So what if they haven’t coached a game for our beloved Chicago Bears yet. So far we are loving what’s taking place at Halas Hall this week with head coach Matt Negy and his outstanding coaching staff.
We’ve been fortunate to have seen some truly great Chicago coaching staffs in our time on this planet, but this group that Matt Nagy is starting to collect is really good.
Really, really good...
First the man himself, Head Coach Matt Negy (pronounced like Peggy in case you didn’t know). He falls off of the Andy Reid coaching tree, and Reid came from the Mike Holmgren tree (I know, yuck, a Packer), who coached under one of the all time greats, Bill Walsh. Just imagine all the offensive football knowledge that has been passed down to Negy through osmosis.
Modern football is on the horizon and that scares us, but in a good way.
We’re still quite happy with a smash-mouth offense, and having Jordan Howard around will ensure that we will still pound the snot out of the ball on occasion, but Negy will move us into the new offensive millennium.
Our new O.C. is a college guy, Mark Helfrich, who cut his teeth under both the up-tempo, spread guru Chip Kelly, and the downfield passing game of Dirk Koetter. Helfrich will be a great sounding board for Negy and help open up the playbook to new possibilities. Helfrich may seem like an odd choice at first glance, but he’s bringing something different to the table.
Think of this combo like the first time someone slapped a sport pepper on a hot dog. Way back when, the sport pepper making an appearance on a hot dog was probably met with confusion, but once you get that subtle bit of heat, along with that crispy snap of the pepper, you realize it’s the perfect condiment to compliment your hot dog.
The running backs coach is a familiar face, Charles London, who was here from 2007-2009, but since that time he’s worked with noted offensive guru, Bill O’Brien, and O’Brien is a disciple of Bill Belichick, who is a fairly decent coach.
The new offensive line coach is actually our old offensive line coach, Harry Hiestand, and he’s the best of the best. Don’t believe me? Then let’s check in with one of the greatest Bears’ ever, Olin Kreutz.
My thoughts on Hiestand are well known. He’s the best in the business. Yes this is a extremely Biased opinion. https://t.co/ccQCTe8qxt— Olin kreutz (@olin_kreutz) January 10, 2018
Coach Hiestand was around the last time we won the NFC. So it’s just a matter of time before we’re hoisting the George Halas Trophy once again!
Nagy dipped into Chicago Bears’ past for the brand new special teams coordinator as well, by grabbing Chris Tabor, who was the assistant to the great Dave Toub from 2008-2010. If even a fraction of Toub’s 3rd-phase genius rubbed off on to Tabor, the Bears will be sitting pretty. But don’t take my word for it, take the word of The Mann.
Chris Tabor is the real deal. One of my favorite coaches I ever played for. He coached thru 5 GM’s and 4 head coaches in Cleveland. They wouldn’t let him go. #Bears are lucky to get him.— Patrick Mannelly (@PatrickMannelly) January 11, 2018
Earlier today they locked up a wide receivers coach, and they did so by grabbing a guy that has never coached in the NFL. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, because Mike Furrey is a former NFL player, and one that had to bust his ass as an undrafted free agent and come up the hard way. Furrey coached wide outs in college, and he had two separate stints as a head coach too. This kid is a teacher and that’s something that will fit in with what could be a young receiving corps. We’ll even look past his time as a Lion now that he’s donning the Navy and Orange.
And finally, the coup de grâce to the rest of the NFL happened earlier today as well when the Bears re-upped with defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, making him the first D.C. to survive a second coaching staff since Buddy Ryan.
And we all remember what happened when Coach Ryan stuck around don’t we?
We have a feeling that history will repeat itself.
But this time we’re thinking a minimum three-peat is on the horizon.
Can this be the best Bears coaching staff ever?
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