When Phil Emery said nobody was excluded from his coaching search, he wasn’t lying.
Emery has been making the rounds interviewing head coach candidates and the tally of interviews conducted/scheduled has approached 13.
Among those that have been recently reported is former Bear Mike Singletary. Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune speculates the choice to interview Singletary wasn’t Emery’s choice, but upper management.
The former Bears hall of fame linebacker previously coached the 49ers and finished with a record of 18-22 in a span of three seasons. He’s infamous for high intensity on the sidelines, his run-ins with Vernon Davis, and dropping his pants to make a point during a halftime speech.
In other words, he is the anti-Lovie.
He’s also a coach I woudn’t have any interest in. I liked the early indications of going after an offensive mind. Singletary doesn’t fit that description. Plus, his short tenure in San Francisco ended in his firing.
Other head coaching candidates that the Bears have reportedly contacted in addition to the list I posted here last week are:
- Dave Toub, current Bears special teams coach
- Darrell Bevel, Seahawks offensive coordinator
- Rick Dennison, Texans offensive coordinator
- Mike Priefer, Vikings special teams coach
- Marc Trestman, Montreal Alouettes head coach (CFL)