Chicago Bears promote Sean Desai to defensive coordinator

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears promoted securities coach Sean Desai to change retired protective organizer Chuck Pagano on Friday.

The longest-tenured member of the Bears’ training personnel, Desai was employed as a quality assurance coach in 2013 under Marc Trestman. He worked with protective backs and linebackers while likewise helping on unique groups through the 2018 season prior to being promoted to securities coach.

Coach Matt Nagy called Desai “a person of high football intelligence” while revealing his promo.

“The respect he has within our building from coaches, players and staff is unparalleled,” Nagy stated in a declaration.

The Bears made the playoffs for the 2nd time in Nagy’s 3 seasons regardless of going 8-8 for the 2nd straight year. They dropped 6 straight and 8 of their last 11 video games counting a wild-card loss at New Orleans.

Pagano retired after 2 seasons in Chicago and more than three-and-half years training at the college and NFL levels.

Chairman George McCaskey revealed recently the group is keeping Nagy and basic supervisor Ryan Speed for a minimum of another year, firmly insisting the Bears have the culture to end up being a constant winner.

The 37-year-old Desai will attempt to re-energize an efficient system that has actually taken an action back after controling under previous organizer Vic Fangio.

The Bears’ defense invested the majority of the year in the leading 10, just to have a hard time down the stretch and surface ranked 11th total. A huge problem was a failure to develop game-changing plays. The Bears connected for 25th in the NFL in takeaways with 18 and completed with 35 sacks, 17th in the league.

Three-time All-Pro Khalil Mack had 9 sacks in his 2nd straight season completing in single digits.

Desai signed up with the Bears after investing the 2012 season as Boston College’s running backs/special groups organizer. He was assistant director of football operations at Miami (Fla.) in 2011 after 5 years at Temple as a protective and unique groups coach. He turned into one of the youngest planners in the nation in 2010 when at age 27, he was put in charge of the Owls’ unique groups.

Desai likewise made a doctorate in instructional administration from Temple in Might 2008. He was an accessory teacher in the school’s master’s and medical professional’s programs in instructional administration in 2009 and 2010.


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