Biggs: Bears' coordinator search nears end of 4th week
Twenty-seven days into their search, the Chicago Bears are still searching for an offensive coordinator.
The Bears brought in Minnesota Vikings quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers for an interview last Thursday and followed up with Mike Martz on Friday. Rogers met with Cutler at Halas Hall and Martz then flew to Nashville, Tenn., to meet with the quarterback, an odd part of the team’s search process in the eyes of many league observers.
It’s believed a decision will be made between Rogers and Martz soon. If that doesn’t happen, the team could involve some college coaches after national signing day on Wednesday, or perhaps wait until next week to meet with assistant coaches who will be involved in the Super Bowl. But indications have been that coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jerry Angelo would like to bring the tedious process to an end.
If not Rogers or Martz, then who? The Bears wanted to meet with Pitt offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti, but that has yet to happen. Cignetti has released a statement saying he is happy and will be remaining at Pitt.
The Bears maintain that the process has gone just as they said it would. They said from the start that it would be involved and many people would be considered, but Jeremy Bates and Hue Jackson declined opportunities to meet with them. They were rebuffed in their efforts to talk with Tom Clements, the Green Bay quarterbacks coach, and Rob Chudzinski met with them and asked them to remove his name from the list. It certainly hasn’t gone as smooth as the Bears would like you to believe, that much is sure.
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