(670 The Score) One day after an emphatic wild-card win in Buffalo, Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and assistant general manager Joe Schoen made their cases to the Chicago Bears.
Daboll and Schoen held virtual interviews with the Bears on Sunday, the latest preliminary meetings as Chicago's searches for a new head coach and general manager continued on.
The 46-year-old Daboll, who interviewed to be the Bears' new head coach, led an offense that ranked in the top five in the NFL in both scoring and yardage this season. He has been with Buffalo since 2018, overseeing the development of franchise quarterback Josh Allen into one of the league's best players.
Daboll has been part of six championships as a coach, winning five Super Bowl titles while serving in several roles with the Patriots and a college football championship as offensive coordinator with Alabama in 2017. He has also previously served as offensive coordinator for the Browns (2009-'10), Dolphins (2011) and Chiefs (2012).
Schoen, 42, has served as the Bills' assistant general manager for the last five years and interviewed for the Bears' general manager opening. He has 21 years of NFL experience, including tenures with the Panthers (2000-'07) and Dolphins (2008-'16).
The Bills won the AFC East in 2021 with a record of 11-6, then earned a 47-17 victory over the Patriots in their wild-card round game Saturday. The Bears are also planning to interview Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, whose previously scheduled interview for Sunday was postponed due to scheduling conflicts.
The Bears have now interviewed five candidates for head coach -- Daboll, former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell, Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett, former Dolphins coach Brian Flores and former Eagles coach Doug Pederson.
The Bears have also interviewed six candidates for general manager -- Schoen, Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort, Browns vice president of player personnel Glenn Cook, Browns vice president of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly and Saints assistant general manager Jeff Ireland have also interviewed.
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