Lovie Blames the Players
Interesting comments from Lovie Smith regarding his disaster of a defense:
"We have been in position to make some plays," said
Bears coach Lovie Smith. "It's still a playmaker's game and when you
have a situation to make a play, we need to.
"As far as why (it's happening), there is a lot of reasons why. That's why you're an NFL player - paid to make plays."
Translation: our defensive struggles are not my fault. It is Al Afalava's fault. It is Kevin Payne's fault. But not mine. But please, Bears players. Keep defending your stand-up head coach.
Morrissey Hides His Best Point
I think I like today's Rick Morrissey column far more than I wanted to. He nails my feelings perfectly with this brilliant bit:
Any good things that could happen to Cutler ahead would be greatly
aided by Smith's ouster. Now, if only we knew who makes the final
decisions at Halas Hall.
It's not very becoming to show glee over the possibility of a person
or persons being unemployed. I know this. It's not something that makes
me particularly proud.
I can't add anything to that.
DaBearsBlog in Chicago
I'm arriving in Chicago Sunday morning and will be spending all day and night at Rossi's on North State. Let me know if you wanna stop by and say hello.