Chicago Bears Stock Report: Week 15 update on potential head coaches
Chicago Bears Head Coach Candidate: Brain Daboll – Stock Neutral
Last Week: Stock Down
If you recall from last week, we had Brian Daboll’s stock down after a tough loss to the New England Patriots — a game that we saw Mac Jones only throw three passes. This week the Buffalo Bills tried to make a comeback on the Buccaneers, but an overtime touchdown sealed the fate of the Bills as they fell to 7-6 on the season.
The game started ugly as the Bucs put up 24 points in the first half. Some nice halftime adjustments by the Bills allowed the team to come back and tie it up though. Josh Allen threw the ball 54 times for 308 yards and two touchdowns. Allen also added 109 yards and a score on the ground. The problem here is that the running backs only carried the ball seven times. I know the team was fighting to come back from a 21-point deficit, but Daboll should have run the ball more earlier in the game.
I left Bill Daboll’s stock where it was last week. The reason is that he gets points for the comeback, but Josh Allen put plenty of that on himself too. The Bills deserve to see more consistency in their playcalling and if the Bears hired him, running the ball with your running back only seven times is unacceptable.
Although the Buccaneers are a very formidable foe, the team is now 2-4 over their last six games. That is a tough blow for any team. The Bills are struggling offensively and the play-calling has been suspect.
Each of these coaches is not without flaws. Daboll is still within my top five. I am giving him credit for adjusting and improving after halftime vs the Bucs, and his stock is going to stay where it was last week. That said, he’s no longer my top option.