The Chicago Bears have lost another member of their 2015 coaching staff today when the Los Angeles Rams hired Mike Groh to be their new wide receivers coach. Groh will also serve as the Rams passing game coordinator. He was the WR coach for the Bears from 2013-2015.
It was reported that Groh was a candidate to become the quarterbacks coach for the Bears when they promoted Dowell Loggains to offensive coordinator, but last week the Bears added Dave Ragone to serve as their QB coach, ending that possibility.
With Groh leaving, he now joins offensive coordinator Adam Gase (new Dolphins head coach), offensive assistant Bo Hardegree (new Dolphins QB coach) and assistant special teams coordinator Derius Swinton (new 49ers special teams coordinator) as ex-Bears coaches.
Chicago head coach John Fox has a history of losing his assistants to other teams, partly because the coaching environment he fosters allows them to thrive.
What are your thoughts on the departure of Groh?
Do you think it will affect free agent Alshon Jeffery's contract status?
#Bears assistant strength & conditioning coach Jim Arthur is leaving to join Adam Gase with the #Dolphins, he'll have the same job in Miami— Lester A Wiltfong Jr (@wiltfongjr) January 26, 2016
As soon as the Bears start replacing these assistants, we'll pass along the news.