Turns out that Chicago’s all-time great Super-Bowl Shuffle defense could dance and it could coach.
There might not be a single defensive unit in NFL history that produced more NFL head coaches or head coaches in training.
Just look at this year’s coaching search.
Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, a defensive back on that great Bears defense, is a finalist for the Rams and Lions’ head-coaching jobs.
Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, a linebacker on that great Bears defense, is interviewing today for the Lions’ head-coaching job.
49ers head coach Mike Singletary, the heart of that great Bears defense, already has had the interim tag dropped from his title.
Titans head coach Jeff Fisher, a defensive back on that great Bears defense, has perenially been one of the league’s best coaches.
So, already the 1985 Bears have given the NFL three head coaches, with more quite possibly on the way, giving a modern-day meaning to The Shuffle.
And now we know the truth. As good as Mike Ditka might have been, he had a lot of dance partners.