The Bears have reached an agreement with Tim Holt to become the team's offensive line coach.
Holt, who has 17 years of football coaching experience, spent the last three with the Buccaneers. He was the team's offensive line coach in 2011. Holt has helped coach two Pro Bowlers along Tampa Bays offensive line: G Davin Joseph (2011) and LT Donald Penn (2010). Over those two seasons, Tampa Bays 4.5 yards per carry was the seventh best rushing average in the NFL.
Prior to joining the Buccaneers, Holt spent 14 seasons (1995-2008) coaching collegiately, including 10 working with offensive linemen. Holt started his collegiate coaching experience at his alma mater, Southern Connecticut State, in 1995, working two seasons as the tight endsassistant offensive line coach. He held the same position at Lehigh (1997-98) and Cornell (1999) before taking on the responsibility of running backs coach at Cornell in 2000. From 2001-03, Holt was the offensive line coachoffensive coordinator at American International before returning to his alma mater to coach the running backs for three seasons (2005-07). Holts last collegiate stop was Stonehill College in 2008 as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator.
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The Bears defense was not its usual self in their overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The pass rush was minimal and tackling looked optional, and Brock Osweiler threw for almost 400 yards.
There was plenty of blame to go around, but a few individual defenders had success while their teammates struggled.
Defensive lineman Akiem Hicks made the Pro Football Focus Team of the Week for Week 6 with a 92.2 overall grade.
He recorded seven tackles that resulted in a defensive “stop,” the most of any defensive lineman according to PFF.
Chicago’s next highest-graded player was cornerback Kyle Fuller (78.2), who intercepted Osweiler twice but also missed two tackles.
Offensively, wide receiver Taylor Gabriel led the way with a 76.9 mark. PFF credited four of his five catches coming against Dolphins cornerback Torry McTyer in coverage.
Meanwhile, outside linebacker Khalil Mack had the lowest-graded game of his career (47.8), while linebacker Danny Trevathan (29.9) and safety Adrian Amos Jr. (47.5) each had their second-worst games.
Some of the Bears’ best players were at their worst in Miami. They’re going to need to get their act together for the New England Patriots on Sunday.