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Bears ask for permission to interview Mike McCoy

Denver Broncos Manning is congratulated by Fox and McCoy in their NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Denver Reuters

The Bears have already started their list, and they’re starting on offense.

According to FOX’s Jay Glazer, the Bears have asked for permission to interview Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

The 40-year-old McCoy has experience in multiple systems, from his days as a West Coast offense quarterback to helping make the Tim Tebow experiment work in Denver.

Tapping into quarterback Jay Cutler is clearly a priority, and McCoy has the kind of background to prove he can adjust on the fly, and make the most of a variety of quarterbacks. A proven commodity such as Cutler, with a reliable deep threat in Brandon Marshall is a good place to start.

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  1. rickrock6661982 says: Dec 31, 2012 11:36 AM

    Tebowmania to Chicago!!!

  2. blackandbluedivision says: Dec 31, 2012 11:36 AM

    How is he with Offensive lines? That’s all I care about.

  3. fuglyflorio says: Dec 31, 2012 11:36 AM

    This is the problem with a bye week. He should be concentrating on the upcoming game … not polishing up his resume’ and doing interviews. It’s just stupid how the NFL allows this.

  4. 49erstim says: Dec 31, 2012 11:37 AM

    If your resume includes “Made sure Tim Tebow could stand behind Center…and get us to the PLAYOFFS” you should have your pick of ANY open coaching assignment. In my opinion he should take this week and interview for them ALL.

  5. tatvin says: Dec 31, 2012 11:37 AM

    As a Denver Bronco fan Im okay with McCoy leaving…we have PFM who runs the offense anyways …..just dont touch DELRIO!!!

  6. walker615 says: Dec 31, 2012 11:39 AM

    First of all, referring to Marshall as a “deep threat” is odd.

    Anyway, as a broncos fan (and cutler apologist) I think this would be a great move. Cutler was a pro bowl QB in his last season under a competent offensive coach.

  7. green41563 says: Dec 31, 2012 11:39 AM

    McCoy: OK, I’d like to thank everyone for coming to today’s press conference. Needless to say, I’m overjoyed to be the newest head coach of the Chicago Bears.

    Reporter: Mike, the team has struggled on offense for a while now. What changes to do you plan to make?

    McCoy: Well, I’ve watched the Bears a lot on tape, and it always occurred to me that they’re not using their Peyton Manning right. He’s on the bench when he should be playing. As soon as we get that straightened out, we’ll be fine.

    Reporter: But the Bears don’t have a Peyton Manning.

    McCoy: They don’t?! Well, uh, I think I have to talk this over with my wife. Erm, can we take a short break?

  8. 70huskers says: Dec 31, 2012 11:42 AM

    Hate to see Lovie go, he won’t be unemployed long!! Thanks for always being a class act, and good luck!

  9. comeonnowguys says: Dec 31, 2012 11:43 AM

    Yeah, I think there is an upgrade out there. The defense is getting old together and fast, and they’re about to fall of the performance cliff.

    The upward trend in talent is on offense with Marshall/Jeffery, Forte/Bush and, yes haters, Cutler.

    As defense/personal safety gets more and more regulated (That b.s. call against Major Wright?), it’s time to go offense.

    Get Devin Hester off that team, and bring in some lineman.

    And a TE that doesn’t fall down if he does anything but run forward.

  10. justbhouse2 says: Dec 31, 2012 11:43 AM

    As long as the Bears don’t hire a coach with a background in defense, it will be a step forward

  11. rmcintyre003 says: Dec 31, 2012 11:44 AM

    wasnt he already coaching cutler when he was with denver before the bears or was he not with the broncos then,,, please finish the dang reporting

  12. Gordon says: Dec 31, 2012 11:46 AM

    This is a good start. But for the love of God, no retreads please. No Cowher, Gruden or Reid.

  13. KIR says: Dec 31, 2012 11:48 AM

    Cutler is a coach killer! Shannahan now Lovie. The Bears won’t make the playoffs for the next FIVE years.

  14. bbking0420 says: Dec 31, 2012 11:50 AM

    How about asking to speak with Bill Cowher or Jon Gruden,,,yeah Peyton Manning is Peyton Manning he would be putting up big numbers in Denver even if I was calling all his plays,,he is just that good!!!! Now is the time to bring in that passionate and fiery head coach.The Bears are a hard hitting team who needs a smash mouth in your face kind if coach!!! Go Bears!!!

  15. bengalsucker says: Dec 31, 2012 11:51 AM

    Coaches for teams in the playoffs should not be allowed to interview for any jobs until their season is over with. Not fair to the team who made it to the playoffs to have their coach not fully immersed in their game plan 100%. Shouldn’t have these kinds of distractions at all.

  16. rickrock6661982 says: Dec 31, 2012 11:53 AM

    Chicago is better off hiring Peyton Manning as their coach

  17. rickrock6661982 says: Dec 31, 2012 11:59 AM

    I know there is a lot of bad blood between the Bears and Rod Marinelli.

    But it’s time to put the past aside and wrestle the NFL together as one.

    Dynasty in the making if it happens.

  18. KIR says: Dec 31, 2012 12:00 PM

    See Cubs and Dusty Baker. They’ve been horrible every since

  19. dfeltz says: Dec 31, 2012 12:02 PM

    I don’t mind Lovie, the guy certainly made the Bears better, and have left them in a better spot than how he took over. Unless you can get Bill Belichick, I don’t see how the Bears are going to be any real threat in the near future.

  20. metalhead65 says: Dec 31, 2012 12:10 PM

    wait I thought peyton was the o.c. of the broncos? he would get killed playing behind the bears line!

  21. jutts says: Dec 31, 2012 12:11 PM

    Nine years is a long time in this buisness. expecially when you are expected to make the playoffs.. Lovie is a good man, of that there is not a doubt in my mind, but this is a production based buisness as fickle as it may be… Lovie will be on the sidelines somewhere. Just a shame that he failed to bring in quality assistants. Not to be meniont being handcuffed with Jerry Angelo for eight years……
    Cutler will be fine. And if he is not? Tough Nuts.

  22. 25cuts says: Dec 31, 2012 12:12 PM

    Hoping he’d be on eagles list too. He’s a good coach. If bears get him fans should be happy. Good luck

  23. seabronco says: Dec 31, 2012 12:13 PM

    We will sacrifice McCoy if everyone leaves Del Rio alone!

  24. heygfy says: Dec 31, 2012 12:14 PM

    McCoy is a great candidate, good approach by Bears.

  25. chb74 says: Dec 31, 2012 12:14 PM

    I actually think that what McCoy managed to do last year with the Tim Tebow-helmed 8-8 Broncos is much more impressive than what he accomplished with this year’s 13-3 squad. Peyton Manning can make nearly any coach look good and, by all accounts, is as much a coach as a player anyway at this point in his career. But to design an offense for Tim “I’m a QB who can’t actually read defenses or throw the ball” Tebow look good is a genuinely impressive achievement. I wish him luck.

  26. voiceofsweetness says: Dec 31, 2012 12:19 PM

    ANY way we can keep Marineli and Taub is all I want to know. Everyone else can go.

  27. rextraordinaire says: Dec 31, 2012 12:24 PM

    McCoy is the anti-Mike Martz. While Martz tried to fit the players to his system, McCoy designs a system around the players year round instead of trying to fit everyone into one mold. He had 3 pretty different schemes with Orton, Tebow and Manning, and was able to get the best out of all 3.

  28. shootscuz says: Dec 31, 2012 12:28 PM

    Take Mike but leave Jack on the Broncos please. I wouldn’t mind seeing Norv Turner replace Mike.

  29. grantlee11 says: Dec 31, 2012 12:43 PM

    Take it from a jags fan. nobody should touch del Rio as a head coach. D coordinator? Yes. Horrible head coach though.

  30. tonyc920 says: Dec 31, 2012 12:49 PM

    fuglyflorio says:Dec 31, 2012 11:36 AM

    This is the problem with a bye week. He should be concentrating on the upcoming game … not polishing up his resume’ and doing interviews. It’s just stupid how the NFL allows this.
    ———————————————————

    I agree 100%. The NFL should mandate that teams looking for candidates have zero / zip / nahda, contact with any personnel on a team still competing in the regular season or the playoffs. It’s too distracting for any team when they are most likely at a very important time that needs 100% focus. I know for a fact that was a problem in GB last year.

  31. larryboodry says: Dec 31, 2012 12:50 PM

    walker615 says: Dec 31, 2012 11:39 AM

    “First of all, referring to Marshall as a “deep threat” is odd. ”

    I agreed with your post except for that opening statement…Marshall was a deep threat, finishing behind only Calvin Johnson (in the NFC) in receptions and yards this season, and with more TDs.

  32. 1oldpro says: Dec 31, 2012 1:01 PM

    Peyton is their OC anyway.

  33. Savoir-Faire says: Dec 31, 2012 1:01 PM

    Mccoy cant coaching a passing attack to save his life

    The Broncos passing attack in 2010 with Josh McDaniel calling the plays was top ten .

    Mccoy took over when McDaniels was HORRIBLE he didnt adjust anything they went full bore boring Delhomme passing attack and tanked Orton and then went full run mode with Tebow because he couldnt pass at all.

    Peyton is running his own offense Mccoy wont last 2 season in chicago if hired

  34. Savoir-Faire says: Dec 31, 2012 1:04 PM

    Cutler was a pro bowl qb under a competent offensive coach ?

    How easy is it to ignore that in that same pro bowl year the broncos failed to make the playoffs after a late season collapse the second in as many years

    Doesnt that sound familiar ?

  35. bunjy96 says: Dec 31, 2012 1:08 PM

    Why would the Bears even consider Jon Gruden?

    Maybe they meant Jay Gruden.

  36. larryboodry says: Dec 31, 2012 1:39 PM

    Savoir-Faire says: Dec 31, 2012 1:04 PM

    “Cutler was a pro bowl qb under a competent offensive coach ?

    How easy is it to ignore that in that same pro bowl year the broncos failed to make the playoffs after a late season collapse the second in as many years

    Doesnt that sound familiar ?”

    Only on the surface…Denver’s collapses weren’t on Cutler, they were on the lousy Broncos defense…And last year’s Bears team folded under Caleb Hanie, not Cutler…This year, the Bears simply choked down the stretch, in spite of Cutler and Marshall, not because of them.

  37. furious76 says: Dec 31, 2012 1:43 PM

    McCoy has done well with the talent he had every year since McD left. It takes time to rebuild and McCoy has done great things with Tebow and now he and Manning have come up with a system that is dominating.

    Sure Manning is the key to the system, but Manning stated early in the season that McCoy had ideas to discuss he had not seen before and that have helped the team.

    From a Broncos fan point of view, I hope someone else gets the job in CHI. McCoy has been great for DEN and I would like to see him in DEN for the duration of the Manning years.

  38. soundsofsuccess7 says: Dec 31, 2012 2:40 PM

    McCoy’s offensive playcalling strategy- run, run, chuck, punt.

  39. 3sweetness4 says: Dec 31, 2012 2:47 PM

    …hopefully they interview some more candidates.

  40. drumsomeone says: Dec 31, 2012 3:02 PM

    Jay Cutler will still be a punk!

  41. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Dec 31, 2012 7:00 PM

    McCoy made an NFL QB out of Tebow but the question is could he make a human being out of Cutler?

    If so, McCoy for president!

  42. seachicken64 says: Dec 31, 2012 7:22 PM

    @Savoir-Faire

    You can’t English to save your life. Makes just about as much sense.

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