Greg Blache almost retired as defensive line coach after the grueling 2007 season, but now after enjoying his return to the defensive coordinator role he wants to return in 2009.
“To be quite candid, this time of year is never a good time to make a decision, when you’re tired and that’s what I did last year,” Blache said during his weekly press conference. “I made a decision. It’s better for me to wait, but right now, yeah, I’m up for it.”
Blache, formerly Chicago’s coordinator from 1999-2003, will be 60 in March
“It’s been fun,” Blache said. “If I have the same quality of people to work with … .It’s easy to come to work every day. When you come to work and you trust guys that they’re gonna line up and compete, and you can trust them with each other and for each other, that’s what this business is all about. In this day and age where it becomes a me-me game, ‘Look at me, look at me’ kind of deal, to have a group of guys that are unselfish, that can compete and look out for each other, it’s refreshing for me.
“If I had a bunch of look-at-me guys, I’d head for the hills in a heartbeat. Because I’m too old. I’m a dinosaur. I’m from a different age. A lot things that happen in this game is not to my liking. But if I have a group like I do, it makes it so much easier and more fun to come to work every day.”
— David Elfin