The changes begin..........
Report: Bears part ways with assistant coaches Roy Anderson and Brandon Staley
The Chicago Bears are making some changes to their defensive coaching staff with Roy Anderson and Brandon Staley both reported to be out.
Late Sunday night, the Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs reported that safeties coach Roy Anderson, who has been with the Bears the last two years, would not be retained by new defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. This comes as a bit of a surprise since Anderson previously worked with Pagano in Baltimore and in Indianapolis.
With an opening for safeties coach in Chicago, perhaps Pagano could reach out to his former player, soon to be Hall of Famer Ed Reed. In a recent interview by The Athletic’s Dan Pompei, Reed said he would welcome the opportunity to be an assistant coach in Chicago.
Head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace are scheduled to meet the media at Halas Hall on Monday afternoon, so we may get some of these reports made official.
A source has also informed the Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs that Brandon Staley is out as Chicago Bears’ outside linebackers coach. Staley has spent the the last two years in Chicago working on Vic Fangio’s defensive staff. With Fangio now the head coach in Denver, Staley has a possible quick landing spot. Biggs is reporting that Staley will interview for a position on Fangio’s Broncos’ staff on Monday.
Biggs’ source also told him that the “rumor” around the league is that Rob Ryan — yes, the son of 1985 Bears’ legend Buddy — is in line to take Staley’s place.
I'm a little surprised about Anderson. Also - Ryan rumor is gaining traction.