The Chicago Bears are set to open their pre-season schedule on Saturday with a game against the Tennessee Titans.
Typically, pre-season games are often overhyped given the excitement for the first NFL football game since February but the excitement quickly fades as the first quarter concludes.
Having said that, the Titans are making a unique strategy ahead of their game against the Bears.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel announced on Tuesday that Titans’ assistant head coach and defensive line coach Terrell Williams will operate as the head coach for Saturday’s game.
The Chicago Bears should follow the blueprint that the Tennessee Titans have for their opening pre-season game on Saturday.
That is a very cool decision from Vrabel, who among NFL head coaches, is usually ahead of the curve with the decisions that he makes.
Williams operating as the head coach for Saturday’s game will give him experience as the decision-maker on an NFL sideline during a game. That is certainly something that can’t be discredited in the future if Williams receives head coaching consideration in the seasons ahead.
This should be a strategy that Bears’ head coach Matt Eberflus implements in the future.
The Bears have a prominent name on their coaching staff in offensive coordinator Luke Getsy. Getsy was popular among head coaching vacancies prior to the 2022 season when the Bears hired Eberflus. Getsy, of course, did not land a head coaching job but there was an expectation that he would be considered for jobs this season.
Given the mixed bag of results that the Bears saw from the offense last season, it was a foregone conclusion that Getsy would return to the team in his second season as the offensive coordinator.
If Justin Fields has a breakout season this year for the Bears, Getsy undoubtedly will get head coaching consideration next off-season. For that reason, Eberflus should hand over head coaching duties for one of the three pre-season games.