Emery has continued to expand his list of candidates. This list now stands at 13. It’s very likely this list will grow beyond that.
The latest according to Chicago Tribune,is Chicago Bears special teams coordinator Dave Taub. Taub was a coaching candidate last year,interviewing for the Miami Dolphins.
The Bears special teams unit has been in the top 10 in the league eight of the last nine seasons.He had the No.1 unit back to back seasons in 2006-2007.
A lot more special teams coordinators are getting more and more looks as head coaches. They have to know every part of the roster as well as every part of ever players game. They then have to have back up plans if someone on the suicide squad goes down or a man from the starting 22. They are in my eyes a shadow head coach. The thing that will be hard for Taub or any other special teams coordinator wanting to become a head coach is showing management they have a offensive plan.
The Chicago Bears have also recently added former Bear and currently Vikings assistant head coach Mike Singletary.Singletary has previous head-coaching experience, having led the San Francisco 49ers to an 18-22 mark over three seasons.
Other candidates include Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer,Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell,Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy,Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman,Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians,Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong,Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison,Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan,Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael,Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements,Cowboys special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis.
Emery is being smart. Getting as many opinions about his franchise as possible.For Emery, this is his first hire and an important hire, for the players, organization, and fans.
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