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NFL coaching pendulum swings

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NFL coaching pendulum swings

GM Phil Emery made offensive repair expert one of the unofficial job requirements for the Bears next head coach after troubles under a coach from a defensive background. Eight of the first 13 candidates are from the other side of the ball from Smith.

Meanwhile, the Bears are not the only team leaning to reversing field.

It started with the Kansas City Chiefs firing longtime defensive fixture Romeo Crennel and replacing him with Andy Reid.

Smith is one of three candidates from the defensive side slated to interview for the head coach post with the Philadelphia Eagles, to replace longtime offensive guru Reid. The Eagles, whose chaos on defense dropped them to a tie for third-worst in points allowed last season, also have one candidate from special teams and three from backgrounds on offense.

CSNChicago.com previously laid out the Bears 2013 schedule. It includes: Philadelphia, where Smith is a candidate, and Cleveland, where Smiths name is in play now that flirtations with Oregons Chip Kelly are finished.

Bears, Mitch Trubisky trolled after Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs agree to deal

Bears, Mitch Trubisky trolled after Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs agree to deal

Sometimes the best way to get yourself through a tough time is to laugh it off. They say laughter is the best medicine after all.

So when Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs reportedly agreed to a record-breaking contract extension, it's no surprise that many people took to Twitter to clown the Bears.

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Warning: do not scroll further unless you have the ability to laugh at a sad situation.

After all of that, this may be how all Bears fans feel on Twitter:

Ok, now that we’re through with the put downs, how about a little highlight to help the healing:

RELATED: Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

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Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

Patrick Mahomes' unprecedented rise to NFL stardom can be explained quite simply

Pat Mahomes officially woke up on Tuesday as the highest paid athlete in pro sports history. 

It's especially impressive to think about considering that Mahomes didn't even start a full season until 2018. In just two years since he's been able to win a Super Bowl, league MVP, and secure close to $500 million. How did this all happen so quickly? Mahomes' agent Leigh Steinberg – who presumably set his own field's commission record on Monday, too – sat down with the Under Center Podcast back during Super Bowl media week to talk about it: 

I think so much of it was growing up with a baseball player as a father, and watching the nature of ephemeral fame and how it comes and goes. It's all about being grounded, and in this moment, and not thinking about anything except focusing on this. But also having some fun with it. We're here on Radio Row, and happens is that you have so much coverage of the Super Bowl, that if a player performs dramaticlly, they cross over out of the narrow genre of hardcore sports fans. They become an American icon.

Steinberg also (briefly) discusses Mahomes' contract negotiations and how much the Chiefs' QB benefited from sitting behind Alex Smith for a year in 2017. You can listen to the entire conversation with Laurence Holmes right here, or in the embedded player below: