Bears Interview Josh McDaniels, Pat Shurmur

The Bears have interviewed another pair of potential head coaches in offensive coordinators Josh McDaniels and Pat Shurmur, the team announced today. They are the third and fourth candidates that the Bears have spoken to about their vacant head coach post. They have already interviewed current defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards.

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McDaniels and Shurmur are the first offensive-minded coaches that the Bears have talked to in this process. Granted they are also set to interview Eagles quarterback coach John DeFilippo and Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy. DeFilippo is scheduled to meet with the Bears tomorrow with Nagy likely having his meeting next week considering the Chiefs play in their Wild Card game tomorrow. Chicago is also prepared to interview Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks some point soon.

With Mitch Trubisky entering his second-year with the team, many would expect that the Bears would have a lot of interest in pairing him with a coach that could help him grow in his sophomore campaign. However, given their current list of interviewees it seems like the team has a many different types of candidates they are interested in.

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19 comments on “Bears Interview Josh McDaniels, Pat Shurmur

  1. Thronson5

    I think the Bears should hire Shurmur..they get a offensive minded coach to help out Trubisky and they take away a valuable asset from a team in their division. I think Shurmur can really help Trubisky honestly. I personally feel like McDaniels would be a good fit for the Colts with Luck if he ever gets fully healthy.

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    • bigjonliljon

      I was liking Nagy. Very well respected. Loves Mitch. Great play caller since taking over role. Rising star in a lot of eyes

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    • Connorsoxfan

      Maybe they can get the Eagles QB coach a job as Shurmur’s OC so he gets a promotion and still works with Trubisky?

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  2. midway_monster85

    I would like to see them hire Shurmur. New coach or not though the bears will continue to disappoint as long as the keep blowing their first round picks, and making bad free agent signings. Pace should of been gone with Fox, and the mckaskies need to hire the right guy step back and not get involved in the football side of it.

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  3. Hannibal8us

    Bears fans should go back and see what the Browns thought of Shurmur as a HC, a little time with Zimmer doesn’t mean he’s suddenly a great HC.

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    • midway_monster85

      The browns won 9 games with Shurmur as the HC. For the browns that’s like an undefeated season

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      • Hannibal8us

        Yet they fired him after 2 seasons while holding onto Hue for longer with a worse record. Tells me there was more to it.

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        • One Fan

          Oh it “tells you” that genius?

          So explain what was more to it? Oh I know the Browns were stupid and made a mistake!

          Oh but you are a genius and since they kept Hue who did worse then anyone and lost ever single game, then that means Shurmur is a bad coach …. because why genius ….. because they kept Hue …. that is your basis? Moron

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        • One Fan

          Oh the Brownies fired Belichick too moron. Yet they kept Hue? I guess that tells you Hue must be a better coach then Belichick?

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          • Hannibal8us

            Wow you sound angry dude, it’s just an opinion. I’m just saying go watch some interviews from Shurmur, he doesn’t seem like a head coach I’d want. But nah let’s compare him to Belichick because all those coaches the Browns have fired have turned out great, right? One guy the Browns had nearly 30 years ago becomes great and you think that somehow means that Shurmur could be great, come on dude. I’m just saying look beyond what he’s done this year with Keenum (oh and two top 15 WRs, a top 5 TE, and a good OL all things the Bears don’t have) and there’s nothing on his resume that says he should be the next HC of the Bears. Lastly grow up dude.

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    • One Fan

      Since the Brownies are a joke why would the Bears care what they thought of Shurmur? Shurmur appears to be a coach they should have kept!

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      • Hannibal8us

        The Bears are also jokes at this point, maybe it’s not the best idea to follow the mistakes of another joke. The blind leading the blind and all.

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      • ChiSoxCity

        Compared to what the Chicago Bears once were, they’re no better than the Browns are now. #JokesoftgeMidway

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