The Chicago Bears’ 2018 season is in the books and it was a heck of a ride. Sure it didn’t end how we all had hoped, but it was a blast rooting for a winner for the first time since 2010.
We got to experience, not only a record above .500, but a division champion, a sweep of the Lions and Vikings, eliminating the Packers and Vikings from the playoff race, Club Dub, a ferocious defense, and an offense’s growth.
With Pagano now running the D, we should expect some changes on the coaching staff, and there are already reports that outside linebackers coach Brandon Staley and assistant defensive backs coach Roy Anderson are out. (LINK)
Defensive backs coach Ed Donatell is out of contract, and is reported to be deciding with re-signing in Chicago in that same capacity or joining Fangio in Denver as his defensive coordinator. Fangio is expected to be their play caller, so Donatell’s role would be more in assisting with the game-planning and overseeing than coordinating.
We’ll keep you guys up on any other changes to the staff, plus get you guys ready for next year with our top notch free agency and NFL Draft coverage. The NFL really has no offseason and either does Windy City Gridiron.
At 12:30 this afternoon, general manager Ryan Pace and head coach Matt Nagy are expected to meet the media at Halas Hall. They’ll give their thoughts on the season and look forward to 2019. You guys can consider this an open thread to discuss any and all Bears’ related topics that may be on your mind.