Bates Follows Carroll to Seattle

| January 11th, 2010

While the talk has been that Jeremy Bates was set to interview with the Bears on Tuesday, it is not the case.

The Chicago Bears
have been informed that Jeremy Bates, who was scheduled to interview
for their offensive coordinator’s job, has decided to accept the same
job with Carroll and the Seahawks, two sources told ESPN senior NFL
analyst Chris Mortensen on Sunday evening.

A source said Bates was tempted to be reunited with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler,
but the long-term security with Carroll was a major factor in his
decision to join the Seahawks rather than the Bears. Bates was Cutler’s
offensive coordinator with the Broncos in 2008.

There is no job security in Chicago.  There is one year.  It is the central flaw of bringing back the entire lame duck regime.