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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.

https://www.windycitygridiron.com/2019/1/13/18181016/chicago-bears-brandon-staley-outside-linebacker-coach-rob-ryan-buddy-1985-chuck-pagano-roy-anderson

I'm a little surprised about Anderson.  Also - Ryan rumor is gaining traction.

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Rob Ryan rumored as potential assistant coach for Bears

"A source said the rumor making the rounds in league circles is that Rob Ryan, the son of Buddy Ryan, architect of the 1985 Bears defense, could be hired as the replacement for Staley," Biggs wrote.

https://247sports.com/nfl/chicago-bears/Article/Rob-Ryan-Bears-assistant-coach-rumor-127782140/

I don't really have a problem with Ryan coming in at the level of assistant coach, I just would not want him as a DC.

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

Rob Ryan rumored as potential assistant coach for Bears

"A source said the rumor making the rounds in league circles is that Rob Ryan, the son of Buddy Ryan, architect of the 1985 Bears defense, could be hired as the replacement for Staley," Biggs wrote.

https://247sports.com/nfl/chicago-bears/Article/Rob-Ryan-Bears-assistant-coach-rumor-127782140/

I don't really have a problem with Ryan coming in at the level of assistant coach, I just would not want him as a DC.

Agreed, as a position coach he should be fine. Just keep him and his brother away from microphones. Thats when they get stupid and say the dumbest things.

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Ed Reed also said in an interview with Dan Pompei from The Athletic that he would welcome the idea of joining the Bears defensive staff.

Ed Reed would fill the roll of being the defensive backs coach if he joined the staff. Reed would enjoy the opportunity according to the interview he did with Dan Pompei.

“I love Chicago. I have some family out there and some Miami alumni I’m close with. There is a connection there.”

https://dawindycity.com/2019/01/14/chicago-bears-reed-ryan/

This Bears D is generating some interest, kinda cool to see potential coaches expressing a want to come to Chicago rather than hearing about how they turned down interviews or passed on offers like it's been in the past.   

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

Ed Reed also said in an interview with Dan Pompei from The Athletic that he would welcome the idea of joining the Bears defensive staff.

Ed Reed would fill the roll of being the defensive backs coach if he joined the staff. Reed would enjoy the opportunity according to the interview he did with Dan Pompei.

“I love Chicago. I have some family out there and some Miami alumni I’m close with. There is a connection there.”

https://dawindycity.com/2019/01/14/chicago-bears-reed-ryan/

This Bears D is generating some interest, kinda cool to see potential coaches expressing a want to come to Chicago rather than hearing about how they turned down interviews or passed on offers like it's been in the past.   

Nice to be a fan of a team on the rise...its a very nice change from the last 10 years of decline.

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Nice to be a fan of a team on the rise...its a very nice change from the last 10 years of decline.

Indeed....... I can't help but wonder though, Pagano/Bears releasing Anderson seems odd given Anderson did have a connection to Chuck and did a great job here.  Now with the quick references to Reed coming up it may be that this was already in the works.  I would not be surprised to see Reed come on board sooner than later.

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Add another one: I'm told LBs coach Glenn Pires will not return.
 

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I am thinking some of these guys were Fangio guys and may be leaving to go to Denver. I understand the connection with Chuck for Anderson, but maybe Chuck knows something the Bears didn't about him?

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Broncos name Ed Donatell defensive coordinator

Posted by Charean Williams on January 15, 2019, 9:48 PM EST

The Broncos have named Ed Donatell as their defensive coordinator.

Donatell, who has 28 years of NFL experience, worked with Broncos head coach Vic Fangio in Chicago the past four seasons. Donatell served as the Bears’ secondary coach while Fangio worked as Chicago’s defensive coordinator.

The two also worked together in San Francisco from 2011-14.

“Ed’s been an integral part of top-10 defenses for six of the last eight seasons in two different places, and he’s a great fit to be our defensive coordinator,” Fangio said in a statement. “Having worked very closely with him for a number of years, Ed has a strong understanding of the entire defense from the front end to the back end with the defensive backs being his specialty. He’s a very good teacher and believes in the fundamentals in the classroom and on the field. We’re thrilled to add Ed to our coaching staff and welcome him back to the Broncos.”

In Chicago, Donatell coached a pair of first-team All-Pro selections in cornerback Kyle Fuller and safety Eddie Jackson.

Donatell returns to coach the Broncos for the third time in his career. He previously coached Denver’s secondary from 1995-99, winning two Super Bowl rings, and again from 2009-10.

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So now we have the answers to all the why's......

Donatell seems to be taking his DB staff with him. Also, his familiarity with Vic makes sense for for him to not want to stay under Chuck too.

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Around the NFL  

 

 

Broncos hire Bears DBs coach Ed Donatell as DC

By Jeremy Bergman
Around The NFL Writer

Vic Fangio has recruited a trusted assistant from Chicago to run his defense in Denver.

The Broncos hired Bears defensive backs coach Ed Donatell as their defensive coordinator, a team source told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The team announced the move on Tuesday evening.

Donatell served as defensive backs coach under Fangio, then a defensive coodinator, in San Francisco and Chicago from 2011 though 2018. Fangio was officially hired as the Broncos' newest head coach last week.

"Ed's been an integral part of top-10 defenses for six of the last eight seasons in two different places, and he's a great fit to be our defensive coordinator," Fangio said, per the team's website. "Having worked very closely with him for a number of years, Ed has a strong understanding of the entire defense from the front end to the back end with the defensive backs being his specialty. He's a very good teacher and believes in the fundamentals in the classroom and on the field. We're thrilled to add Ed to our coaching staff and welcome him back to the Broncos."

Before joining Fangio's staff in 2011, Donatell had spent time as the defensive coordinator in Green Bay under Mike Sherman (2000-2003), in Atlanta under Jim Mora Jr. (2004-2006) and at the University of Washington under Tyrone Willingham (2008).

In 2018, the Bears ranked first in points allowed per game (17.7), first in takeaways (36), first in interceptions (27) and seventh in passing yards allowed per game (219.7).

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Ted Monachino added to Bears defensive coaching staff

It’s being reported by CBS Sports, that the Chicago Bears are adding Ted Monachino to Chuck Pagano’s defensive coaching staff.

It’s not reported what role he’ll have on Pagano’s staff with the Bears, but considering his most recent positional work as been with linebackers, that could be a possibility. He also has coached defensive line in the collegiate and professional level.

Last month he accepted a job at Kansas State as their defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, but the opportunity to get back in the NFL was apparently too good to pass up.

The Bears have several positions on their defensive staff to fill, and once we hear anything we’ll pass it along.

https://www.windycitygridiron.com/2019/1/16/18185473/chicago-bears-ted-monachino-defensive-coach-staff-chuck-pagano-vic-ravens-colts-kansas-state

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