Matt Eberflus has been the Bears’ coach for barely more than a month, and he’s already off to a better start than former coach Matt Nagy.
We’re a long way from seeing whether this works out, but the foundation is sturdy and sensible, thanks to Eberflus raiding his former team as he put together his coaching staff with the Bears.
Colts general manager Chris Ballard and coach Frank Reich didn’t give him any trouble about poaching defensive coordinator Alan Williams, linebackers coach Dave Borgonzi, defensive backs coach James Rowe and assistant defensive backs coach David Overstreet, which will be incredibly helpful as Eberflus implements his system.
Consider how sound this operation is compared to the way Nagy began his Bears tenure in 2018, when the Chiefs barred him from taking anyone with him. With coach Andy Reid overseeing the offense, he wasn’t about to let Nagy strip away his best assistants.