Chicago Bears: Jim Caldwell changes everything for the search
The Chicago Bears are far too familiar with Jim Caldwell. The newest rumor is that the team is expected to interview the former assistant head coach who took the Super Bowl away from the Chicago Bears in the 2006 NFL season.
Caldwell went on to coach the Indianapolis Colts to two solid seasons before one bad one. He then coached the Detriot Lions and gave them the best four seasons that they have had in the past eight years. I like Jim Caldwell, but I don’t believe he is being taken seriously as the head coach.
Bill Polian has strong connections in the NFL, and George McCaskey had external help in this search that was rumored to become Tony Dungy. McCaskey declined to add names to the outside influences list, but we do know that Bill Polian has worked with Tony Dungy.
The plot thickens, even more, when Tony Dungy taught Jim Caldwell mostly everything he knows about professional football. It gets even better when you add that Tony Dungy and Jim Caldwell taught Frank Reich before becoming a known coach by the uncommon fan. Yes, he won a Super Bowl with Doug Pederson, but the link trails back further than the Eagles.
The Chicago Bears seem to be doing their homework, but some connections are pretty interesting. I know I mentioned in a previous article that we should watch for the GM and coach from a similar team/tree. However, the Chicago Bears could find a true leader of men in Brian Flores, who worked with Jim Caldwell during the 2019 season and used him as the offensive coordinator while using staff members from the Colts as GM.
Trying to figure out what the Chicago Bears will do is all speculation for now, but it is fun trying to figure out this puzzle. All I know is, the Chicago Bears need to get moving on these interviews. Their list seems to keep getting longer while their interview rate is prolonged. They don’t need to rush the process, but turtle speed is overkill. I never did ask. Who do you feel should be the next GM and head coach pairing?
Besides Louis Riddick. Has anybody read any of the quality informative articles from my colleagues yet? I suggest it if you haven’t. The general manager position is far more appealing than the coaching candidates, but the proper pairing is still the most important avenue for success. I am still pro Rick Smith for GM. Let’s hear about some of your opinions. Until next time.