The Chicago Bears want continuity with their No. 1 ranked defense. Newly tabbed Defensive Coordinator Chuck Pagano believes they can be better. It is hard to imagine the top-ranked defense being better but that is the sentiment. The hope is to assemble a staff that can draw even more out of this defensive unit. The Bears made corresponding moves to advance the “Be Better” movement.
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Chuck Pagano, or shall I say Matt Nagy added Inside Linebackers Coach Mark DeLeone. DeLeone comes from the recently dismissed defensive staff in Kansas City. He spent six seasons with the Chiefs, many of those with Nagy. He has prior tenures with the Jets as a defensive assistant and Temple University as a graduate assistant.
Matt Nagy has hired Mark DeLeone as #DaBears inside linebackers coach.
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Pagano added long-time confidant Ted Monachino. The two worked together in Baltimore and Indianapolis. Monachino was set to become the Defensive Coordinator of the Kansas State Wildcats before Chicago called. Instead, he carries the title of Senior Defensive Assistant/Outside Linebackers Coach.
The team also added Defensive Backs, Coach DeShea Townsend. He spent last season mentoring rising star Landon Collins and the Giants secondary. He has prior stints with the Titans, Mississippi State, and the Cardinals. This will be his sixth season coaching defensive backs following a 13-year NFL playing career.
Pagano and his staff have plenty of toys to share as the off-season preparations begin. They will add new wrinkles to this already ferocious Bear defense. Windy City fans have to be excited with the rhetoric following a meteoric rise to the top of the NFC North in 2018.
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Until then, stay thirsty and Bear Down! JT out.