Bears Fans Should Love Their Newest Coordinator Hire

Larry Rupp
Chicago Bears fans should love the team's newest coordinator hire.
Chicago Bears fans should love the team's newest coordinator hire. / Nic Antaya/GettyImages

The Chicago Bear's coaching staff for the 2022 NFL season is starting to come together after Indianapolis Colts' defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus was named head coach on Thursday. The team is now looking to hire Rich Bissacia of the Las Vegas Raiders as their special teams coordinator.

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Chicago fans should love this hire. Bissacia has over 20 years of NFL coaching experience and notably spent time as interim head coach for the Raiders this past season. The 61-year-old guided Las Vegas to its second playoff berth since 2002 and it became clear that the players loved balling out for their HC.

This development means that the Raiders were likely never truly considering hiring Bissacia full-time, although he did complete an interview for the position. Other candidates include New England's offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Tampa Bay's defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.

The Bears are in search of a new special teams coordinator after Chris Tabor opted to join the Carolina Panthers. It's worth pointing out that Eberflus and Bissacia worked together on the Dallas Cowboys from 2013-17. Their relationship could make molding a new coaching staff much easier.

Chicago finished the 2021 season ranked sixth amongst NFL teams in special teams efficiency, according to ESPN's Football Power Index. It'll be interesting to see if Bissacia can keep up the success moving forward and help the Bears compete for an NFC North division title.

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