Saturday, January 5, 2013
Joe DeCamillis interviews with the Bears
By Calvin Watkins
Cowboys special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis was scheduled to interview with the Chicago Bears this morning about their head coaching vacancy.
It's uncertain who the favorite is for the Bears job, but the recent success of Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh, a former special teams coach with the Philadelphia Eagles for nine seasons, should bode well for DeCamillis' candidacy.
Last year, DeCamillis was denied an opportunity to become the special teams coach with the Oakland Raiders. The Cowboys thought so highly of him that they blocked him from interviewing. The Cowboys were not allowed to block the interview with the Bears and now face the possibility of losing DeCamillis.
The Raiders' special teams job also became open again at the end of the season when the franchise let go of Steve Hoffman.
It will be interesting to see if the Raiders go after DeCamillis again. Hoffman, incidentally, was the Cowboys' kicker/quality coach from 1989 to 2004.