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Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that there’s an “outside chance” that Lovie Smith could be fired following the team’s “late-season meltdown.”
Telander adds that such a move would cost the Bears $5 million, but the fact that Chicago has dropped four of their last five games since starting off 7 and 1, makes it seem like an actual possibility.
Tom Waddle of the NFL Network seemed to agree that Lovie could be shown the door in the near future if the Bears season continues to head south.
“I think he’s on the hot seat now,” Waddle said, via Pro Football Talk. “It’s a bottom line business, and as of right now they’ve missed the postseason four of the last five years. If they make it five out of six, they’ve got a new general manager in place who has the autonomy to make the decision on the coaching position. I think in fact if they don’t get to the postseason, it’s very likely you will see a coaching change. And if they limp to the postseason and one and done, I still t
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Lovie Smith realizes the Chicago Bears no longer control their fate in the NFC North. Their playoff hopes still are in their hands, though.
That's something Smith emphasized Monday after an ugly loss at Minnesota that knocked the Bears (8-5) out of first place in the division. They've dropped four of five with Green Bay coming to Soldier Field this week.
If the Packers...
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago bears QB Jay Cutler has a sprained MCL, although it's not too severe, as head coach Lovie Smith said Thursday that he's not concerned about Cutler not playing Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. “None at all,” Smith said, via Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. The team held a limited practice Thrusday and he&...
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a sprained MCL, but is expected to be able to play in Sunday’s game against the Packers. A team source said it’s not remotely as serious as the MCL injury that knocked him out of the second half of the NFC championship game loss to the Packers two years ago at Soldier Field. Cutler is expected to...
We review last week's loss to the Minnesota Vikings, engage in a heated discussion regarding Lovie Smith's future with the Bears, break down an injury filled roster and much more. We also preview this week's contest agains the Packers with Bill Huber of PackerReport.com.
Since the 2004 season, the Chicago Bears have had Lovie Smith as their head coach. In those nine seasons, the Chicago Bears have enjoyed some moderate success, particularly early in Smith's tenure. Two of the first three seasons with Lovie at the helm saw the Bears win back to back NFC North division titles, the 2006 NFC Championship, and a loss to the Colts and Peyton Manning...
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith leaves the field after a 21-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 at Mall of America Field in Minneapolis. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune)
Here are the Week 15 power rankings from various sites around the web:
ESPN: #11 (Last week: #8)
Analysis, “Once 7-1 and a candidate for this poll’s top spot, the Bears have fallen,...
The idea behind this post has nothing to do with the loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday and everything we've seen from this team. Honestly, this has more to do with tenure than this year's team, this opinion is simply a reflection that the Bears should end the madness.
While ultimately the decision to fire Lovie Smith will be made based on wins and losses...
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said on his weekly show on ESPN 1000 that he received treatment Monday morning on his sore neck and should be able to play against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Cutler was knocked out in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Minnesota Vikings when defensive end Everson Griffen snapped his head back during a tackle.
It’s very rare that a Lovie Smith coached team has a player make national headlines with comments through the press. Then again, there has not been a player with the clout that wide receiver Brandon Marshall carries in Chicago during Smith’s nine seasons as head coach.In the Bears press conference after a light walkthrough practice at Halas Hall on Wednesday, Marshall may have...
This week we talked about the current state of the Chicago Bears. Had an intense talk about Lovie Smith and about whether he should be a part of the future of the franchise. We also talked about Brandon Marshall's cal out of the Green Bay Packer, Lance Briggs responding to Jermichael Finley. Also Bill Huber of Packer Report joined us for an in-depth look on the Packers.