Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 7/28/12

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)
Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey said on Friday that Lovie Smith would be the head coach for the Chicago Bears in 2012, and new general manager Phil Emery would have the freedom to make a change at season's end. "We told Phil when he came in that Lovie had to be the coach in 2012. He accepted that condition," McCaskey  told 'The Carmen, Jurko & Harry Show' on ESPN 1000. "We also told him that he would have the freedom to make a change if he thought it was necessary after 2012." As if the pressure on Smith wasn't enough this year. The team went out and acquired pieces, like Brandon Marshall, to make the team more of a Super Bowl contender. Now it seems as if management has this season dubbed as Super Bowl or bust for Smith. It's rather unfortunate for the coach entering his ninth season with the team and has a 71-57 regular season record. It also just so happens that the NFC North is stronger than its ever been. Smith brought the Bears to the Super Bowl in 2006, but
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