Chicago Bears may be adding Ed Reed and Rob Ryan

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The Chicago Bears made the move at defensive coordinator and look to add on Ed Reed and Rob Ryan.

The Chicago Bears biggest move so far this offseason has been the loss of their defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and the hiring of Chuck Pagano to be his replacement.

More changes are being made to the defensive staff. According to an article done by Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears have let go of their outside linebackers coach, Brandon Staley.

He went onto say that the rumored replacement according to his sources could be Rob Ryan. The brother of former coach Rex Ryan, and the son of Buddy Ryan. The defensive coordinator for the Bears back in 1985, the last time the Chicago Bears won a Super Bowl Championship. Did I forget to mention that Rob Ryan is Akiem Hicks favorite coach he’s met.

Biggs also said that the future of Ed Donatell is also still unknown. Donatell was interviewed for the defensive coordinator position and was passed on for Chuck Pagano.

With Donatell possibly moving on to join Vic Fangio’s staff in Denver, Biggs said that would likely mean that Roy Anderson could be promoted. Biggs said that both Anderson and Pagano worked together in Indianapolis.

"”If Donatell leaves, the Bears could promote Roy Anderson. Anderson joined the Bears as the safeties coach last year and he worked with Pagano previously in Indianapolis and Baltimore.”"

Ed Reed also said in an interview with Dan Pompei from The Athletic that he would welcome the idea of joining the Bears defensive staff.

Ed Reed would fill the roll of being the defensive backs coach if he joined the staff. Reed would enjoy the opportunity according to the interview he did with Dan Pompei.

"“I love Chicago. I have some family out there and some Miami alumni I’m close with. There is a connection there.”"

With the addition of both Reed and Ryan, Pagano’s defense would be very aggressive and look to possibly replicate what the Bears did not only last year, but similar to what they did in 1985. If the Bears were to make those additions to their defensive coaching staff, then it would make up for what the Bears loss in Fangio.