Bears part ways with Aaron Kromer

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In addition to looking for a new head coach and General Manager, the Bears will need a new offensive coordinator, too.

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, and via ESPNChicago.com’s Jeff Dickerson, the Bears have parted ways with Aaron Kromer.

Kromer’s job security had been speculated upon after he was revealed to have been a source for an NFL Media report critical of quarterback Jay Cutler. He apologized for his actions and kept his job for the final three games of the season.

However, with head coach Marc Trestman departing after a disastrous 5-11 season, it’s very likely the Bears will have a majority of new assistant coaches in 2015.

Kromer was an offensive assistant for five seasons with New Orleans before joining Chicago in 2013.

28 responses to “Bears part ways with Aaron Kromer

  1. The next article better say “Mel Tucker gets the boot”. How he had a job after week 1 is beyond me. Quite possibly one of the worst DC I’ve ever seen.

  2. Duh with the HC gone. Although I hope the ownership isn’t pulling some mess and the guy who lead the worst defense in team history, two years straight, isn’t staying or being promoted to HC.

  3. Those public comments about Cutler just became a much bigger story now that Kromer needs a job. The question of why he did it becomes a hot topic as well. Did he do it on his own? Was it Trestman that encouraged him to do it as a way to light a fire, etc? I would have a hard time hiring this guy to be on my teams coaching staff, for fear he would go running to the press and airing out dirty laundry rather than keeping things in house

  4. The fact that Mel Tucker hasn’t been announced yet is starting to concern me. He is a lot more responsible for Emery and Trestman being on the street today than Kromer was.

  5. he deserves his firing more than any coach and if i were a pro team, i would never hire him again. it’s one thing to be bad at your job, but it’s one thing to throw your team under the bus via TMZ. if i were a pro team, i wouldn’t even look his way for any coaching job.

  6. Isn’t it a given that a new HC would want to choose his coordinators? Why is this even a question? And if the Bears are actually intending to force a new HC to keep any of the previous staff, that would be a very bad sign. No coach worth having would agree to that.

  7. Isn’t it a given that a new HC would want to choose his coordinators? Why is this even a question? And if the Bears are actually intending to force a new HC to keep any of the previous staff, that would be a very bad sign. No coach worth having would agree to that.
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    And yet, this is exactly what the Bears did with Trestman. Not to make excuses for him, but Tucker and deCamillas were Emery’s hires – not Trestman’s. The fact that they have both proven to be absolutely inept at their jobs only drove more nails in Emery’s coffin but unfortunately for Trestman, he got caught up in the consequences too.

    The biggest shame in all of this is that for a lot of these guys getting fired by the Bears today, they are leaving with their careers ruined or at best badly damaged because there was no competent football mind above the GM level to put the right combination of people together in a logical sequence to begin with. Emery, Trestman, and all of the coordinators were put in positions of responsibility above their capacity and now I’m sure a lot of them wish they would have just stayed where they were previously because they would have been a lot more successful and happier there today. And in the process, the few talented players the Bears do have, have wasted a year of their careers and the fans have wasted a season.

  8. Mel Tucker will be the first interview for the bears head coaching position. That is to satisfy the Rooney Rule.

    All of Packers nation hopes he gets the job too.

  9. I’m pretty sure if the GM and head coach are booted it goes without saying so are the asst coaches. Why would the Bears fire everyone and make the new GM and new head coach keep Tucker.

  10. The talent of the Bears was not used properly.
    But worse than that, the players spirit was broken.

    It will take time to find the right people to put spirit into Bear football.

    This could be a multi-year project.

    Nothing is more shameful than going downhill all season until losing to purple slimers.

  11. The talent of the Bears was not used properly.
    But worse than that, the players spirit was broken.
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    And that is what was so weird and especially disheartening for Bears fans this year. Any realistic Bears fan knows our roster is miles behind the Packers and Lions in terms of talent. We have too many old guys who are too slow or injury prone or just no longer give a damn, and quite a few young guys who have some physical ability but show no evidence of instincts or football intelligence whatsoever – and hardly anything in between. The core of talent this team can be re-built around is 3 or maybe 4 starters on each side of the ball and that is it.

    But this year, even the guys who did have the ability and experience to play at a reasonably high level, more often than not just didn’t show up. I’ve watched pro football for over 30 years now and have never seen anything like it. It was like they literally did not know how to play football. Pop Warner teams play with better fundamentals and focus than these multimillionaires did this year. I don’t know if Angelo and Emery just managed to collect all of the worst head cases in the league on to one roster, or if there was so much negative leadership going on that it clouded everything else, or pure incompetence by the coaches, or what. Probably all of the above. The GM and coaches are already shipping out, and after the new guys start looking at game film from this year I suspect quite a few players will be getting their walking papers as well.

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