He doesn't have any offers, and he needs a green-light from his wife, but former St. Louis Rams receiver Isaac Bruce said he enjoyed his coaching internship with the Bears.
Bruce, who spent about two weeks with the Bears as part of the NFL's Minority Coaching Fellowship, worked closely with the receivers and passing offense. A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Bruce starred in Mike Martz's offense with the Rams, helping the team win Super Bowl XXXIV.
"You know, if the avenue presents itself, and if the situation is good, we'll see," Bruce said. "I have to talk to my wife."
Bruce said he'll leave the team Sunday.
Bruce said coaching isn't much different than what he was doing toward the end of his career.
"The only difference was, I wasn't practicing," he said. "I mean, for the last eight years or so, I was tutoring guys."
He said the challenge was sitting in a meeting room with coaches -- not players -- who have been in the game for much longer than him.
Bruce said he also has developed a style, which shouldn't come as a surprise.
"But I'm big on motivation. I'm big on positive reinforcement," he said. "One of the best coaches I had was a guy who really didn't know Xs and Os, and he wasn't a wide receiver type of guy. But he was always very positive. He got he best of every guy he coached.
"I like the Tony Dungy style," he said. "Speak softly and carry a big stick."
Bruce certainly has credentials; he caught 1,024 passes for 15,208 yards and 91 touchdowns.
Meanwhile, Bruce said he is confident that the Bears can have a potent passing offense and that the receivers can excel.
"They have a tremendous opportunity to do it," he said. "I've seen it work at the highest heights, and I don't see any difference."
Stay tuned for an actual story, with Bruce addressing the receivers and quarterback Jay Cutler.