Analysis

Bears: Matt Nagy Hires Chris Tabor as Special Teams Coordinator

As fans are waiting eagerly for Vic Fangio’s decision, Matt Nagy did not waste time assembling other key parts of his staff.

After it was announced earlier today that Notre Dame offensive line Coach Harry Heistand, tonight it was reported that Chris Tabor will be hired as the special teams coordinator. Chris Tabor most recently was the special teams coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, a position he has held since 2011.

Tabor should be a familiar sounding name since he was the assistant special team’s coach for Chicago under Dave Toub from 2008-2010. Chicago was his first taste of NFL Coaching. Before his time with the Bears, his only experience was coaching in high school and college. 

It seems like Tabor has made a positive impact on the Cleveland Browns. Since his arrival in 2011, the Browns were second in the NFL in punt return average (10.6), fourth in kickoff return average against (21.7), eighth in total kick return yards (7,963), tied for eighth in punt return touchdowns (four) and ninth in total return yards allowed (6,674). 

Why it Makes Sense

If I were to guess why this hire was made it would be because Tabor was Toub’s assistant in Chicago. Toub must’ve given a very positive review of him to Nagy. Remember the two have worked together with the Chiefs for a while now. 

He appears to be a quality coach and fans should be pleased with Nagy. Now all eyes revert back to Vic Fangio as his decision grows closer. Below is a video that shows what kind of coach we should be expecting from Chris Tabor.

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