Wilks’ dismissal first of off-season changes

December 30th, 2008 - 4:52 pm

The first casualty of the Bears’ second-straight season without a playoff berth was defensive backs coach Steven Wilks, who was dismissed on Tuesday.

With injuries to starters Charles Tillman, Nathan Vasher, and Mike Brown throughout the season, the depth and knowledge of reserves Danieal Manning and Craig Steltz was exposed.

There will certainly be more position coaches — and possibly coordinators — on the hot seat, as well.