Chicago Bears to interview New Orleans Saints Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael Sometime Soon

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

A name that had popped up on radars, not many knew that Emery would be speaking with Carmichael Wednesday evening.

Update (9pmCT): Per Sean Jensen (@skjensen of the Sun-Times, this meeting isn't taking place until Thursday. Whenever it happens, it's still another offensive target for Phil Emery.

Here's one that jumped up and bit us. Per @ProFootballTalk:

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Here's a link to his profile on the Saints website. Some nice soundbites:

Pete Carmichael is in his fourth season as the Saints’ offensive coordinator after tutoring the club’s quarterbacks the previous three years. Throughout this time he has been a key figure in the planning and preparations of an offensive attack that has been ranked first in the NFL in yardage in four of the last six seasons, while leading the league in scoring in 2008 and 2009.

Under Carmichael’s guidance in 2011, the Saints put together some of the best offensive numbers in league history as the team shattered several NFL and franchise single-season records. After Head Coach Sean Payton suffered a leg injury in week six, Carmichael took over play-calling duties for the remainder of the season. The Saints set NFL records in net yardage (7,474), passing yardage (5,347) and first downs (416), while also setting team marks and leading the league in third down conversion rate (56.7%) and third down conversions (118).

It's no secret that the Saints have had some very explosive offensive attacks the past few years. Do you think he could be a viable candidate for the offensive turnaround the Bears need?

Continue to keep it here for the most exhaustive analysis and debate during the Bears head coach search.

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