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Bears promote Dowell Loggains to offensive coordinator

NASHVILLE, TN - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Dowell Loggains of the Tennessee Titans poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)

The Bears are striving for continuity on offense, and toward that end they’ve promoted quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains to offensive coordinator.

That move has been expected since it became clear that last year’s offensive coordinator, Adam Gase, was likely to leave for a head-coaching opportunity. Gase was named head coach of the Dolphins on Saturday.

The 35-year-old Loggains has spent one year on the Bears’ staff, and in that year Jay Cutler had a career-high passer rating. The Bears have indicated that they plan to build their offense around Cutler next season.Prior to working for the Bears, Loggains spent one year as quarterbacks coach for the Browns and six years as an assistant for the Titans, including two seasons as offensive coordinator.

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19 Responses to “Bears promote Dowell Loggains to offensive coordinator”
  1. snakeplizkn says: Jan 11, 2016 5:35 PM

    Nathan Lane coaches football?

  2. udkidd says: Jan 11, 2016 5:36 PM

    Smart move. Cutler had arguably his best year.

  3. ionlyrootforthewinningteam says: Jan 11, 2016 5:37 PM

    The reason for Cutler’s improvements (holding the ball higher and evasiveness in the pocket, which lead to less turnovers for Jay) was because of the this guy, not Gase. Jay will have some consistency with Loggains, this is exactly what I was hoping for.

  4. udkidd says: Jan 11, 2016 5:40 PM

    Last amount of picks that is.

  5. bucsorbust says: Jan 11, 2016 5:44 PM

    Seriously? This guy’s resume is built on one year with a failing team in Cleveland and entry position for six years at the Titans…so his claim to fame is Jay Cutler….mediocre and “me me me” at best….and he’s the new OC?

    Chicago must have a head coach blood lust.

  6. istateyourname says: Jan 11, 2016 5:51 PM

    I remember when he banged his head on that diving board that one time. Man, that looked like that hurt..,

  7. conormacleod says: Jan 11, 2016 5:56 PM

    Oh brother……here we go again. Cutler’s passer rating was 4 points higher than 2014 and 3 points higher than 2013 and now this guy is the savior for continuity’s sake.

  8. jimmybrock says: Jan 11, 2016 5:57 PM

    Loggains was fired by the Browns after leaking the illogical conversation that led to drafting Johnny Manzeil.

  9. headonaswivel says: Jan 11, 2016 6:07 PM

    The guy is like 5’3″ or something, when he was with the Titans we had a nickname for him; Bilbo Lowgains. I’m sure you can figure out the last name. Let’s just say we’re happy he’s gone. Sorry Chicago.

  10. isuhuskie says: Jan 11, 2016 6:12 PM

    His passer ratings were higher, but he had AJ for only 9 games, he had his #3 WR (Royal) for 9 games. Didn’t have #1 pick Kevin White at all. Forte missed time and Bennett missed 5 games. Given the lack of depth at that position, the fact he put up semi-respectable numbers – what do you want them to do – start over, again?

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    Oh brother……here we go again. Cutler’s passer rating was 4 points higher than 2014 and 3 points higher than 2013 and now this guy is the savior for continuity’s sake.

  11. bassplucker says: Jan 11, 2016 6:45 PM

    If he can somehow figure out how to keep the Bears top 3 WRs healthy, his odds of success will go up a lot. That being said this was the move I was hoping for. The work he did with Cutler can’t be overllooked and that was with a subpar OL and a severe lack of weapons in the air game all year long. Curious to see what he can do with some better players on the OL and a full complement of healthy pass catchers.

  12. spiffybiff says: Jan 11, 2016 6:55 PM

    The Bears and their fans deserve all the mediocrity they get because after 8 years of cutler you still can’t see what is right in front of you. Yes, you start over. It’s called growing a pair and making q commitment to winning, not hoping for a wild card berth

  13. brownsfandrinkingmakersmark says: Jan 11, 2016 7:04 PM

    He’ll always be the guy who told an Arkansas radio station that Johnny texted him and said “come get me and we can wreck this league!”

    That’s when Dowell showed the text around and the owner…er uh… I mean GM jumped up to draft Johnny who was probably the 4th QB on the Browns’ board.

  14. contender21open says: Jan 11, 2016 7:05 PM

    But, but, I thought Adam Gase wanted all the credit for Jay Cutler’s great year. Hmmm…

  15. ionlyrootforthewinningteam says: Jan 11, 2016 7:46 PM

    Look at all the teams in the playoffs right now. The common theme is good D. Even the teams that lost this weekend had good defenses. I’m so tired of people who can’t see past the QB position because they don’t understand the game yet they feel entitled to air their opinion as if they know what they’re talking about. The Vikings won the division and should have beat Seattle with Teddy and AJ McCarron should have a playoff win too. The Bears committed to Rex Grossman and got to the Superbowl because of an awesome defense. Who in their right mind would take Grossman over Jay?

    Jay is the best available option for the Bears and the ignorant comments about Jay are old and dragged out.

  16. isuhuskie says: Jan 11, 2016 8:26 PM

    The Bears and their fans deserve all the mediocrity they get because after 8 years of cutler you still can’t see what is right in front of you. Yes, you start over. It’s called growing a pair and making q commitment to winning, not hoping for a wild card berth
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    What does growing a pair have to do with any of this? Can you throw out a couple more meaningless cliches?

    Fox is the coach – unless you plan on firing him, he’s not going to go full tank on a season and there are no sure things in the QB class. Fox will find a way to win at least 3 or 4 games – so there is not going to be Top 1 or 2 pick as long as he is the coach. Where are you getting this magical QB to turn things around? There are a lot of teams that seem to be looking for one still – didn’t know you could just go get one that easily.

    Cutler had an okay season.

  17. Florio Believer says: Jan 12, 2016 10:26 AM

    Yea, you’re a Bucs fan, that’s too bad for you….keep your dumb comments to the Bucs!

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    bucsorbust says:
    Jan 11, 2016 5:44 PM
    Seriously? This guy’s resume is built on one year with a failing team in Cleveland and entry position for six years at the Titans…so his claim to fame is Jay Cutler….mediocre and “me me me” at best….and he’s the new OC?

    Chicago must have a head coach blood lust.

  18. iowahbr says: Jan 12, 2016 11:20 AM

    Not sure if I will be able to handle 6 months of Cutler “good or bad” debates on the Bears site when there are so many more critical Bears issues to talk about.

  19. billmiller1991 says: Jan 12, 2016 5:25 PM

    headonaswivel says:
    Jan 11, 2016 6:07 PM

    The guy is like 5’3″ or something, when he was with the Titans we had a nickname for him; Bilbo Lowgains. I’m sure you can figure out the last name. Let’s just say we’re happy he’s gone. Sorry Chicago.

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    Hasn’t the Titans organization set the standard for incompetence, including no playoffs since 2008 and only 1 winning record (9-7 in 2011) in seven years, with a grand total 5 wins in the last two years? Have fun making up derogatory nicknames about people while you own in the bottom quartile of the league. I think John Fox’s record of hiring and promoting coaches speaks for itself.

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