Bears announce three staff promotions

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The Bears announced three promotions within their coaching staff.

Deshea Townsend, hired Jan. 18, now will carry the title of secondary coach. Sean Desai and Bill Shuey earned promotions from defensive quality control coaches to safeties coach and defensive pass analyst/assistant linebackers coach, respectively.

Townsend spent 2018 as an assistant defensive backs coach for the Giants. He previously coached with the Titans (secondary, 2016-17), Mississippi State (cornerbacks, 2013-15) and Cardinals (assistant defensive backs coach, 2011-12).

Desai, who has more than a decade coaching, enters his seventh season with the Bears in 2019 after serving in a quality control role the past six years. As a quality control assistant, Desai worked with the Bears’ defensive backs and linebackers while also assisting the special teams coaches.

Shuey enters his second season with the Bears. He spent six seasons at Widener (2014-17) and West Chester (2012-13) Universities and 10 seasons with the Eagles, including three as the team’s linebackers coach.

5 responses to “Bears announce three staff promotions

  1. Defensive pass analyst

    Is this a new coaching position that Pagano created?🤔

    Yeah, that defense won’t slip a bit from Fangio to Pagano.

    “Totally seamless transition.” Will be exactly the same and have same success as Fangios D.😃

  2. Who cares.
    The Big Bad Bears had their one little run and we all know how that ended. Double Doink!!!
    Their time at the top was as limited as Sharon Rodgers and the Packers.
    Next year will be different. The Vikes are building a coaching staff that will be the envy of the league.
    An all star staff that includes real names.
    Not just wasting time by rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, or finding some Chump that had a cup of coffee with Sean McVay.

  3. PurpleReign77 says:
    February 8, 2019 at 5:17 pm
    Who cares.
    The Big Bad Bears had their one little run and we all know how that ended. Double Doink!!!
    Their time at the top was as limited as Sharon Rodgers and the Packers.
    Next year will be different. The Vikes are building a coaching staff that will be the envy of the league.
    An all star staff that includes real names.
    Not just wasting time by rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, or finding some Chump that had a cup of coffee with Sean McVay.
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    Vikings’ fans love to talk and talk. We all know how that’s turned out over the years. The Vikings were supposed to dominate this year and couldn’t even make the playoffs, blowing the last game to the aforementioned Bears.

    Now, they’ve panicked and created a potential coaching nightmare with having two coaching factions (Kubiak’s group and Zimmer’s group). The “two chiefs” system typically doesn’t work too well. Do you really think that Kubiak’s guys are suddenly going to become Zimmer loyalists? Do you think Kubiak’s guys are all Zimmer’s staff choices? There’s a reason why coached like to bring their guys with them and populate their staff with their selections.

    Looks to me like the Vikings’ have made Zimmer a toothless head coach by installing the Kubiak family and his buddies while not signing Zimmer to an extension. I’m sure Zimmer is thrilled and walking into work with a smile on his face every day. Having several strong personalities in high positions often results in conflict- and instead of integrating Kubiak into Zimmer’s group, the Vikings have let Kubiak bring his own guys in.

  4. freefromwhatyouare says:
    February 8, 2019 at 5:04 pm
    Defensive pass analyst
    Is this a new coaching position that Pagano created?🤔
    Yeah, that defense won’t slip a bit from Fangio to Pagano.
    “Totally seamless transition.” Will be exactly the same and have same success as Fangios D.😃
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    Wouldn’t be at all surprised to see the Bears’ defense drop a bit under Pagano. Wouldn’t have been surprised to see it drop a bit if Fangio was still there as well. If you follow the game at all, it’s pretty hard to sustain things from year-to-year, even with the same coaches.

    But the real fun is going to be watching how well Rodgers interacts with LaFleur, and how much Rodgers will listen to an inexperienced head coach.

    I don’t know what a defensive pass analyst does. I do know that coaches and teams are always developing new schemes and trying to innovate and find niches that can be addressed. While this may seem odd to the casual fan, the smarter fan realizes this. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes coaches on other teams are already doing the same things without having that title. It’s barely worth commenting on.

  5. Frank, these are the same idiots doubting the Bears all last season, every single game they would make stupid comments. I could see problems with losing personnel, maybe if Mack or Roquan or Jackson wasn’t returning. The 53 is not changing much and these imbeciles know it which is why they post stupidity on here. The Bears are going to be dominating the division for the next three years with their roster. Ignore the turds that don’t have anything better to say then non-sense cause their team is failing right now.

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