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If Nagy is to stay then he should promote Jay Rodgers.  He deserves a chance.  Guy is a superb coach who has been under many good staffs before.  Don't make the same mistake and let the potential next Brandon Staley get away!!!

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3 minutes ago, Madmike90 said:

Chris Hewitt from Baltimore is a guy I have liked for a long long time...would bring those Baltimore concepts that Pagano had but a young and energetic coach who deserves a shot.

Bob Babich's son, Bobby, would be an interesting choice too. 

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1 minute ago, topwop1 said:

If Nagy is to stay then he should promote Jay Rodgers.  He deserves a chance.  Guy is a superb coach who has been under many good staffs before.  Don't make the same mistake and let the potential next Brandon Staley get away!!!

In fairness if we do promote from within Rodgers would be a quality call.

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Just throwing out some inside ideas taken from Fish and Jahns.

 

Inside linebackers coach Mark DeLeone: DeLeone worked with Roquan Smith this past season while the linebacker played at an All-Pro level, and saw Danny Trevathan improve from a rocky start. He spent 2013-18 with the Chiefs, overlapping with Nagy for his first five seasons there. He was a quality control coach for two years before coaching linebackers. He got his start in the NFL as a defensive assistant with the Jets in ‘12. 

Safeties coach Sean Desai: The longest-tenured coach on the Bears’ staff, Desai has been with the team since 2013. He has remained through three head coaches for a reason. Desai has a unique background, as he holds a PhD in educational administration. He’s been the safeties coach the past two seasons after six years as a quality control coach. Desai was the youngest coordinator in the college ranks when he ran special teams at Temple in 2010 while also coaching outside linebackers. He was Fangio’s right-hand man from 2015-18, working alongside Fangio in the coaches booth.

Outside linebackers coach/senior defensive assistant Ted Monachino: With the “senior defensive assistant” title, Monachino seemingly had a slightly larger role with the defense than just working with the edge rushers. He’s also been a defensive coordinator in the NFL before, running Pagano’s defense with the Colts from 2016-17. He was the Jaguars’ defensive line coach from 2006-09 before joining Pagano in Baltimore, where Monachino coached outside linebackers from 2010-15. This could be a similar situation to when the Bears interviewed Ed Donatell to replace Vic Fangio, considering Monachino’s experience but also history with Pagano.

Defensive line coach Jay Rodgers: He’s a defensive holdover from John Fox’s staff and you can see why. His position group has been one of the best since he arrived in 2015. Akiem Hicks developed into a Pro Bowler under Rodgers. Bilal Nichols and Eddie Goldman also credit Rodgers for their development. Rodgers was named the defensive line coach of the year at the 2019 combine after the Bears’ outstanding defensive season in 2018. 

Secondary coach Deshea Townsend: He’s got by far the most NFL playing experience on Nagy’s staff, spending 12 years with the Steelers and his last season with the Colts. His coaching career began in 2011 with the Cardinals, which was two years after his final season as a player. Townsend played for Steelers coaches Bill Cowher and Mike Tomlin and defensive coordinators Jim Haslett and **** LeBeau.

https://theathletic.com/2319252/2021/01/12/chicago-bears-defensive-coordinator-chuck-pagano-to-retire-sources/

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3 hours ago, topwop1 said:

If Nagy is to stay then he should promote Jay Rodgers.  He deserves a chance.  Guy is a superb coach who has been under many good staffs before.  Don't make the same mistake and let the potential next Brandon Staley get away!!!

Agreed. If he does well and Pace and Nagy are fired after 2021 he can be retained as well. Jay has been under Fangio and Pagano so he has been around a lot of experience. 

 

As far as bringing in someone from another team, unless it is an aggressive young kid trying to make a name, why would they want to come here? Anybody with experience knows how tenuous their superiors' jobs would be, which means their own job security is in jeopardy the moment they sign. 

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