Black and Blue all over: Zampese interviews

Having missed on its first two choices for offensive coordinator, Chicago was down to this dilemma: Pursue a little-wanted veteran (Mike Martz) or a relatively unknown up-and-comer. The Bears chose the latter.

Cincinnati quarterbacks coach Ken Zampese began interviewing Tuesday for the job, according to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune. Zampese, the son of former long-time NFL coach Ernie Zampese, is considered a front-runner for the job.

The Bengals are looking for a swift decision, so we could have resolution to this issue soon. Meanwhile, the Bears are awaiting a decision from Perry Fewell as to whether he will take their defensive coordinator job. Fewell interviewed Monday, but is also being pursued by the New York Giants and remains a candidate for Buffalo’s head-coaching job.

Continuing around the NFC North: