Grading Chicago Bears offensive position coaches

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After grading the Chicago Bears coordinators, we will look into the position coaches now. While we do not know the direct responsibility of these coaches, and how they affect the day-to-day operations, we can at least look at the talent that they had in the room, and view whether the position lived up to the talent’s expectations or not.

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Andrew Janocko, Chicago Bears Quarterbacks Coach

The first thing to realize is that Andrew Janocko is probably not in hot water. He was a hire that came pretty directly from Luke Getsy, as they both have ties to the Pittsburgh area and the University of Pittsburgh football program.

Unless Getsy starts to find himself in hot water, he is likely to stick with his guy Janocko. Janocko has to get the same criticism as Getsy at the beginning of the season as well.

When you look at how they ran their offense, and when you look at Trevor Siemian and Nathan Peterman as the depth, it is obvious that they were forcing Justin Fields to be something that he is not.

Peterman was brought in to help with the room, and his ties to the Pittsburgh program cannot be understated when you think of how he ended up on the roster. So, Getsy and Janocko do have to take dings for wanting Peterman to be in this situation, and they seemed to think that Peterman would help morph Justin Fields into a pure pocket passer.

However, they slowly learned it was best to evolve around Justin Fields, and once they did that the offense improved. It will be on Janocko to make sure the quarterback room is more in-line with the style that Justin Fields brings, and that if Fields gets injured, they do not have to scrap everything for a completely different playbook. The ability to adjust on the fly is commended, though.

Andrew Janocko Grade: C+