Monday, January 18, 2010

Will the Bears be able to find anyone?

As usual, here's a link to MLK's "I have dream" speech.

Gaines Adams, a 26 year old defensive lineman for the Bears, passed away from cardiac arrest. The Bears had traded a second round pick next year for him. It was stunning and I feel bad for his family. It's an unfortunate lead into my main topic.

Why would you become a coordinator or even a coach for the Bears? The head coach, Lovie Smith, almost got fired but instead was told to fire his offensive coaches. Last year he was told to fire his defensive coaches. He has two years left on his 4 year deal signed in 2007. They finished 7-9 and next year they have 8 games against teams that made the playoffs this year. They don't have a first or second round draft pick. There will be several hundred fewer free agents on the market this year if a new collective bargaining agreement isn't reached by March. So without much chance for improvement, there's a very good chance that he'll be fired after next year. If Lovie goes after next year, a new head coach will be hired and he'll bring in all new coaches. So there's a 90% chance that you'd be taking a job for one year.

So if you could go join a team with a more secure head coach, regardless of the type of talent on the team, you'd be much better off. That means either other teams don't want you, or you're already unemployed're just not that smart.'d take the job as a promotion, however slight, but even that would be dumb. The smart man would stay in their job and wait until next year. New coordinator positions open up every year. Even for a college coach it would be stupid for the same reasons.

So who is going to accept the open offensive and defensive coordinator jobs for the Bears? I have no idea.

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