Luke Getsy is saying all the right things about the Chicago Bears offense
If you were worried about the offense under Matt Eberflus the way I have been, then it might be time to feel slightly less concerned. It is no secret I wanted an offensive-minded head coach. When we look around the league, it is the current trend that seems to work more often than not. The key to any defensive-minded head coach is going to be the offensive coordinator. The Chicago Bears look to have hired the right guy, at least based on what we heard, in Luke Getsy.
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When we go back in time and look at Dan Quinn as the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, he was lucky enough to have landed Kyle Shanahan as his offensive coordinator. After two solid years of offensive production that included a horrific choke job to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, Shanahan moved on to become the head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Where Quinn and the Falcons made the mistake was not promoting Matt LaFleur from quarterbacks coach to OC.
Instead, LaFleur followed Sean McVay to the Rams to be his OC for a season, before moving on to call plays for the Titans (2018). The lateral move was to show that LaFleur can separate himself from McVay and it worked since the following season he became the head coach of the Green Bay Packers. Had Quinn promoted LaFleur, it would have kept some consistency in the Falcons’ offense and the team may have continued down a glorious path for at least a season or two before LaFleur left to be a head coach anyway.