Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements will have to turn his attention away from the 49ers for a little bit on Thursday.
Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com reports that Clements is going to interview with the Bears for their head coaching job before the Packers head out to San Francisco for Saturday night’s game against the 49ers. Clements had been the Packers’ quarterbacks coach for six years before getting bumped up after Joe Philbin left for Miami, a period that’s seen the Bears lose nine of their 14 matchups with the Packers.
Clements won’t be the only candidate slipping away from playoff prep to talk to Bears General Manager Phil Emery. The Bears are slated to interview Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison on Friday and Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on Saturday before each of those men coach their teams in the Divisional Round. Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is slated for Sunday.
As you’ve likely surmised, it’s a list heavy on the offensive minds. No wonder quarterback Jay Cutler is so excited about the way the coaching search is unfolding.