Changes at Halas Hall aren’t being limited to a new general manager and head coach. In fact, it is beginning to look like an organization-wide change of pace.
There are even changes coming to the team’s strength and conditioning department:
We have hired Jim Arthur as our head strength and conditioning coach.https://t.co/ieB9XPHrpT
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) February 18, 2022
The Bears announced the hiring of Jim Arthur as the team’s new Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Arthur isn’t new to the Bears, having previously worked for the team in a variety of roles. First as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach (2005-07, 2015) and also as with the Strength and Conditioning Coach (2008-14). Arthur was most recently employed with the Dolphins as their strength and conditioning coach over the last six seasons. Upon returning to Chicago, he’ll be replacing Jason Loscalzo in that role. Losalzo no longer appears on the Bears’ official web site. And neither does Andre Tucker, who had been the team’s head trainer since 2018.
Earlier in the week, the Bears hired Brent Salazar to the newly created Director of High Performance position. So it’s not as if a re-shaping of the health, wellness, and strength training areas of their team. Frankly, it is probably a long-overdue shuffling of the deck. Chicago’s football team could use a new voice, different direction, and fresh opinions on how to operate from this standpoint. And while I’m not hip to that realm, it feels as if modernizing in this area could be one of those places where a team can get an edge with forward thinking and progressive action. Hopefully, this week’s hires are a step in that direction.