Greg Blache

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Greg Blache
Career information
Position(s) Assistant Coach
College Notre Dame
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1988-1993

1994–1998

1999-2003

2004–2007

2008-2009
Green Bay Packers
(Defensive Line)
Indianapolis Colts
(Defensive Line)
Chicago Bears
(Defensive Coordinator)
Washington Redskins
(Defensive Line)
Washington Redskins
(Defensive coordinator)

Greg Blache (born March 9, 1949) is an American retired professional football coach, most recently the defensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins. He served as Defensive Coordinator-Defensive Line 2004 through 2007 for the Redskins, followed by two seasons as the Defensive Coordinator under former coach Jim Zorn. He served as the Chicago Bears' defensive coordinator for five years prior to joining the Redskins.

Biography[edit]

On Jan. 26, 2008, Blache was named defensive coordinator of the Redskins. He had spent the previous four seasons leading the Redskins' defensive line unit.

Blache previously was defensive coordinator in Chicago. In 2003, Blache's Chicago defense finished the season fifth in the NFC in total defense, and 14th in the NFL, the team's highest league overall-ranking since the 1998 season.

During his tenure, Blache's defenses forced 138 turnovers, including 37 in 2001, the most by a Bears defense since 1990, and accounted for 13 touchdowns (two in 1999, four in 2000, five in 2001, one in 2002, and one in 2003). Blache has retired, but has made public comments about Redskins' defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' use of a bounty system to reward potentially-injurious behavior.

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Preceded by
Bob Slowik
Chicago Bears Defensive Coordinators
1999-2003
Succeeded by
Ron Rivera
Preceded by
Robert Nunn
Washington Redskins Defensive Line Coaches
2004-2007
Succeeded by
John Palermo
Preceded by
Gregg Williams
Washington Redskins Defensive Coordinator
2008-2009
Succeeded by
Jim Haslett