ESPN is reporting that the Chicago Bears have fired offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Bears?src=hash">#Bears</a> offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer has been fired, per <a href="https://twitter.com/FieldYates">@FieldYates</a>.</p>— Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNChiBears/status/549583758710808577">December 29, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Kromer was offensive coordinator in name only, as it was head coach Marc Trestman that called the plays. Kromer focused on the offensive line during his first season in Chicago, 2013, but this year he had a larger hand in game-planning. His and Trestman's game-plans lacked imagination this season and the slow starts from their offense consistently put the team behind the eight ball.
Kromer should probably feel lucky that he wasn't fired after breaking the circle of trust in their locker room when he complained to the media about quarterback Jay Cutler. Whether his complaints had merit or not, you simply don't run to the media with player criticism.
If Cutler is still with the team in 2015, he'll be working with his 5th offensive coordinator since 2009.
If the Bears announce any other firings today we'll update accordingly...