Not Everybody Is Happy With Lovie's Extention...

Last Thursday, Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Sun-Times wrote a very "compelling" article in a bit of a protest against the 2 year extension of Lovie's contract (see article).  Morrissey went a step further in making a vivid comparison of Lovie to NY Jets head coach Rex Ryan.  Ultimately Morrissey had to admit that the comparison was more like comparing "apples-to-oranges".

Smith and Ryan are on two "very" different frequencies when it comes to their coaching styles, and the way they communicate.  One thing that Morrissey pointed out (which stuck-to-me like glue) was the fact that Ryan has brought his team to the conference title game back-to-back in his first two years as the HC.  Now Ryan has raised the stakes even higher with a guarantee that his Jets will get to the Super Bowl in 2011 (Ryan's 3rd year as HC).

This alone is a very clear indication that Rex Ryan has tasted the sweet elixir of "winning", and he "craves" it literally like a junkie with a new-drug.  On the other hand, it took Lovie 3 more years to get back to playoffs after our trip to the big game in 2006.  Where was the "zest" the "zeal", and the "hunger" for getting back to the place where you left off.  In fact, Morrissey even went on to state that Lovie should have been "canned" at the end of the 2009 season where he landed with a 7-9 record (worst then the year before).  Can't argue with Morrissey there....

So now we have another 2 years with Smith and Angelo.  Quite frankly, if I read Ted Phillips's body language correctly, I'm quit certain that he's looking for a trip to the Super Bowl either in 2011 or 2012, or else it's "adios Lovie & Jerry".  Phillips recently stated that he was not going to cut salaries or layoff any of the Bears coaches or front office personnel (should a lock-out occur) citing that he wanted our organization to keep "working-hard" in maintaining a competitive edge, and position us for another championship run.

I also believe that Phillips is well aware of just how "pissed-off" we Bears fans are, and that we will not except anything less than a "championship" effort, especially since the "cheese-heads" came into "our-house" and took our trophy.....     

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