Bears show interest in adding Duce Staley to coaching staff

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Eagles assistant head coach and running backs coach Duce Staley was passed over after interviewing for Philadelphia’s head-coaching job, and now another team is interested in getting Staley to jump ship.

The Bears have interest in adding Staley to their staff, according to Adam Jahns of TheAthletic.com.

Chicago has not yet interviewed Staley and would need the Eagles’ permission to do so. Teams don’t have to let assistant coaches leave, although in Staley’s case if he wants to leave, it would be awkward for the Eagles to force him to stay after he was passed over for the head-coaching job.

Staley has been on the Eagles’ staff in various capacities for 10 years, including two years working alongside Bears head coach Matt Nagy. Staley also played for the Eagles from 1997 to 2003.

14 responses to “Bears show interest in adding Duce Staley to coaching staff

  1. He’s an all time great Eagle and a class act but I don’t blame him for looking elsewhere. This isn’t the first time he’s been passed over for a promotion.

  2. as long as he not a head coach…he didn’t call plays so therefore he’s unqualified, right pft comment section?

  3. Maybe a little awkward at 1st but not unheard of. It would be more awkward if Staley was a top HC candidate and got passed over. I may he mistaken but I dont remember seeing his name pop up in any other head coaching searches.

  4. There will be another 6 months of this silliness about the Bears coaching staff when the real issue is with players on the field. Shortcomings at QB, wide receiver, OL, and linebacker won’t be fixed with changes on the coaching staff.

  5. onlyconservativeopinionsallowedhere says:

    January 23, 2021 at 6:44 am

    as long as he not a head coach…he didn’t call plays so therefore he’s unqualified, right pft comment section?

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    No one is saying that someone who doesnt call plays is unqualified but if whats being championed about why your such a great head coach candidate is the success of your offense and your not the 1 making the calls you can only get so much credit especially since the people making head coaching decisions have more information than the media or fans about the coaches exact roles during the week as well as what they say when being interviewed

  6. Why not make him OC. Certainly can’t be worse than Nagy who is a good head coach, terrible OC.

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