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10:14 AM ET 02.12 | This may sound a little ridiculous, but the Chicago Bears have reportedly hired martial arts expert Joe Kim to help the team develop hand techniques during the offseason. The reports state that Kim will work with all of the team's position groups to help improve their blocking ability and escapes. This will be the ninth team that Kim has worked for in the NFL, where he has been labeled a "pass rush specialist." With the Bears tying for the fewest sacks in the league last season, it only makes sense to bring in a man with that title. Kim has previously worked with the Cleveland Browns (1992), Dallas Cowboys (1998), Miami Dolphins (2001-2006), Green Bay Packers (2005), Denver Broncos (2007), Buffalo Bills (2009), New York Giants (2010) and Kansas City Chiefs (2010-2012). Kim and Bears GM Phil Emery previously worked together with the Chiefs.

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February 12, 2014  12:00 PM ET

Obviously his methods don't always translate to success judging by the teams and time he was with them.

February 12, 2014  12:02 PM ET

Sounds desperate.

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February 12, 2014  12:42 PM ET

Next thing the Bears will do is hire sumo wrestlers believing that they will be the answer for their OL.

February 12, 2014  12:48 PM ET

.......sounds like those teamz had too much [$$$] to ~burn~......??

February 12, 2014  12:50 PM ET

hmm,.....did any of those teamz make the playoffs ^up^ top.........with him [there]....??

February 12, 2014  01:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

hmm,.....did any of those teamz make the playoffs ^up^ top.........with him [there]....??

maybe 2? thus my comment in 1.

February 12, 2014  01:03 PM ET

He'll probably also help develope their self defense skills to protect themselves from rival Suh (during or after the play).

February 12, 2014  01:57 PM ET
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He'll probably also help develope their self defense skills to protect themselves from rival Suh (during or after the play).

Most likely from irate fans after not making the playoffs.

February 12, 2014  02:11 PM ET

... and in related news, both Phil Emery and Mark Trestman have announced their personal cars have never been shinier

WAX ON! WAX OFF!

February 12, 2014  03:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

... and in related news, both Phil Emery and Mark Trestman have announced their personal cars have never been shinierWAX ON! WAX OFF!

It's the Bears, they probably hired the guy who taught them "sweep the knee" and "mercy is for the weak."

February 12, 2014  04:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

.......sounds like those teamz had too much [$$$] to ~burn~......??

Yep. A lot of dollars but no sense.

February 12, 2014  04:37 PM ET

May as well teach them martial arts. Nobody's been teaching them football for years.

February 12, 2014  05:13 PM ET
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Obviously his methods don't always translate to success judging by the teams and time he was with them.

I think you're going to find inconsistency and some bad years in any coaches resume. But overall, that's a respectable list. His longest tenure was with Miami. And those Dolphin defenses were solid.

I pulled the numbers because I love numbers:

1992 Cleveland Browns - 48 sacks (8th in the league)
1998 Dallas Cowboys - 34 sacks (25th)
2001 Miami Dolphins - 37 sacks (19th)
2002 Miami Dolphins - 47 sacks (4th)
2003 Miami Dolphins - 44 sacks (3rd)
2004 Miami Dolphins - 36 sacks (21st)
2005 Miami Dolphins - 49 sacks (2nd)
2006 Miami Dolphins - 47 sacks (3rd)
2005 Green Bay Packers - 35 sacks (20th)
2007 Denver Broncos - 33 sacks (16th)
2009 Buffalo Bills - 32 sacks (18th)
2010 New York Giants - 46 sacks (5th)
2010 Kansas City Chiefs - 39 sacks (10th)
2011 Kansas City Chiefs - 29 sacks (27th)
2012 Kansas City Chiefs - 27 sacks (29th)

It's really only those more recent Chiefs teams that would give me pause. He's going to be working with a Bears pass rush that ranked #31 in sacks last year. For Chicago, I'd say this guy is worth a shot.

February 12, 2014  05:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I think you're going to find inconsistency and some bad years in any coaches resume. But overall, that's a respectable list. His longest tenure was with Miami. And those Dolphin defenses were solid.I pulled the numbers because I love numbers:1992 Cleveland Browns - 48 sacks (8th in the league)1998 Dallas Cowboys - 34 sacks (25th)2001 Miami Dolphins - 37 sacks (19th)2002 Miami Dolphins - 47 sacks (4th)2003 Miami Dolphins - 44 sacks (3rd)2004 Miami Dolphins - 36 sacks (21st)2005 Miami Dolphins - 49 sacks (2nd)2006 Miami Dolphins - 47 sacks (3rd)2005 Green Bay Packers - 35 sacks (20th)2007 Denver Broncos - 33 sacks (16th)2009 Buffalo Bills - 32 sacks (18th)2010 New York Giants - 46 sacks (5th)2010 Kansas City Chiefs - 39 sacks (10th)2011 Kansas City Chiefs - 29 sacks (27th)2012 Kansas City Chiefs - 27 sacks (29th)It's really only those more recent Chiefs teams that would give me pause. He's going to be working with a Bears pass rush that ranked #31 in sacks last year. For Chicago, I'd say this guy is worth a shot.

Interesting, and thanks for digging out the numbers.

February 12, 2014  06:46 PM ET

Chicago is a tough town. Probably not about football at all but about the ride home after games.

February 12, 2014  06:52 PM ET
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Chicago is a tough town. Probably not about football at all but about the ride home after games.

Just be sure you are armed...

February 12, 2014  06:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Just be sure you are armed...

Between Chicago and Detroit, the NFC North should be sponsored by Glock.

February 12, 2014  09:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Just be sure you are armed...

Smith & Wesson thanks you!

 
February 12, 2014  10:02 PM ET

Those cheerleaders can be pretty tough.

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