Bears' Toub, head coach?

By Jeff Dickerson

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid thinks he sees a future head coach in Chicago Bears special teams coordinator Dave Toub. The two men worked together from 2001-03, when Toub served as the Eagles assistant special teams/assistant defensive line coach.

"On your staff, the coach that's best prepared to be a head coach is your special teams coach," Reid said. "They have to deal with everybody on the roster, plus you guys (the media). That's a tough thing to do. Dave Toub would be a great head coach down the road."

Toub, who came to Chicago in 2004, has been easily the most consistent and successful assistant coach under Lovie Smith. Baltimore coach John Harbaugh already paved the way for a special teams coach to grab the top job, so why shouldn't Toub at least be afforded the opportunity to interview for open spots in the near future?