3 takeaways from Chicago Bears' initial offensive coordinator candidates 

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2. Most of the Chicago Bears coordinator candidates have ties to the same coaching tree 

If you have not noticed, a couple of these coordinators come from the same coaching tree. In fact, Shane Waldron has worked with Thomas Brown, Greg Olson, and Liam Coen, three other candidates for the job. In 2020, Brown, Coen, and Waldron were on staff together. They obviously all have similar ties. In recent years, they have all worked for Sean McVay. 

Olson was a quarterbacks coach and offensive assistant for the team. Liam Coen worked with quarterbacks and wide receivers and was the offensive coordinator with the Rams, and Shane Waldron was the passing game coordinator with the Rams for a few years. All of them had their hands in the Rams, and Waldron was with McVay back with Washington. 

Klint Kubiak, the fourth candidate, has ties to Kyle Shanahan, who is very close to McVay. Shanahan's dad coached Kubiak's dad, and Kubiak's dad hired Kyle Shanahan. They are close. 

Then, there is Greg Roman. Still, four coaches have ties to McVay, and one is tied to Shanahan after the Bears swung and whiffed on a coach who worked with Matt LeFleur but was with Green Bay because of Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy. This time, they want the real thing.