Posts tagged "Lovie Smith"

No love for Lovie, no job for Jerry

No love for Lovie, no job for Jerry
For fans who like to keep up on former Bears’ GMs and head coaches, the immediate future looks bleak for our past leaders. Ex-GM Jerry Angelo is apparently not being considered as a finalist for the New York Jets’ GM vacancy, and Lovie Smith would rather stay home than work as a defensive coordinator. This... Read more »

Tough decisions ahead for Phil Emery and the Bears

Tough decisions ahead for Phil Emery and the Bears
The Chicago Bears enter the 2013 offseason with a series of decisions to make, none of which have a clear cut answer. The 10-6 record, on the outside, seems like a successful season despite missing the playoffs. But the Bears, who lost five out of six games, have failed to make the playoffs the last... Read more »

Change isn't always a bad thing

Change isn't always a bad thing
Up until this morning, when news broke that Lovie Smith was out as Chicago Bears’ head coach, a lot of Bears fans still believed Phil Emery was just a puppet for the McCaskey family, who like Smith immensely. It should be clear now that Emery is pulling the strings, and he and Gorge McCaskey are... Read more »
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Bears fire Lovie Smith

Bears fire Lovie Smith
The Chicago Bears have fired head coach Lovie Smith, the team confirmed Monday. General manager Phil Emery will hold a press conference on Tuesday at 10 A.M. CT in the George “Mugs” Halas Auditorium at Halas Hall. Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times cited sources who pointed to starting the season 7-1 while ultimately missing the playoffs as large... Read more »

Eulogizing Lovie Smith's career in Chicago

Eulogizing Lovie Smith's career in Chicago
Lovie Smith was a player’s coach. Rex Grossman was his quarterback. Terry Shea, Ron Turner, Mike Martz and Mike Tice were his offensive coordinators. Tony Dungy is his friend. For nine seasons he coached the Chicago Bears. For nine seasons we waited. He didn’t even grow a mustache. Now, as the Lovie Smith era seems... Read more »

Bears could switch to a 3-4 defense, but they’ll need to focus on offense

Bears could switch to a 3-4 defense, but they’ll need to focus on offense
Depending on how Chicago finishes the season, General Manager Phil Emery could have a tough decision at the end of the year. The Bears need to win out, and have certain teams lose, to ensure a playoff berth. For Smith, watching another playoffs start from home could ultimately cost him his job. Emery inherited Smith,... Read more »
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Lovie Smith deserves to be fired, but will he?

Lovie Smith deserves to be fired, but will he?
The Chicago Bears have entered self-destruct mode. Lovie Smith’s ticket out of town should already be on hold at the airport desk. As a fan, I am, and think you should, root for a total collapse. It’s happened again. The Bears have fallen apart in December. Under head coach Lovie Smith, the Bears are .500... Read more »

If Smith goes, make it 5 coordinators in 6 seasons for Jay Cutler

If Smith goes, make it 5 coordinators in 6 seasons for Jay Cutler
While the Chicago Bears still hold their fate in their hands, currently the projected sixth seed in the NFC, losing four of their last five has done nothing to inspire optimism for a team once on the cusp of historic greatness defensively, while notching an impressive 7-1 start. The downward trend has—as it invariably does... Read more »

Are Bears fans rooting for Lovie to fail?

Are Bears fans rooting for Lovie to fail?
As the groundswell for the removal of head coach Lovie Smith gains momentum in dimly lit taverns full of navy blue clad patrons, Chicago Bears fans everywhere have a difficult decision to make. The Bears are in jeopardy of missing the playoffs entirely, which would surely seal Lovie’s fate, but 10 wins is certainly within... Read more »
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Time is up for Lovie Smith

Time is up for Lovie Smith
Here we go again; the “FIRE LOVIE SMITH” people are back. And, actually, I just might agree with them . . . again. Smith may boast an overall winning record, but what does that really mean? When a coach goes nearly a decade without a championship, especially in a large-market town like Chicago, it’s time... Read more »
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