Bears Fire Lovie Smith

Posted: December 31, 2012 in NFC NORTH
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After 9 seasons, the Chicago Bears have finally parted ways with Head Coach Lovie Smith.lovie

 
This move has split the sports world into two camps. On the one side, you have the talking heads at ESPN and Fox, such as Jay Glazer and Colin Cowherd who — despite just a few weeks ago there being a report out about Lovie has never ‘out-coached’ anyone — spouting off about how all of the players are upset and that this is the surprise of NFL black monday.

In the other camp you have all of the millions of Chicago Bears fans and the entire city, along with myself, who think the move is long overdue.

Yes Lovie has a winning 79-62 record with the team. And he has a 3-3 post season record. The problem here is two-fold. First, Lovie has the personality of a cardboard cutout, with all of his “Kyle Orton-Jonathan Quinn- Rex Grossman-Brian Griese-etc. is our QB” coach speak. Secondly is Lovie never actually coached. HE has little to nothing to do with the offense, and although the team runs HIS Tampa2 D, he had to fire himself as defensive coordinator. So what exactly is he doing with the team? He isn’t really a motivator, or one to rally the troops. As a matter of fact, I think that Dave Toub’s special teams have more to do with the team’s success over the past few years than any other single factor.

That being said, I know that the players love him and are rightly upset. But the winds of change are blowing through the Windy City and we all have to accept it. More to come on who the team has lined up for interviews. Gruden? Cowher? Reid? DITKA??!

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