Which Bears player do you think showed the most improvement this season?
I think inside linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski showed the most improvement of any Bears player in 2019. In his first three years with the team from 2016-18, he was a solid downhill tackler and dependable player. But this past season Kwiatkoski stepped up his level of play and showed that he could produce impact plays, whether it was a diving interception against the Lions, a sack on a blitz up the middle against the Vikings or a safety when he burst through a hole to drop Minnesota running back Mike Boone in the end zone.
Who is the Bears’ longest tenured coach?
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Safeties coach Sean Desai is the longest tenured Bears coach, having been with the team since 2013 when he was part of Marc Trestman’s original staff. Desai was retained by both John Fox and Matt Nagy. Desai was promoted to safeties coach in 2019 after serving as a quality control coach for six years. He has a very interesting background; Desai earned his doctorate in educational administration, with an emphasis in higher education, at Temple in May 2008. He served as an adjunct professor at the school in 2009 and 2010, teaching in the master’s and doctoral programs in education administration while also coaching on the football team. Desai continued his coaching career at the University of Miami in 2011 and Boston College in 2012 before joining the Bears.