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The Chicago Bears assistant coaching search has officially been underway for about a week now, and if you've missed any news or rumors about that, hit up our tracker right here. After gutting several offensive coaches from the staff, general manager Ryan Poles and head coach Matt Eberflus have yet to make any hires, but the longest vacancy on the staff is on the defensive side of the ball.
Defensive coordinator Alan Williams stepped away from the Bears nearly four months ago, so Eberflus took up play-calling responsibilities. Under his coordination, the defense made marked improvements over Williams' time calling the defense, but 'Flus also had more talent to work with, and the returning players were going into year two of his scheme.
When Eberflus was hired, he said he wanted to be a CEO head coach and let his coordinators run each side of the ball, but now, after some success in 2023 back calling the defense, he's not so sure about his plans next season.
He said last week about their upcoming interviews for defensive coordinator, "As we talk to these candidates, we're going to keep everything open right now."
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Now that we know the coaches the Bears need to replace and that 'Flus was retained, are you confident in the franchise's direction?
Do you want Eberflus to continue as the Bears' defensive play caller, or do you want to see him bring on someone to take that responsibility?