The Bears could use another safety like Mark Carrier. Remember him? He was the sixth overall pick in the 1990 draft out of USC. As a rookie, all he did was lead the NFL with 10 interceptions while posting a career high 122 tackles and 20 passes defensed. He also had five forced fumbles.
How much better would the Bears be if they could pick up a rookie who could duplicate those numbers next season?
Anyway, Carrier went on to play for three different teams in 11 seasons before getting into coaching. The had been the Ravens' secondary coach, which seems logical enough given where he played in the NFL.
Jets coach Rex Ryan recently hired Carrier to coach his ... defensive line?
The Bears have a lot of former players coaching in the league. Mike Singletary, Jeff Fisher, Leslie Frazier, Andy Heck and Doug Plank leap to mind. If Carrier is versatile enough to coach the secondary for a defensive-oriented team one year and defensive line for a dominant defensive team the next, his career bears watching.