Let's not say it's the Peyton Manning affect, but is there any point denying that? Though he was the offensive coordinator last year, catering an offense for quarterback Tim Tebow that was viewed with relative success and a postseason win.
According to Jay Glazer with Fox Sports, the Chicago Bears have asked for permission to interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.
The only reason we bring this up is that the intense interest in McCoy from the Bears simply crosses off a name from the list of potential candidates in Cincinnati. Also it's worth pointing out that the first coach Chicago is looking at is an offensive coordinator, suggesting that the Bears want a head coach with a more offensive background.