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Bears Dump Secondary Coach Wilks


The Chicago Bears announced today that secondary coach Steven Wilks is no longer a part of their coaching staff. He was ”released” from their employment, according to a press release issued by the team.

In three seasons with the Bears, the defensive backs combined to register 42 interceptions and 19 forced fumbles.

However, the Chicago pass defense regressed in 2008, falling to 30th in the NFL.

The Bears allowed 241.2 passing yards per contest as opposing quarterbacks delivered 21 touchdown passes for the season. Although the Bears intercepted 22 passes this year, they also surrendered 40 pass completions of 20 yards or more.

Wilks, 38, spent 11 years coaching at various college programs before joining the Bears in 2006.

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