Report: Bears expected to retain Vic Fangio

AP

New Bears coach Matt Nagy has been able to add even more experience to his coaching staff.

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears are expected to retain defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

That’s a significant pickup for a first-time coach like Nagy, allowing an accomplished veteran assistant to run the other side of the ball (in the same way Sean McVay hiring Wade Phillips yielded big results).

Fangio’s contract expired and had some interest from other teams. He interviewed for the head coaching job, but they were intent on putting an offensive-minded head coach in place.

12 responses to “Report: Bears expected to retain Vic Fangio

  1. Glad Fangio will be back, Assistant Head Coach & DC title, keep Nagy out of the D room, and let Fangio run it = certain chemistry = playoff potential

  2. This is solid, but keep in mind there must have been some agreement to spend either FA or high draft picks on defensive pickups. This means the hits on offense must be solid since they won’t be able to dump their load on offense like some fans want. I can promise you they had to give some component of promise to continue to build that defense. None-the-less this is a great move and an accomplishment by Nagy and Pace.

  3. Super Bears….Super Bowl!!! All kidding aside, this hire is just what was needed to finish out a strong week by the Bears. I know the only thing that will matter are the W’s and L’s, but I like the direction things are heading. Now let’s go spend some $ in FA for some WR’s, and refine the O-Line and secondary in the draft.

  4. Sounds good. Now replace the conditioning and training staff so that Fangio doesn’t have half his starters out on IR by midseason again.

  5. folks saying that the defense needs so and so. Really the defense was a great surprise. If you look the Bears defense was around #10 and the offense was like 30th. This is great news and this team will be on the upswing

  6. Nothing better than bears fans optimism in January… can’t wait to turn on the radio when they are 3-5 and here Kap talk about how this is a playoff team and all the other Chicago idiots get all jacked up before a 5 game slide!!

  7. clq1089 says:
    January 12, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Nothing better than bears fans optimism in January… can’t wait to turn on the radio when they are 3-5 and here Kap talk about how this is a playoff team and all the other Chicago idiots get all jacked up before a 5 game slide!!

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    You stating you turn on the radio and listen Kap is the reason why you’re entire rant above proves you know absolutely nothing about Bears fans or the organization for that matter.

  8. This move is STRONG was a top 10 defense with the injuries and the position a poor offense put them in!! Let Vic do his thing with the Defs and the new guys concentrate on and developing the offensive side of the ball. Could see an uptick to about .500 this coming year! Not blind, still need some talent to work with but I believe the Bears will have one of the stronger coaching staffs and that is a great start! Perhaps the playoff drought ends in 2020…got to have vision 🙂

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