When the Denver Broncos hired Vic Fangio is their head coach, there were a lot of speculations as to who would be the next defensive coordinator for the Bears. Everyone thought that the Bears would take a couple of weeks to come up with a replacement, but the Bears were quick on their feet.
The Bears brings in Chuck Pagano
Vic Fangio was hired this Wednesday by the Broncos and it just took The Bears a couple of days to announce their new defensive coordinator, Chuck Pagano.
The official news was announced by the head coach Matt Nagy who said that the entire team is pretty excited to see someone with so much experience as their new coordinator.
[blockquote footer=” Matt said.”]He is a man of high character and has a passion for the game that will no doubt add to the culture we have already started building at Halas Hall.[/blockquote]
An Impressive Record of Pagano
The 58-year-old Chuck Pagano served as the head coach of Indianapolis Colts for 6 years from 2012-17. He trained No. 1 overall pick Andrew Luck in the 2013 Colts Squad.
Pagano has served as a secondary coach and the defensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens from 2008-11. Baltimore stood on top in the DVOA under his reign.
However, Pagano couldn’t maintain the same DVOA with the Colts as they got the best rank of 13th during his reign.
Chuck is one of the most respected coaches of the fame. His former players have always said that Chuck treats the players like his family, he cares for them, vouch for them and make sure he is there with them in their difficult times.
Cory Redding has once said that Chuck treats the players like his sons. He knows what are the strengths and weakness of his players and he works with them accordingly.
It would be exciting to see what changes would this new defensive coordinator brings to The Bears.