Don’t forget the backup QB

For all the off-season chatter that the Bears are just a wide receiver, real offensive line, and/or defensive end away from being a playoff team, we seem to have forgotten something: the Bears would have been in the playoffs if only they had a backup QB who could win just one game. One game! Thankfully, Phil Emery, Mike Tice, and Jeremy Bates have plenty of better-than-Hanie options...
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February 18, 2012  |  Discuss

What will the Bears' offense look like in '12?

Brought to you by: Windy City Gridiron This week has brought some closure to the coaching staff searches but also raised a lot of questions; why Jeremy Bates after he was at first eliminated before the search began? And why didn't he get the passing game coordinator title? Then even more questions were raised, like can Mike Tice even call passing plays? Does Tice even know what...
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February 11, 2012  |  1 Comment

Miller likes hiring of Bates as QBs coach

Former Bears quarterback Jim Miller applauds the team's decision to hire Jeremy Bates as quarterbacks coach.
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears add Bates to coaching staff

The Chicago Bears have added Jeremy Bates to their offensive coaching staff. After replacing last year’s offensive coordinator Mike Martz with Mike Tice, the franchise had a vacancy at the quarterback coach position. The Chicago Bears decided to make a hire that quarterback Jay Cutler was familiar with, Jeremy Bates. Current Bears QB Jay Cutler worked with Jeremy Bates...
February 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears reunite Cutler and Bates

The Chicago Bears have reached an agreement with Jeremy Bates today to become the team’s quarterbacks coach. Bates joins the Bears with eight years of coaching experience with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2002-03, offensive quality control; 2004, assistant quarterbacks), New York Jets (2005, quarterbacks), Denver Broncos (2006, offensive assistant; 2007 wide receivers/quarterbacks...
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February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears hire Bates as quarterbacks coach

The Chicago Bears hired Jeremy Bates on Tuesday to coach their quarterbacks, reuniting him with Jay Cutler. Bates was out of the league last season, but he worked well with Cutler as an assistant for three years in Denver. In Chicago, he will serve under new offensive coordinator Mike Tice. Cutler had a strained relationship with former Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner during...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears Announce Hiring Of Bates As Quarterbacks Coach

The Bears have hired a quarterbacks coach that had a lot of success with quarterback Jay Cutler in the past. Jeremy Bates, who spent three seasons in Denver with Cutler (2006-2008) helped Jay perform at a high level. In 2008, Cutler was voted to the Pro Bowl with his, then career high 25 touchdown passes and 4,526 passing yards. Most importantly, Cutler was only sacked 11 times during...
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February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Bears name Bates as new quarterbacks coach

The Chicago Bears have reached an agreement with Jeremy Bates to become the team's quarterbacks coach, according to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.The Bears pursued Bates as offensive coordinator before the 2010 season, but he turned them down to join the Seattle Seahawks. Bates was later fired on Jan. 18, 2011 as offensive coordinator.The 35-year-old previously coached for the Tampa...
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February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears bring in Jeremy Bates to work with QBs

The Chicago Bears on Tuesday reached an agreement with Jeremy Bates to become the team's quarterbacks coach.
Via Miami Herald
February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Bears hire Bates to be QB coach

The Bears announced Tuesday they have hired Jeremy Bates as their quarterbacks coach.
Via Chicago Tribune
February 07, 2012  |  Discuss

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