Who the Bears hire as the offensive coordinator really doesn’t matter to me. If the line blocks and the quarterback doesn’t throw it to the other team, they’ll score points.
But the Bears must bring in a big personality on the defensive side of the ball. Someone like Ron Rivera. Someone not afraid to challenge Lovie Smith on a day-to-day basis. The right guy for the job is Bengals’ defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, a man most believe will be a free agent at the end of the season.
He’s also an Illinois guy – an all-conference athlete at Lockport Township High School and a graduate of Illinois State.
It makes a ton of sense. Usually that’s reason enough for the folks at Halas Hall to ignore it.