The Chicago Tribune is reporting that Ron Turner has indeed been fired as the Bears Offensive Coordinator. Turner held the post with the Bears under Dave Wannstedt from 1993-1996 and again from 2005-2009 under Lovie Smith. In those nine years, the Bears made the playoffs three times.
The Tribune is also reporting that defensive line coach and Lovie Smith cronie Rod Marinelli will be promoted to defensive coordinator. For a unit that was the true problem area of the 2007-2009 Chicago Bears, promoting a crony that will lead to zero change hardly seems exciting to me.
It’s also been reported that a former Marinelli assistant, Joe Cullen, was spotted at Halas Hall. I will refrain from reminding you who Joe Cullen is. Go read for yourself.