The Chicago Bears interviewed Tennessee Titans assistant head coach and defensive line coach Terrell Williams to be their defensive coordinator. While he does not have defensive coordinator experience, there are a lot of ways that he would be the perfect candidate.
The Chicago Bears should hire Terrell Williams as defensive coordinator
First, the coordinator hire will be unlikely to call plays, so the lack of play-calling experience is not going to factor into his role. What will factor into his role is being the assistant head coach. Matt Eberflus is a great play-caller but lacks some of the game-day management things that make a great head coach.
Williams could not only help him coordinate the defense, but he also could take on a lot of the assistant head coach role, which gives Eberflus more time to call plays and also allows him to succeed more on game day.
When you look at his resume, everywhere Williams went, he was defensive line production. At Purdue, he was around for some of the best years of Anthony Spencer, Mike Neal, Cliff Avril, and Ryan Kerrigan. Those are some of the best Purdue rushers in recent years.
At Texas A&M, he helped Von Miller break out. In the NFL, he has bounced around, but has worked with talented linemen across the board. With the Tennessee Titans, he got the most out of Jeffery Simmons, Harold Landry, Denico Autry, DaQuan Jones, Teair Tart, Arden Key, and even DeMarcus Walker, who currently is on the Chicago Bears.
If you look at the Chicago Bears' defense, their defensive line remains the unit that needs work. Matt Eberflus obviously likes what he did with the Titans' defensive line and could use help with Walker, as well as adding talent to this group.
Terrell Williams has the resume, he has the experience as an assistant coach, and he fits what the Bears need. This would be a smart hire.