By: Will Farlow
Head coaches in the NFL play a vital role in the success of a football team. Leadership, teaching, and igniting a good atmosphere in their locker room with players lead to good football in a season. The Chicago Bears for many years have needed a new head coach that can be the missing piece to more wins for the Monsters of the Midway. New Bears GM Ryan Poles on his second day on the job hired former Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus as the new head coach in Chicago. Here are my takes on the new coach and how he can help put the Chicago Bears back on the map of success in the NFL.
Bears fans said goodbye to former staffers named Ryan and Matt weeks ago, and shockingly they are replaced by new people also with the same first names. Matt Eberflus is an interesting hire in my view for the Chicago Bears. The last defensive-minded head coach in Chicago didn’t work well which was the John Fox era. Eberflus brings strong defensive intelligence to the Bears. Fans can get excited for an even stronger defense for years to come which is a side of the football well known in Bears history. Eberflus spent four years from 2018 to 2021 as defensive coordinator at Lucas Oil Stadium. I like a defensive-minded head coach as he can help our future franchise QB Justin Fields become smarter at reading a defense. The questions ahead will be on the minds of Bears fans moving forward.
Bears fans wondered if this hire was due to George McCaskey or Bill Polian’s choices, but they were relieved who made the move. New GM Ryan Poles made the call after a second interview that Matt Eberflus was the guy to help the Bears back to contention. Eberflus is known for implementing a Tampa 2 style defense so it’ll be interesting how the defense approach changes in Chicago. The next step is bringing in his coaching staff, which will need to include a great offensive coordinator to help rebuild the Bears offense.
Matt Eberflus already has a few names of possible coaches that could join him in Chicago. This coaching hire is great for the Bears bringing in a smart, and well-charactered person to lead the team. League experts speak highly of Eberflus along with him being just the leader this Bears team needs. Best of luck to the new Bears head coach. Hopefully, this Matt head coach has better luck than the previous one.
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