Offensive Coordinator Bill Lazor of the Chicago Bears sounds organized.
The Chicago Bears hired Matt Nagy as head coach in 2017. Nagy wasn’t a play-caller long before he took on the position of head coach. Nagy hired RPO guru Mark Helfrich as offensive coordinator due to his experience running that offense.
There were many times when someone asked well what do you do as the offensive coordinator to a coach who runs the offense. Bill Lazor did an excellent job of answering that during his press conference this week. Lazor explained how being a coordinator; you are the leader of that side of the ball. The staff, players, and schemes.
It is Lazors job to put that all together and to present it to the coach each week. Bill Lazor is a breath of fresh air as far as press conferences go. He, to me, sounds like he is organizational ready for a head coaching gig. But you know what they say about talk.
When asked about the quarterback competition, he spoke on how he is excited and ready to see what they bring to the table. But there isn’t much to learn from the zoom meetings. Both Mitch Trubisky and Nick Foles will need to show it on the field.
Lazor understands how all players grow and learn differently. He has detailed answers on how he needs to get a feel for Trubisky before he can train him. There aren’t a lot of coaches speak when it comes to Bill Lazor. Lazor spent a lot of his away time from the NFL traveling and meeting with other teams and players to see how they run things.
Fun fact is that Bill Lazor had met with Mitch Trubisky previously when he was a college coach for the University of Virginia. He had scouted Trubisky to see if that was a player they should put work into to get to Virginia.