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Third times a charm: John Fox should hire Mike McCoy to Chicago Bears staff

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Both the Chicago Bears and Mike McCoy would benefit from a reunion...

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Mike McCoy was relieved of his duties yesterday as head coach of the San Diego Chargers, after posting back-to-back losing seasons and an overall record of 27-37 in four seasons with the team.

McCoy was hired as head coach of the Chargers after three very successful seasons as offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos, the final two being spent under head coach John Fox.

That was the second time Fox and McCoy had worked together, with their first stint being from 2002- 2008 with the Carolina Panthers, where McCoy cut his teeth and established himself as a legitimate offensive mind in the NFL.

With McCoy being let go from San Diego, it might be perfect timing for another reunion.

The Chicago Bears offense was turned over to former quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains when Adam Gase departed this season for Miami. Loggains was primarily retained and promoted due to his development of quarterback Jay Cutler, and had a decent first year as OC despite all of the injuries he had to deal with.

Loggains has even reportedly received league-wide recognition for his performance this season, despite many Bears fans criticizing him this season for inconsistent play-calling and offensive scheming from week to week.

Mike McCoy is a bright offensive mind, and his players have always responded well to his leadership and instruction. The Bears could be well-served to have an addition to their offensive staff, and make room for McCoy.

In Carolina, Fox gave McCoy the title “Passing Game Coordinator” when he was the quarterbacks coach, and we have seen NFL teams take those types of routes in the past. Without demoting Loggains, McCoy could be given specific offensive duties, or even an Assistant Head Coach title if Fox wanted to go that far.

McCoy would bring experience, leadership, and a forward-thinking offensive mind to a team trying to figure out which way to go in 2017... A McCoy-Fox reunion might be just what both parties need moving forward.

What would your thoughts be on the Bears bringing in Mike McCoy in some capacity?