I believe John Mullin's reporting on Lovie Smith's future was most likely thorough and accurate. I also believe - after sitting through this afternoon's utter disgrace of a football team - that Lovie Smith will be fired as the head coach of the Chicago Bears.
The quarterback is lost. The receivers are lost. The defense is the worst I've seen in my lifetime. Worse than all that, the team plays without any passion. They're deceased. And so it the head coach's career in Chicago.
I've believed all along that Jerry Angelo would get to hire one more coach and based on today's comments, I believe he does too. "At the end of the year, we sit down, we talk," Angelo said at Sunday's game between the Bears and the Ravens, according to the Associated Press.
It is no longer a decision. The Bears are currently - without question - one of the worst teams in the NFL. Lovie Smith should be fired tomorrow morning, if only to prevent Shanny from prematurely signing a deal to coach in Washington. If this man is retained in Chicago, the organization is telling everyone who loves the team that terrible will be tolerated.
It won't be. We'll have to find a way to show them that next Monday night.