Bears' Toub Could Return To Reid's Staff

While the Bears are still licking their wounds after their loss to the Colts, eventually thoughts will turn toward the future. For one Bears coach, the future could be Philadelphia.

If you're going to steal talent, it's a good idea to steal from the best. The Eagles may do just that when they look to fill their open Special Teams Coordinator position. Dave Toub, coordinator of the Bears' special teams - the top rated special teams unit in the NFL - is officially without a contract now that the Super Bowl is over and the Eagles have taken notice.

With John Harbaugh stepping into the Eagles secondary coaching job, Harbaugh's old job is open and Toub is the Eagles' pick to fill the spot. Toub worked for the Eagles from 2001 to 2003 as a special teams assistant and also lended a helping hand on working with the defensive line. The Eagles job is intriguing to him for a couple reasons. First, he has a history here and reportedly enjoyed his time working with the team. Second, he has aspirations of becoming a defensive line coach or even defensive coordinator at some point in his career and the Eagles may have some openings in those spots in the not-too-distant future since Pete Jenkins, their defensive line coach is 65 and defensive coordinator Jim Johnson will be 66 this spring.

The Bears had the top ranked special teams unit in the NFL this season and that was highlighted by Devin Hester returning the opening kickoff of the Super Bowl for a touchdown. During the season, Hester returned six kicks for touchdowns.


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