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Bears announce coaching changes and promotions

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Yesterday Chicago Bears head coach Mat Nagy officially announced several new changes and promotions to his coaching staff.

Bill Lazor was named offensive coordinator and John DeFilippo was hired as quarterbacks coach, which meant a promotion for Dave Ragone from QB coach to passing game coordinator.

Nagy also announced that Brian Ginn was promoted to assistant special teams coach after serving the previous two years as an offensive quality control coach, Chris Jackson, who was a defensive assistant, was promoted to assistant wide receivers coach, and Shane Toub was promoted to defensive quality control after spending the previous two seasons as an offensive assistant.

Other additions to the Bears coaching staff this year are tight ends coach Clancy Barone and offensive line coach Juan Castillo.

For those of you that feel it’s odd for an offensive coaching staff to be as large as Chicago’s is, keep in mind that the Seahawks, 49ers, Eagles, and Redskins all had 11 assistant offensive coaches on staff for the 2019 season, and over half the league has 9 or more on staff. Also, while passing game coordinator is a relatively new position in the NFL, the Bears aren’t the only team that employs one.

To get a refresher on the entire Bears coaching staff you can visit for the complete run down. It’s worth noting that Brad Childress is still listed as a senior offensive assistant even though he indicated that he was leaving the Bears.