The Chicago Bears are going through head coaching candidates like there is no tomorrow now that they have finally decided to end the Lovie Smith era.
Two of the guys they want to take a look at, according to reports, are currently employed by the Minnesota Vikings. Assistant Head Linebackers Consultant (or something) Mike Singletary and Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer are now on the list to be interviewed in their exhaustive search.
While Singletary possesses a storied history in Chicago and some actually head coaching experience, Priefer is the intriguing name to take note of. He is certainly a top notch coach and has turned the Vikings special teams into a premier unit during his stay in Minnesota, with reports that he hand-picked kicker Blair Walsh prior to April’s Draft, and Chicago certainly places a high value on special teams.
I was starting to feel offended, although pleasantly at peace, with the fact that no Vikings assistants were being considered for any of the current vacancies throughout the league.
Now we have a little bit of drama to monitor as other teams decide whether or not to scavenge ours.