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Bill Lazor hired as new Bears offensive coordinator

The Bears have hired Bill Lazor to be their new offensive coordinator, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Monday.

The 47-year-old Lazor most recently served as the offensive coordinator for the Bengals for the 2017 and 2018 seasons. He also held the offensive coordinator position for the Dolphins in 2014 and 2015. In his two seasons working for Cincinnati, the Bengals had the 22nd- and 19th-ranked offensive DVOAs, according to Football Outsiders.

https://www.windycitygridiron.com/2020/1/13/21064538/chicago-bears-bill-lazor-hired-new-offensive-coordinator-breaking-news-mark-helfrich

 

EDIT: A second source confirms - http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000001096543/article/bears-hiring-exbengals-oc-bill-lazor-as-their-oc

The Bengals were the worst team in the league in 2017 on offense and only once in his four years as an offensive coordinator did a Lazor offense finish higher than 26th.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/coaches/LazoBi0.htm

 

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Oh yeah! Looks like we are really moving up in the offensive ratings ........

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Can you see me working with Bill and pushing Trubisky for a starting spot in 2020.......

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

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Can you see me working with Bill and pushing Trubisky for a starting spot in 2020.......

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

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So Billy Laser is our new scapegoat...erhem OC?

What? Was Rodger Ramjet already under contract somewhere?

I was sure Ragone would get the nod.

Is he bringing his high output, high intensity Bengals offense with him?

Wait, wasn't he one of the guys that wasted Tannehills talent in Miami?

Oh, shit...poor Mitch.

You just wait till next year!

2020 is the year the Bears put it all together!

Go Bears!

 

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So once again, the Bears do not get the guy they really wanted. So the knee jerk reaction is to rush out and hire the first guy with a resume. Doesn't matter if he sucks, so long as he has at least once been in a room with real Offensive Coordinators.

This was the best they could find? Even Jay Gruden would have been a better fit, though he would not have taken the position.

I do not know why this upsets me so, because we knew no self respecting OC was going to accept this position. Not with a HC who insists on calling the plays even though he is not very good at it. I mean the last guy to accept was Helfrich, which says a lot.

Cannot wait to hear the spin Halas hall puts on this one. I bet Pace is "Fired Up!" about this hire.

You just wait till next year!

2020 is the year the Bears put it all together!

Go Bears!

 

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Meanwhile:

Brad Childress leaving the Bears coaching staff

Brad Childress, who was the Chicago Bears Offensive Analyst in 2018 and their Senior Offensive Assistant in 2019, has informed head coach Matt Nagy that he will not be returning to the coaching staff in 2020.

Childress leaving the Bears is just the latest in an offensive coaching turnover that has included a new offensive coordinator in Bill Lazor, who was just hired yesterday, tight end coach Clancy Barone, and offensive line coach Juan Castillo.

It’s unknown at this time if Nagy and the Bears will look to add another offensive assistant to their staff to replace Childress or if they’ll look to add an assistant special teams coach to replace the recently fired Brock Olivo

https://www.windycitygridiron.com/2020/1/14/21065324/chicago-bears-brad-childress-leaving-coaching-staff-cleveland-browns-keving-stefanski-matt-nagy

 

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Bill Lazor was a bad decision for the team

The choice of Bill Lazor for the Chicago Bears is disappointing but not surprising. This team is full of disappointing signings over the years. We can now say the most recent disappointment is Bill Lazor.

Seeing Lazor and Bengals offensive coordinator doesn’t sit well with anyone. The Bengals haven’t had a good football team for a few years. During the two seasons, he was there, the offense was below average in almost every category. The two most important ones, points, his Bengals ranked 26th and 17th. They lacked in the yards department too. The Bengals ranked 30th and 31st under Lazor’s leadership.

Lazor spent two seasons in Miami. In 2014, the Dolphins were 14th in points scored. That is the highest he’s had with any football team he’s coached for in the NFL.

The four seasons Lazor has spent as an offensive coordinator, his teams have gone 27-37. At least the Bears have a first-round pick in 2021.

https://dawindycity.com/2020/01/14/chicago-bears-hire-bill-lazor/

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As soon as I find a story, article, stats, blog, message board post, anything putting a positive spin on this I will be sure to post it........ I've been searching around all morning and so far I haven't found anything of that nature.

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I've got one!!!!!

But it's six years old!!! LOL!!!!....

https://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2014/01/15/report-dolphins-hire-bill-lazor-as-offensive-coordinator/

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He builds his offense to match his personnel!!! Now...that....is.....a .....positive!!........Yes?

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I might of found another nugget!!!!

https://bengalswire.usatoday.com/2018/02/01/nick-foles-praise-bengals-bill-lazor/

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Man this is just like an Easter egg hunt, nuggets popping up all over the place!cheeky

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