The Chicago Bears contacted at least 13 general manager candidates and 10 coach candidates for interviews. While they are interviewing, we look at each potential employee.
Brian Daboll was interviewed by the coach at Sunday’s opening, the team said.
<знак класса="hl_orange">Brian Daball
Title: Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator
Daball was the Bills offensive coordinator for four seasons and was the 2020 AP Assistant Coach of the Year when he managed quarterback Josh Allen in the Pro Bowl season. Over the past two seasons, Allen has thrown for 8,951 yards, 73 touchdowns and 25 interceptions.
Duboll has also been an offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs (2012), Miami Dolphins (2011) and Cleveland Browns (2009-10). He was the quarterback coach for the New York Jets during Brett Favre’s season and was an assistant with the New England Patriots for 11 seasons and five Super Bowl teams.
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Daboll began his career as an assistant to Michigan State alumnus on Nick Saban’s staff and returned to Saban as an offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the 2017 season in Alabama. He coached quarterbacks Jalen Herts and Tua Tagovailoa, who interfered during the national championship game and led a comeback in the second half.
Daboll is also interviewing for a job with the Dolphins to potentially work with Tagovailoa again.
The Bills’ quarterback this season was former Bear Mitch Trubisky, who joined the team with the idea of rebooting his career. Trubisky, however, did not need much. He completed 6 of 8 passes for 43 yards with an interception and 13 runs for 24 yards with a touchdown.
What was said
“I hate to keep giving him so much attention because I don’t want anyone to steal him from me,” wide receiver Stephon Diggs told ESPN last January. “He’s a guy who knows what he’s doing, he knows the game, he knows when to do what. We just trust him. Whatever he calls, I manage it. … He always has our back and I haven’t seen him miss yet.”
“He knows offense to the core,” former NFL chief executive Scott Pioli told the Bills website. “He comes from a family of coaches based on discipline, detail, fundamentals and fundamentals of the game. Brian was also in many places where the emphasis was on emphasizing the positive and limiting the negative. He knows that their best player is Josh Allen and everything should be centered around him and his strengths.”