The Bears have removed offensive line coach from offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer's title and promoted assistant offensive line coach Pat Meyer. Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune quotes head coach Marc Trestman:
“The move will allow Aaron to still be closely connected to the instruction and development of the offensive line while expanding his coordinator duties and free up time to help in the growth of all of our offensive players.”
Left unsaid is that Kromer will likely be taking more responsibility for the offense as Trestman shifts more of his focus to helping ot improve a defense that had a rough go of it last year. This is a good sign that Trestman is going to do more than former head coach Lovie Smith did when the offense faltered under his watch.
If Kromer can pick up where Trestman left off with the offense such that there will be no sgnificant decline in performance while Trestman improves the defense, the Bears will be better this year. If that doesn't happen, Trestman is going to have to start seriously considering staff changes to find more competant coaches who can do more on thier own on both sides of the ball. It will be interesting to see what comes in year ahead.