Chicago Bears eye change for special teams coordinator

With former Indianapolis Colts head coach, Matt Eberflus currently holds the position Chicago Bears‘head coach, attention has turned to how Eberflus will fill in the rest of its coaching staff. In the hours after the Eberflus hire was reported on Thursday, the focus immediately turned to potential offensive and defensive coordinators that would follow Eberflus to the Bears.

While the Bears are yet to be formally recruited into the positions of offensive coordinator or defensive coordinator, there has been movement regarding the position of coordinator of their special teams. On Thursday night, it was report that the Carolina Panthers signed the Bears’ special team coordinator Chris Tabor to a three-year deal. Tabor will serve in the same position with the Panthers as he did with the Bears.

Tabor has served as the Bears’ special team coordinator for the past three seasons. Under Tabor, the Bears’ task force flourished, particularly in the second leg. In recent seasons, the Bears’ special teams have introduced professional returnees in the form of Jakeem Grant and Cordarelle Patterson.

With Tabor no longer serving as the Bears’ special team coordinator, the team has their eyes on his replacement. Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune is Report that the Bears have targeted Oakland Raiders head coach Rich Bisaccia to replace Tabor as the team’s special team coordinator. Bisaccia is being considered to be the permanent head coach of the Raiders and has interviewed for the position. If Bisaccia is not kept by the Raiders, the expectation is that he will join the Bears’ team.

Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus seems to be off to an impressive start in regards to perfecting his coaching staff.

Bisaccia has been widely praised for the work he did as interim head coach of the Raiders last season. Despite the off-field controversies with former Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and former wide-field player Henry Ruggs III, Bisaccia managed to coach the Raiders to a playoff berth.

Bisaccia will be a freelance tenant for Bears and Eberflus. The addition of Bisaccia as the Bears’ special team coordinator will also encourage the planning that the Bears head coach has in relation to his offensive staff. It looks like Eberflus will have no qualms about completing his coaching staff and that will speak well for his offensive coordinator and development plan Justin Fields.

Also of note is Bisaccia’s link to defensive coach Rod Marinelli. Marinelli worked under Bisaccia with the Raiders as a defensive line coach. Marinelli, who mentors Eberflus, is a candidate to join the Bears staff in a number of ways. One thing is clear with Eberflus, the importance of adding a capable coaching staff will not be lost to the new Chicago Bears head coach. Chicago Bears eye change for special teams coordinator


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