“Dowell played a critical role on our offense last year,” said coach John Fox (via ChicagoBears.com). “He’s an excellent coach with experience as a play-caller and a broad knowledge of offensive football. He has earned the respect of our players because they know he can help them get better. As I mentioned at the end of the season, our systems are in place. We will always look to evolve because the NFL is fluid and adapting is key to good coaching. Dowell will help us build on what we started as we head into the 2016 season.”
Loggains, of course, takes over for Adam Gase as the Bears’ OC. Under Gase’s guidance in 2015, the Bears’ offense finished as the No. 21 ranked unit in the NFL. However, that poor showing can be chalked up mostly to injury. Loggains is said to have a strong relationship with quarterback Jay Cutler, and that certainly didn’t hurt his cause as he pushed for the team’s offensive coordinator job. There was some speculation that Gase might try and take Loggains with him to his new club, but the Bears had Loggains under contract through 2016 and, presumably, were not willing to let him go.
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