The Chicago Bears are continuing their front office retooling and building their new coaching staff with the addition of former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.
Fangio left the 49ers as a result of being passed over fro the 49ers vacant head coaching position after Jim Harbaugh left to go coach the University of Michigan Wolverines. Instead of Fangio, the 49ers promoted Jim Tomsula to the head coaching spot, and Fangio had told the team he was not interested in staying if passed over for the head coaching job.
During his 4 year tenure with the 49ers, Fangio’s defenses ranked in the top 10 for points and yards allowed in each season. Despite some serious injuries this season, Fangio still managed to make the 49ers the the 5th ranked defense overall in the NFL this season.
The performance of Fangio should give Bears fans a lot to be excited for, especially after the abysmal performance of their defense over the past 2 seasons. Under former defensive coordinator Mel Tucker the Bears finished their past 2 seasons ranked 30th overall in each season.
Fangio has become the newest member of the Bears new head coach John Fox’s staff. Fangio brings an incredible amount of experience to the staff as he has been a coach in the NFL for 28 years, which include 15 as a coordinator.
The Chicago Bears performances left a lot to be desired this season as they fielded a team whose offense dramatically under performed and a defense who, once again, failed to stop other teams from marching the ball down the field and scoring on a regular basis.
Bears fans are hoping that John Fox can replicate the success he has had with the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos and get the Bears back to the Super Bowl, and they hope that Vic Fangio can return the Bears defense to being the Monsters of the Midway.