Saturday, January 19, 2013
RIDERS LOSE A COACH
- "CHICAGO -- Chicago has finalized a deal to bring in former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker for the same position with the Bears.
The news came on a day in which the Bears hired former New York Jets assistant Matt Cavanaugh as quarterbacks coach.
The Bears also announced the hirings of Andy Bischoff and Michael Sinclair as their tight ends coach and assistant defensive line coach, respectively. Both Bischoff and Sinclair coached under new coach Marc Trestman with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.
The Bears' coaching staff on defense now consists of Tucker, secondary coaches Jon Hoke and Gil Byrd, and defensive line coach Mike Phair. The team still must add a linebackers coach to take over for the recently fired Bob Babich."