|Bears hire Jeremy Bates to coach quarterbacks|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, February 7, 2012 at 12:53 pm ET
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Jeremy Bates is the Chicago Bears' new quarterbacks coach, reuniting him with Jay Cutler.
Bates coacehd Cutler for three seasons with the Denver Broncos.
"His history with Jay was a big thing," Bears coach Lovie Smith said. "And not just history with Jay but a good history, a productive history with him helping Jay as a quarterback. I did a lot of research and I think Jeremy is a perfect fit. Did we look at other guys? Yes, we did.
"Every time we have an opening, I look at everybody available. I even waited to see who would be available so I could see what the pool really looked like. Even though we had only brought in one guy (former Buccaneers offensive coordinator Greg Olson), I had been talking to a lot of guys. But in the end, it was Jeremy by a landslide."
Bates has also coached for the Tampa Bay Buccaneenrs, New York jets, USC and has been an offensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks.
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