Hall of Fame Safety Ed Reed Isn't a Candidate for the Bears' Last Remaining Assistant Coach Opening

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Hall of Fame Safety Ed Reed Isn’t a Candidate for the Bears’ Last Remaining Assistant Coach Opening

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Chuck Pagano’s defensive staff still has an opening at Assistant Defensive Backs Coach. However, it doesn’t look like Ed Reed isn’t going to fill that position.

Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times tweets Reed won’t be an assistant on Pagano’s staff in his first year as the Bears’ defensive coordinator, while Head Coach Matt Nagy told Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune the team is “pretty much done” filling its defensive staff. Biggs adds that Defensive Quality Control Assistant Sean Desai could be a candidate to fill the one opening left on the staff. Desai has worked in this capacity since 2013, working for Marc Trestman and John Fox before doing so for Nagy. He is also an adjunct professor at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. No, seriously.

As for Reed not getting an interview … c’mon, man. He’s a Hall of Famer, for crying out loud!

To be clear, I’m not here to make a pitch for the Bears to hire a Hall of Fame Player for the sake of doing so. Reed has experience as an assistant and said he would “welcome an offer” from the Bears. He *LITERALLY* coached with Pagano a few weeks ago at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. There hasn’t been much chatter about who could be in the running for the gig, but not interviewing Reed feels like a missed opportunity.


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Author: Luis Medina

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