Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase didn't take a traditional path to the NFL sidelines. He didn't play football professionally, nor did he play the game in college. His career began as a graduate assistant at LSU in 2000, and he has spent the last 15 years climbing the coaching ladder.

Heavily influenced by Mike Martz from their time together in Detroit and San Francisco (2006-2008), Gase came to the Bears this offseason from the Denver Broncos with head coach John Fox. There, he helped quarterback Peyton Manning add to his lengthy list of NFL records, including the single-season touchdown (55) and yardage marks (5,477) -- both set in 2013.

Gase spoke about his unique coaching career in a one-on-one interview with Lou Canellis of FOX 32 for the Bears' official YouTube channel. Quarterback Jay Cutler also sounds off on his new offensive coordinator in the video player below.

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