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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:21 am 
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Didn’t see it posted anywhere. So, there you have it.

Deshea Townsend joins Bears as defensive backs coach – ProFootballTalk

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Former NFL defensive back Deshea Townsend will be coaching the Bears defensive backs in 2019.

The Bears announced Townsend’s hiring on Friday. He replaces Ed Donatell, who left the Bears to join Vic Fangio’s Broncos staff as defensive coordinator.

Townsend was an assistant defensive backs coach with the Giants last season. He was with the Titans in 2016 and 2017 and has also worked for the Cardinals and Mississippi State.

Townsend was a fourth-round pick by the Steelers in 1998 and spent the next 12 seasons with the Steelers. Townsend picked up a pair of Super Bowl rings during that run and closed out his playing career after one season with the Colts.

The Bears also announced that Ronell Williams will be their defensive quality control coach. Williams worked at Temple the last two years and did a fellowship with the Bears last summer.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:41 am 
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How has the secondary been under him? I'm curious.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:12 pm 
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bearsfaninaz wrote:
How has the secondary been under him? I'm curious.


It wasn't under him. He was just an asst.


The resume's a little skimpy on this one.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:46 pm 
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I liked him as a player, I know almost nothing about his coaching prowess.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:55 am 
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Can't help but thinking we've lost some good assistants who won't be so easily replaced.

I'm not slamming Townsend but how do you even come close to comparing him to an Ed Donatell? Donatell didn't just heal a sick secondary he raised a dead one.


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I’m not concerned. I think they got the DC pick right with Pagano. He will direct the position coaches how he wants the defense to play. If we had chosen a first time DC, with no oversight experience, it might have made me a little worried.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:44 am 
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wab wrote:
The Bears also announced that Ronell Williams will be their defensive quality control coach. Williams worked at Temple the last two years and did a fellowship with the Bears last summer.

Interesting. He apparently will replace Sean Desai who was the only remaining holdover from the Trestman era. Desai also had a Temple connection.


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