A week ago the story broke that the Chicago Bears were parting ways with head strength and conditioning coach Jason George, and now the Chicago Sun Times’ Adam Jahns is reporting that the Bears are parting ways with head trainer Nate Breske.
Breske and George came to the Bears with John Fox three seasons ago, and injuries were an issue all three years of the Fox era. Fifty players ended up on season ending injured reserve from 2015-2017, and numerous others missed time. Injuries weren’t just a Bears problem, every team has guys get hurt, but this is something the Bears have been trying to rectify for a while now.
“It’s something that’s occurred three consecutive years and something we’ve looked at closely,” general manager Ryan Pace said at his post season press conference. “We did a lot to address it last year, whether schedule changes, tracking data, a lot of tweaks. But it wasn’t enough. With parity in our league, injuries play a big factor in our results. It’s something we have to get on top of and that’s my job.”
Jahns is also reporting that assistant strength and conditioning coach Rick Perry is also out, but that Pierre Ngo, who is another assistant strength and conditioning coach, will be back.