It was believed that new Bears coach Marc Trestman would keep Jeremy Bates, the quarterbacks coach whose strong relationship with Jay Cutler commenced when they were together in Denver.
But the Bears have now announced that Bates is out.
It’s the first tangible action taken by the Bears with which Cutler possibly will take issue. And he possibly won’t resist speaking his mind about it.
The Bears also announced that offensive coordinator Mike Tice, linebackers coach Bob Babich, tight ends coach Mike DeBord, receivers coach Darryl Drake, offensive line coach Tim Holt, running backs coach Tim Spencer, and defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli will not return.