for Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel. Before you laugh at that, given that deck completely stacked against him DeFlippo’s coaching put the fourth most yards in Browns history and the second lowest interception percentage. His next stop? Carson Wentz as a quarterbacks coach. This is enough to take a shot.
Would his inexperience as a head coach turn off Vic Fangio, or want him to stick around in a Wade Phillips style role?
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Either way, if Fangio stays or goes this is a coach who has never put a staff together. He likely has some names in mind already, and there is no telling if his collection of coaches can hit gold in the same way. On top of that if the Carson Wentz success could get DeFilippo a job, why not Frank Reich, the offensive coordinator instead? Just because he had his hands in Carr and Wentz does not mean he pounded the table for those two to be picks or that he was the sole reason for their success. If McCown’s success in Cleveland can be credited to DeFilippo, how about Jets offensive coordinator John Morton, he gave his team a great offensive season with McCown?
What are your thoughts?