The Chicago Bears have done two things. The first, and most obvious, is that they’ve fired long tenured head coach Lovie Smith after yet another season without a playoff berth. But the other things they’ve demonstrated is they like to dip into the Bucs camp and root around, seeing if there’s anything they want.
Of course, Brian Price and Amobi Okoye weren’t mainstays in Tampa, but they both managed to end up with the Chicago Bears. Mike Sullivan is on his way to being a mainstay, but the Bears may want to pluck him before that happens.
Per the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears are expected to interview Mike Sullivan to possibly fill their head coaching void left by the firing of Lovie Smith.
With the struggles on offense this year and in years past for the Bears, they’ll be looking for an offensive minded head coach. One of the reasons Lovie Smith was canned was because he was viewed as a coach who only thought there was one side of the ball. Smith went threw a slew of offensive coordinators during he tenure and none stuck long enough to have any other impact than a negative one.
Sullivan, who turned around Eli Manning and started to sort of turn around Josh Freeman, is being viewed as a quarterback guru who can take Jay Cutler to the next level and sustain him there.
Chicago is also interviewing Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as well.