Hmmm, yeah, I dont recall him playing for the Bears? But, you know how I feel about that franchise anyways (sans Ditka years). Hate could be clouding my memory.
But, Pardee had a fairly fascinating career. Talk about remaking yourself? His coaching stints with the Rams and Skins was before my time, but I still know he wasn't running the Run and Shoot with those teams. Then, some 11 years later, he storms the NFL and takes the Oilers to 4 straight playoff years (may've included a playoff game where Fredd Young got jobbed on an int vs Hawks).
That's my IIRC factoid. And, obviously, I spent age 4 and beyond obsessing over football, because I shouldn't know about Pardee.