TUESDAY: Quinn and Eberflus will travel to Chicago for their interviews, per ESPN.com’s Ed Werder (on Twitter). With new GM hire Ryan Poles now on board, the Bears will likely make their choice soon. Quinn will meet with Poles and Co. on Tuesday, Albert Breer of SI.com tweets. Additionally, Allen’s interview did not go on as scheduled Tuesday, Breer tweets. The longtime Sean Payton assistant stayed in New Orleans for the 16-year HC’s press conference, during which he announced he was leaving his post. Allen is now on the short list to succeed Payton in New Orleans.
MONDAY: The Bears are giving Dan Quinn and Jim Caldwell a second look. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport (via Twitter), the Bears have requested second interviews with the two candidates.
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Quinn has been one of the most sought-after candidate of this year’s HC cycle. His work with Dallas’ defense in just one season – seventh in the league in points allowed per game, first in interceptions, to name a few statistics – has put him in line to get another HC gig one year after being fired by the Falcons. Quinn has already scheduled a second interview for the Broncos HC job.
Caldwell, 66, served as the Dolphins’ quarterbacks coach in 2019 before health issues forced him to step aside. Fortunately, he’s said to be back to full health now, and it sounds like he’s ready for his next job. Between his time with the Colts and Lions, Caldwell owns a career 62-50 record as a head coach with four playoff berths and one Super Bowl appearance. Caldwell’s last stop in Detroit saw him never finish with fewer than seven wins, but he was still canned following back-to-back 9-7 seasons.
Meanwhile, Rapoport notes that Matt Eberflus will have his second interview on Wednesday, while Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen will get his first crack at the gig tomorrow.
26 comments on “Latest On Bears’ Head Coaching Search”
Bears are going to do Bear things. Why would you sign a HC before a GM? The McCaskeys are completely clueless.
I doubt that is what is happening.
My guess is they have consulted the top GM candidates on who they would like to hire, and these represent some of their choices.
Hope you’re right.
That’s one of the McCaskey’s. don’t know which one. It’s blatantly obvious.
You’re a clown. It is blatantly obvious.
The only way this makes sense is if Chicago is offering roster control to its coach. The only coach who is publically acknowledged as being insistent on this is Flores, but that’s just speculation. In any case, I can’t seem to remember many cases where this works out long term-Carroll won a Super Bowl, and Belichick has his, but I don’t know how many regimes have a coach/GM today that earns an extension.
I’m glad Bears will pass on Matt Daboll or Byron Leftwich to help develop Justin Fields. Great stuff!!!
Daboll was going to the Giants the second Schoen was hired. Leftwich is overrated. I would look good with Brady as my qb. They should look at Mike McDaniel.
Who is Mike McDaniel
There is this guy on the finalist list named Jim Caldwell. He coached a Sure HoF QB, a probable HoF Qb, and got Joe Flacco a SB ring.
Also coached Kerry Collins at Penn State.
I think he might have some ideas on coaching Fields.
That guy is whack-doole tho. He be better managing a UFC fighter
Because Rightwich isn’t available.
The Bears are giving my grandma a second look.
Everyone gives your grandma a second look, she is smoking hot!
Jim Caldwell please
Too old. Not to mention he last coached over 4 years ago. Ever wonder why?
He wouldn’t even be the oldest coach in the league.
If he can coach successfully for an era, or about eight years, and lead the team to success, who cares if he can only last a short time? He can groom the next coach, much like Dungy did with him.
Caldwell was out of coaching due to health reasons. But you want to make it sound like it was because no one wanted him. Get informed!
When will the kicking competition start, that is the most important thing!!!
Please hire Dan Quinn so he doesn’t get hired by the Broncos.
Quinn has proven he is a top D Coordinator why would anyone recycle him as a coach when he proved in 6 years he isn’t up for that type of job.
Maybe they can get Lovie Smith?
I turned down the Bears when offered an interview.
As a ravens fan, it’s so nice not to have to worry about recycled coaches every year
I wish the bears would bring cowboys OC Moore in and Vic back