With Pete Carroll involved in G.M. interviews, it’s fair to wonder if he’s the one voice that matters in Seattle.
A similar dynamic may be playing out in Chicago, but the voice belongs to a player.
Bears G.M. Jerry Angelo confirmed that Jay Cutler is a key part of the interview process as the Bears search for an offensive coordinator.
“We’ve involved Jay, and we’d like to have him meet with [all] the
candidates,” Angelo said. “He understands the whole process, and he
knows we want him involved. This is not the first time we’ve involved a
player. This isn’t new to us.”
Cutler flew in town to meet with Ken Zampese and is expected to offer his thoughts on other candidates. Cutler was reportedly disappointed the team couldn’t snare his old coach Jeremy Bates.
We’ve got mixed feelings here. The ability to work with Cutler and play to his strengths is one of the biggest components of the Bears job.
But if Cutler truly has sway in who gets the gig, it sounds like the inmates are running the asylum.