Found February 09, 2012 on
The Bears columnist answers your questions. This week: Hiring Bates, looking at possible free agents and who the Bears should draft at No. 19.The Bears columnist answers your questions each week. This week: Hiring Jeremy Bates, looking at possible free agents and who the Bears should draft at No. 19.
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Former Bears quarterback Jim Miller applauds the team's decision to hire Jeremy Bates as quarterbacks coach.
The Chicago Bears have reached an agreement with Jeremy Bates today to become the team’s quarterbacks coach. Bates joins the Bears with eight years of coaching experience with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-03, offensive quality control; 2004, assistant quarterbacks), New York Jets (2005, quarterbacks), Denver Broncos (2006, offensive assistant; 2007 wide receivers/quarterbacks...
The Chicago Bears have added Jeremy Bates to their offensive coaching staff. After replacing last year’s offensive coordinator Mike Martz with Mike Tice, the franchise had a vacancy at the quarterback coach position. The Chicago Bears decided to make a hire that quarterback Jay Cutler was familiar with, Jeremy Bates.
Current Bears QB Jay Cutler worked with Jeremy Bates...
But he doesn't get passing coordinator titleTwo years after he declined an interview opportunity with the Bears to be their offensive coordinator, Jeremy Bates has been hired as quarterbacks coach.
Steve Rosenbloom: Jeremy Bates figures to be the Bears' passing game chief with the title of quarterbacks coach, sort of opposite the way that Phil Emery seems to be the chief scout with the title of GM. Bates' successful history with Jay Cutler means he should push hard for plays that take advantage of Cutler's greatest assets.
Quarterback Jay Cutler will have his third offensive coordinator in four seasons with the Bears, but this transition could be the smoothest yet.
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This week has brought some closure to the coaching staff searches but also raised a lot of questions; why Jeremy Bates after he was at first eliminated before the search began? And why didn't he get the passing game coordinator title? Then even more questions were raised, like can Mike Tice even call passing plays? Does Tice even know what...