This type of connection is what he will try to build with quarterback Justin Fields, the Chicago Bears' newly appointed offensive coordinator. The Bears presented Getsy, Alan Williams, the Bears' new defensive coordinator, and Richard Hightower, their special teams coordinator.
Green Bay's quarterbacks coach, Getsy, said that he has learned that it's all about "being able find different ways of teaching people to whatever style they like, and to be able dive in to get the best out someone."
Getsy has a lot of work ahead of him as he attempts to make the most of Fields and turn around a struggling team. After a disappointing 6-11 season, this is only one part of a major overhaul in Chicago. Ryan Pace, general manager of the Bears, and Matt Nagy, coach and coach respectively were fired by Nagy. They were replaced by Ryan Poles (longtime Kansas City Chiefs executive) and Matt Eberflus (Indiana Colts defensive coordinator).
Williams and Getsy vowed that they would tailor their calls to the strengths of the players, rather than trying to force them into a plan.
Williams stated, "I might come in here and tell you that I love zone coverage and that our guys may be phenomenal player for man coverage," "So, you know what? "We're going to man."
Getsy stated that he is also using a more collaborative approach to his work and not necessarily putting "Luke Getsy on offense." This change comes after Nagy, who in Kansas City implemented the system he co-ordinated with Andy Reid.
Getsy said, "This isn’t really going to be that." "Because we're going to build something our own because this is gonna a collective group doing it together,
Williams isn't sure how long it will take the Bears and the Bears to adjust to the 4-3, which Williams prefers to the 3-4 Chicago played in the past seven seasons. He didn't seem too worried.
Williams, who has coached Indianapolis' safeties for the past four seasons, said that "good players are good players regardless of what scheme they're playing in." "And we have great players."
Under former coordinator Sean Desai, Chicago was ranked sixth in total defense and fourth for sacks. The Bears only had 16 takeaways and were tied for 26th.
Khalil Mack and Robert Quinn are both in their 30s, so age could be an issue. Quinn also set a new franchise record with 181/2 tackles, after only recording two in Chicago the year before. Mack started well with six sacks in seven matches before he had to have season-ending foot surgery.
Williams, who was Minneapolis' defense coordinator in 2012 and 2013, said, "We're at the age where our athletes are taking care of themselves, eating better, exercising more, and playing longer." "You're a sportsman. While I understand that we are on defense, Tom Brady has just retired. If you want to be considered'middle-aged', I believe you should broaden the definition. I don't know what middle-aged means. ... Those guys are still productive, as far as I know."
Getsy will try to repair an offense that was ranked amongst the worst in the NFL. Fields, a former Ohio State star, will be the first to develop. He threw 10 interceptions and seven touchdown passes in his career. This is on top of a 73.2 passer rating. Fields was also injured in the ankle and ribs. The Bears also lost eight of the ten games Fields started.
Getsy stated that he was "super impressed" by Fields' interview at the combine last season and it was even more when they spoke recently.
Getsy stated, "I am very optimistic about his character, and I believe he has the will and desire to be a great leader." "So, I think it's an awesome opportunity with a young man who I believe has a great drive."
Note: On Thursday, the Bears hired Andre Curtis to be their safeties coach. He was the Seahawks' defensive pass game coordinator between 2018 and 2022 for the past seven years.