If there was one head coaching job in the National Football League that I thought every available coach should take a look at, it was the Chicago Bears. It sounds like the Bears have narrowed their search down to just three candidates and could be naming a coach sometime this week. The most interesting choice would be Darrell Bevell, who has been the offensive coordinator with the Seattle Seahawks.
Bevell should be very familiar with the Midwest after playing at the University of Wisconsin and being the offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings before. The Bears need an offensive boost after many years of having defensive coaches and Bevell would be a great addition to the team. It’s possible that Chicago decides to go with Bruce Arians or Mark Trestman instead but Bevell has the potential to be a coach who could be with the Bears for a longer period of time.
This is a very important decision for the Bears to make as the team is on the verge of being a playoff team with the right coach. No matter which one of the three finalists gets the job, it has to be better for the offense than what Lovie Smith brought to the table. Chicago has been looking for a new offensive wizard and while I would pick Bevell to be that leader for the next few years, the biggest problem was offensive leadership. I will be very interested to see where Phil Emery and the leadership with the Bears decide to go with this decision.
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