Is Chuck Pagano better than Vic Fangio? Probably not.
Is he a good replacement that can not only keep the defense playing at a high level but develop young talent? Absolutely.
#Bears did good to land Pagano. I firmly believe that.
The best thing that Vic Fangio does is match/disguise his coverages. There isn't a better defensive mind there than him.
The best thing that Chuck Pagano does is mix up his pressures with an attacking emphasis.
The latter is preferred with the front seven talent the Bears have.
#bears get Chuck Pagano who coached Terrell Suggs, Ray Lewis, Haloti Ngata and Ed Reed...
He gets Khalil Mack, Roquan Smith, Akiem Hicks and Eddie Jackson...
Get your popcorn ready. The teams are built extremely similar.
Will there be a drop off in production from the 2018 #Bears defense to the 2019 version? It's possible, but it's not a given.
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In 2010 the Ravens defense was ranked 6th in DVOA, and in 2011 Chuck Pagano took over as defensive coordinator and it improved to 1st.
I have two thoughts on Chuck Pagano:
1) Nagy needed a veteran DC who could run the defense without much input so he could focus on the offense. He got just that.
2) Only ever had 1 season with a talented D, 2011 Baltimore. They were damn good. He'll have better talent in CHI.