Home Sports ‘Hopefully this passes’: The Chicago Bears continue to adapt as a COVID-19 surge — 13 players and 3 coordinators — disrupts their routine

‘Hopefully this passes’: The Chicago Bears continue to adapt as a COVID-19 surge — 13 players and 3 coordinators — disrupts their routine

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Still, the Bears have a lot to work through over the weekend as they forecast which players and coaches may or may not be available Monday night. Desai said Friday that he has felt fine all week. But if he were unable to make it to Soldier Field for the game against the Vikings, senior defensive assistant Mike Pettine would take over the coordinator duties. Pettine has spent eight seasons in that role in his career. He was also the defensive overseer and play caller during his time as Browns coach in 2014 and 2015. Bears safety Tashaun Gipson, who played under Pettine in Cleveland those two seasons, expressed confidence that the Bears would be in good hands under his guidance.

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