The Bears announced via press release Tuesday night that Mike DeBord has been hired to coach the team’s tight ends.
DeBord served as assistant line coach in Seattle two seasons ago before being promoted to full-time tight ends coach last year. He was released along with nearly all of Jim Mora’s staff when Pete Carroll took over.
In Chicago, DeBord will spend most of his time teaching Bears tight ends to block. New offensive coordinator Mike Martz has next to no history of using tight ends in the passing game.
DeBord’s biggest project will be Greg Olsen, who has been a catch-first, block-later tight end since entering the league in 2007.