Bears request interview with Todd Bowles

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Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has another team interested in his head coaching services.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Bears have requested an interview with Bowles for the vacancy they created by firing Matt Nagy on Monday.

The Bears are the second team to reach out about interviewing Bowles, who spent four seasons as the Jets’ head coach before moving to Tampa for the last three years. The Jaguars interviewed him last week.

Chicago’s list of candidates is still taking shape. Word on Monday night was that Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier are also candidates and the team is running a concurrent search for a new General Manager. Bears chairman George McCaskey said on Monday that they’d ideally hire a G.M. first, but nothing is set in stone.

9 responses to “Bears request interview with Todd Bowles

  1. What’s the appeal of Bowles? He was given four years with the Jets and went 24-40. He won 14 games his final three years there. They were awful.

  2. The team doesn’t have an identity any more. Management/ownership is lost. Sell the team. Please.

  3. “He won 14 games his final three years there. They were awful.”

    The Jets won 13 games in the following three seasons. They’re still awful.

  4. Bowles is a very good defensive coordinator,and that’s it. If the Bears want to succeed bring in a strong HEAD COACH Harbaugh fits the bill.

  5. The first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Bucs is not their unstoppable defense.

  6. Bothered by all the requests for interviews with coaches before a GM is hired. They’re running off all the strong GM candidates by doing this – if you’re truly hiring someone to run the football operation then hire that person and let them run it with their choices. The McCaskey/Phillips brain trust has already proven they are not good at this.

  7. George may be a dim bulb whose only pre-requisite to be head of an NFL team is that his mom thinks he’s doing a good job, but even he wouldn’t hire a HC before GM, would he ?

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