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Kellen Moore

- With the changes in Dallas he could become available, say what you want about the Cowboys but they were first in total yards per game (431.5), second in passing yards per game (296.9), and fifth in rushing yards per game (134.6).  This guy has the experience and cred to get it done.

Mike Kafka

- Andy Reid and Nagy connection via time in Philadelphia, this season was his first as QB coach in KC, promoted from offensive quality coach prior to that,  he has no experience as OC or playcaller. His name keeps coming up but I don't like it.

Pat Shurmur

- had success as an offensive coordinator for the Rams from 2009-10 and then the Vikings in 2017, ties to Nagy, as they both were on the Eagles staff in 2008, ties to Andy Reid who he worked with from 1999-2008, familiar with the kind of offense Nagy is running, experience calling plays and successful track record at it.  A hire along these lines would give me confidence/hope.

Marty Mornhinweg

- ties to Andy Reid 2003-12 with Reid in Philadelphia and has familiarity with the kind of offense Nagy runs. He also worked with Nagy from 2008-12 during his time with the Eagles, Ravens offensive coordinator from 2016-18 but let go prior to their success moving on with Jackson.  Not sure if he called plays or not?

Dave Ragone

- last four years as quarterbacks coach with the Bears, personally I'm not sure why he was not let go.  Zero experience, this would not be a good sign anything is going to change imo.  If you are going to scapegoat Harry and Helfritch I don't understand how this guy remains much less gets promoted.

Brad Childress

- Not sure if this is even a viable option and if it were why he was not installed in the first place, ties to Andy Reid 2000-05  as everything from offensive coordinator to assistant head coach in Kansas City

 

 

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Marty Mornhinweg took over calling the plays when our old buddy Marc Trestman was fired as the Ravens OC in 2017.

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The Chicago Bears need an offensive coordinator and a terrific option might have become available.

After firing Mark Helfrich, the Chicago Bears are without an offensive coordinator. There have been rumors floating around social media that the team is considering going into next season without one. This is not an unprecedented move, as a few other teams in the league do this — most notably the Los Angeles Rams. Since Matt Nagy already calls all the plays, it would seem like a logical move.

However, if the team does decide to hire a coordinator, Kellen Moore of the Dallas Cowboys should be their selection. The Cowboys recently fired Jason Garrett and reports are they have hired, Mike McCarthy. There is no word yet, as to whether he will want to retain Moore as offensive coordinator or even if Moore wants to stay.

If the answer to either of those questions is ‘no,’ then the Bears should inquire into whether he’d be interested in coming to Chicago.

For the sake of argument, let’s say the Bears are indeed committed to Mitchell Trubisky next season as they indicated in their press conference. If so, then they have to do everything in their power to fix the issues that have plagued him so far in his career.

What better way than to bring in the guy who had a hand in helping Dak Prescott have the best season of his career and the team have a prolific offense. They were first in total yards per game (431.5), second in passing yards per game (296.9), and fifth in rushing yards per game (134.6).

Now yes, he did have a solid offensive line and Ezekiel Elliot, so detractors will say offensive success was inevitable. However, Moore showed that he is committed to the run as an offensive play-caller, something the Bears will look to do next season.

This year, the Cowboys rushed the ball 449 times, good for eighth in the league. No doubt, there are Bears fans who would love to see that kind of commitment to the run game — and with Mitch’s deficiencies, they will need to do just that and take as much pressure and responsibility off of Mitch as possible.

NEXT: Pace must suffer through "Trubisky Bowl" with fans

Beyond his commitment to the run game, and results on the field, Moore is largely viewed as one of the more creative up and coming young offensive coordinators in the league, which would seem to fit into Nagy’s philosophy. As a former quarterback, he could be another voice to connect with Mitch and help fix his footwork and improve his ability to read defenses.

In short, there are a lot of reasons the Bears should hire Moore as their next offensive coordinator, but there is only one that matters — does Nagy want one?

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I'm reading tonight that McCarthy has said he's not opposed to keeping Moore as OC. Nagy would have to move quickly if he wants this guy the way it looks!!

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Also seeing Ron Rivera is interested in Shurmur for his OC opening in Washington.

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Corn Cob wrote:

 

I'm reading tonight that McCarthy has said he's not opposed to keeping Moore as OC. Nagy would have to move quickly if he wants this guy the way it looks!!

 

Of the names I listed so far I think Moore has the most potential to have an impact and perhaps even take over game day for Nagy (if Nagy would ever give that up). He has a lot of current, relevant experience and success.  I think he is hands down the best candidate if he were to become available.

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

 

Corn Cob wrote:

 

I'm reading tonight that McCarthy has said he's not opposed to keeping Moore as OC. Nagy would have to move quickly if he wants this guy the way it looks!!

 

Of the names I listed so far I think Moore has the most potential to have an impact and perhaps even take over game day for Nagy (if Nagy would ever give that up). He has a lot of current, relevant experience and success.  I think he is hands down the best candidate if he were to become available.

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Of the OCs listed I like Moore and Shumur the best. For the single reason that they have experience calling plays on game day. Lets face it, this is the area thatNagy has failed more than any other. Better game day management and this team would have been in the playoffs. 

I find it hard to believe that he will give up playcalling responsibilities, but if he at least has an OC that has had success doing it we might have a hope that they can help teach/guide him into improving. The first year Nagy had success, presumably because no one knew what to expect, and his second year he failed because, again presumably, everyone had him figured out. Without any OC on the staff that had the experiance to help, Nagy foundered. 

Of course the next hope is that Nagy is as open to help and advice as he claims and actually listens to his new OC. The absolute worst thing that can happen is if he convinces Pace that he does not need to hire an OC at all. i will have zero KoolAide strong enough to convince me that the Bears will even manage 8-8 next season if that happens.

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billwade wrote:

 

PapaBear.OR wrote:

 

Corn Cob wrote:

 

I'm reading tonight that McCarthy has said he's not opposed to keeping Moore as OC. Nagy would have to move quickly if he wants this guy the way it looks!!

 

Of the names I listed so far I think Moore has the most potential to have an impact and perhaps even take over game day for Nagy (if Nagy would ever give that up). He has a lot of current, relevant experience and success.  I think he is hands down the best candidate if he were to become available.

Dowell?

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Matt Nagy: "I know we need to run the ball more. I'm not an idiot."

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Corn Cob wrote:

 

Things appear to be lining up for Pat Shurmur to slide into the #Bears OC role. @dabearsblog hinted at this yesterday.

— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL) January 7, 2020

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I think the only way Shurmur comes to Chicago is if Nagy lets him call the plays and tweak the offense.

Do you see Matt nagy doing either of those things?

I think it will be Ragone moving up to OC and another ex-QB becoming QB Coach. Why else would Nagy let him call plays last Pre-Season Game 4.

You just wait till next year!

2020 is the year the Bears put it all together!

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