Chicago Bears Coaching Carousel: Getting to know Brian Daboll

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The Chicago Bears 2021 season has been an unfortunate one and it’s looking like this is going to be the end of the Matt Nagy era. Of course, that has not been made official to this point but all signs are pointing towards moving on from current head coach Matt Nagy and possibly Ryan Pace as well.

What I wanted to do over the next few weeks or so, was take a look at some of the coaching candidates and look at their backgrounds. In the end, I will give my personal opinion on how I feel about the candidate. I figured I would start it off with one of the more sought-after candidates.

Brian Daboll should be someone who the Chicago Bears strongly consider as a head coach

Brian Daboll is someone who really caught some steam during last year’s coaching carousel and I was quite surprised that he returned as the Bills offensive coordinator. Looking at Daboll’s upbringing as a coach, it’s interesting to see that he actually started off as a defensive assistant for the Patriots all the way back in 2000.

Daboll didn’t last long on the defensive side though as he was coaching the WRs by 2002, where he would stay until the end of the 2006 season. Heading into the2007 season, Daboll went to the New York Jets with Eric Mangini where he became the QB coach.

Daboll remained in New York for two seasons before heading to Cleveland (with Mangini again) to become an offensive coordinator for the first time. From here Daboll bounced around quite a bit. From 2010-2013 he coached a new team every year, eventually coming full swing and returning to New England.

Daboll wouldn’t be an OC again until 2017 where he went to Alabama to run the offense under Nick Saban. He then found major success with Buffalo where he’s been since 2018. With the Bills, Daboll has absolutely flourished crafting one of the most dangerous offenses in all of the NFL.

Final Verdict:

I personally would have Brian Daboll at the top of my list. His offense in Buffalo has been great and is clearly his crowning achievement to this point. However, you can make the argument that he doesn’t have much success before 2020.

Last year his offense was the number two offense in the NFL and to this point in the NFL season, he has the ninth-ranked offense in the league. Before 2020, Daboll never had an offense rank higher than 22nd, which was in 2011 with the Dolphins.

Brian Daboll to me looks like a can’t miss candidate and some people may roll their eyes to that because we just went through this with Matt Nagy. One major difference to me is that Daboll actually runs his own offense and has been successfully doing it.

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As I said at the beginning, I plan to make this a series of articles for many different candidates. Let me know in the comments how you would feel to have Brian Daboll coach the Chicago Bears and other candidates you would like to see the Bears take a look at.