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Packers Coordinator Interviewing For Bears Coaching Job Today

Tom Clements

Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements is interviewing for the Chicago Bears open head coaching position today.

Seems like odd timing.

The Packers could have required the Bears to wait until their season was over, but apparently the two organizations are buddy-buddy these days.

Clements won’t miss time with the Packers — today’s practice is already over and the team doesn’t leave for San Francisco until tomorrow. However, you have to wonder where Clements’ focus is.

Clements is among about 80 people the Bears have targeted for the job since they fired Lovie Smith after a 10-6 season. Most of those guys are offensive coaches.

This is Clements first season as the Packers offensive coordinator. He previously served as the team’s quarterbacks coach and his work with Aaron Rodgers and Matt Flynn is likely a prime reason he’s on the Bears’ radar.

You have to wonder. If Clements gets the job will he say his No. 1 priority is to beat the Green Bay Packers like Smith did when he got the job?

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. YourMom January 10, 2013

    When you have Aaron Rodgers as QB…who needs an O-Coordinator!

  2. Andy January 10, 2013

    This is a bad omen, and quite frankly i dont understand why you would be interviewing for a new job while your current one is in crunch time. This reeks of last year where philbin was interviewing for miami before the giants game – an aspect that I often feel (combined with the untimley death of his son that week) contributed greatly to the packers loss that day

    1. Phatgzus January 10, 2013

      Philbin wasn’t interviewing at that time; his son died the week of the game.

  3. Iltarion January 10, 2013

    This was MM’s choice, and seems odd to me as well.

    It isn’t just the interview. An interview of this magnitude you spend quality time preparing for. If he is interviewing today, that means he spent time in the last couple days preparing for it. That was time he could have spent focusing on the 49ers.

    I hope the Bears are stupid enough to hire Clements or Brian Kelly. Love that idea.

  4. brad January 10, 2013

    Fuck, Fuck, Fuck!!! What an idoit!!! Cant this stupid fucking asshole wait for the season to be over!!! What a stupid asshold fucker. If he doesn’t get the job, he should be FIRED, AUTOMATICALLY, AND WITHOUT QUESTION!!!

    1. Dave January 11, 2013

      seems like a well thought out and calculated decision, let’s do what this ^ guy says

  5. Abe Frohman January 11, 2013

    Jimmy Johnson has said that the Bears signed Marc Trestman. So perhaps MM knew they were close to a hire and wanted Clements to at least have the exposure to the interview process.

    1. Packer Bob January 11, 2013

      Mike McCarthy is a big supporter of letting people move up through the ranks. That might be exactly why he allowed it.

      Besides, how much preparation did he really need? He’s the offensive coordinator for the Packers. I’m surprised the Bears even bothered to interview him.

  6. NotoriousBDT January 11, 2013

    what a douche nozzle…..fuckin bears…

  7. Steven January 11, 2013

    I think it is a smart move by McCarthy. If you didn’t let him interview, he will lose concentration more worrying about “what could have been.” This way, he spends one afternoon interviewing and gets his attention back on beating the 9ers.

  8. Vijay January 11, 2013

    The Bears are dumb. They had a fine HC, they needed a real OC and failed to get one. They don’t need a QB coach because Cutler won’t want to cooperate, they need a play calling stud like…well who knows? Someone who understands personnel and how best to put them in situations to succeed.

  9. mike January 11, 2013

    McCarthy calls all the offensive plays. I don’t feel a need to be worried or upset. Having MM and an offensive coordinator is just having two offensive coordinators. The Bears are just doing what happens every year. Other NFC North teams try to get better by taking our players and coaches. It’s nothing new.