Chicago Bears Head Coach Making the case: Frank Reich
Who will be the Chicago Bears head coach in 2018?
The Chicago Bears are about four days away from moving on from John Fox. It is unclear who they have in mind to replace Fox, but they will likely explore their options. Over the coming weeks, we will highlight a few coaches and make the case for, and against their chances of being the Chicago Bears new head coach. This edition will be Frank Reich.
He is the offensive coordinator for an offense that came out of nowhere and exploded onto the scene. Reich is a former quarterback, and clearly has a strong working relationship with Carson Wentz. Reich has been around the league and has the connections to put together a very strong staff. He has yet to get a coaching chance, and the Bears may be his chance.
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Aside from inherit Carson Wentz, and adjust to a Doug Pederson offense, what has Frank Reich necessarily done? His time before Philadelphia was a disaster in San Diego where Philip Rivers clearly favored Ken Whisenhunt. Before that he was a receivers coach on a team that inherited Larry Fitzgerald for one season. From 2008-11 he was an offensive coach and receivers coach for the Colts. Again, having inherited Reggie Wayne and Peyton Manning. He did not build any of those players up, he came in when they were established. His quarterbacks coach, John DeFilippo has a better coaching track record and would be a better bet. Reich seems like reaching for a name with no substance attached behind it.