Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/19/12

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 04: Head coach Lovie Smith of the Chicago Bears call defensive plays as his team takes on the Detroit Lions on October 4, 2009 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 48-24. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Chicago Bears started the 2012 season on fire rolling to a 7-1 record.  Since that point, the Monsters of the Midway have lost five of their last six games.  While there have been plenty of places for Bears fans to point their fingers, the biggest issue goes to coaching. The offense and the offensive line has struggled mightily despite having Jay Cutler at quarterback and Brandon Marshall at wide receiver.  Offensive line has been an issue for the Bears going all the way back to the 2007 season.  Not to mention that over his tenure as head coach Lovie's offense has finished no higher than 15th over 9 seasons, with this years offense buried near the bottom of the league statistically.Throughout his time in Chicago, the Bears problems all seem to repeat.  Whether it be a bad offense, or a solid defense that seems to fade into mediocrity after the mid point of the season.  One of Lovie's biggest problems has been beating the Green Bay Packers, particularly recently-- the Bears have lost 6 straight to their rival and 8 of the last 9.While many candidates would be a good fit in the windy city, most Bears fans are clamoring for an offensive minded coach and a head coach with prior experience.  While an offensive minded coach might be a good fit, this Bears franchise has prided itself on its defense, so do not be surprised to see another defensive expert as the new Bears coach. 
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