Through three weeks, the sky is falling for the Chicago Bears.
Matt Eberflus could be on his way out very soon. Luke Getsy looks lost as the offensive coordinator. The offseason additions have done nothing for this team that was supposed to be much-improved in 2023.
If the Bears moved on from Eberflus and wanted to find a head coach that could finally get the most out of Justin Fields next season, they have several intriguing options.
1. Frank Smith, Offensive Coordinator, Miami Dolphins
How about the offensive coordinator for a team that just put up 70 points last week? Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel is one of the game's brightest, young head coaches, and he believes in Frank Smith.
“He has a thorough understanding of the game and is a great teacher, which is really what coaching is all about,” McDaniel said.
“He also has a unique ability to anticipate problems before they arise, be that on the field or in administrative-type things related to schedules, questions that will come up with players or coaches, etc. He operates on a daily basis with a passion, positivity and humility that is rare and sets him apart. It’s hard for me to summarize the positive impact Frank has had on our team, our coaching staff and especially in supporting me as a head coach.”
If the Bears could land someone from the McDaniel coaching tree and they're able to put together a similar offense to tailor to Fields' strengths while getting the ball to their playmakers, this team would look a whole lot different.