Chicago Bears fortunately retain this promising coach

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It is not often you see a coach from the team with the first overall pick get poached by another team. That is why it was so notable to see the Arizona Cardinals request to interview the Chicago Bears linebackers coach Dave Borgonzi. The Cardinals wound up going in a different direction, hiring Nick Rallis.

Chicago Bears retain linebackers coach Dave Borgonzi

Most fans would not have a strong initial reaction to seeing Borgonzi leave considering the team would lose him after one year, and they did not win many games with him on the staff. Still, the Cardinals are the first team to interview Borgonzi and probably will not be the last. Fans should realize that they have a future coordinator on the staff.

Okay, the Bears were not good this season, have you seen their roster? The defense was terrible at every level, but if you had to make an exception it would be a linebacker. For how bad the line was, Nicholas Morrow had the best year of his career, and well, you can say the same for Jack Sanborn.

That is because Sanborn is a UDFA rookie. Still, that is another feather in the cap of Borgonzi. Sure, Sanborn was a fan favorite and many saw his rise coming. Still, Borgonzi also recognized it, and got him on the field to develop. The timing in which he brought in Sanborn was smart.

This is not the first rodeo for Borgonzi, either. Lavonte David and Kwon Alexander started their careers with Borgonzi, and the same can be said with Shaq Leonard, Bobby Okereke, and Anthony Walker.

Borgonzi is moving up the charts already, and despite the Chicago Bears’ bad record, his reputation, and the work shown by the linebackers this year still has his name hot.

Chicago Bears fans should be excited that he is back, and realize that they have a great coach here. Having him for one year, then losing him after the worst season would not have a benefit. Now, he is here for year two which can be the start of the build and the growth. A continuation of what was established last season is easier than restarting after one year.

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Borgonzi got his first interview, probably because Jonathan Gannon knows that it is only a matter of time before the future coordinator. Still, can teams at least let the Chicago Bears’ defense turn around a bit before the coaches start being poached? Now, we get to see Borgonzi and the linebackers in year two.