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The long overdue firing of Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith following the team's fifth missed postseason in the last six years has sparked some intense reactions from both players and fans alike. It's no secret that the mild-mannered Smith earned a reputation as a "player's coach" and gained the respect and support from his locker room over his nine year tenure in Chicago."I have a lot of respect for the guy. He's made friends with a lot of the players. He's a players' coach. I think right now I'm a little surprised, a little sad. Wish I could have done more offensively to help him out," remarked Jay Cutler upon hearing the news of Smith's dismissal.However, approval from his subordinates and a 81-63 overall record as the Bears' head coach aren't enough to stick with Smith moving forward. Since winning the NFC in 2006 and subsequently losing Super Bowl XLI 29-17 to Peyton Manning's Indianapolis Colts, Lovie's Be...
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Howard Simon of WGR Radio reports that the Buffalo Bills are expected to interview former Bears head coach Lovie Smith this weekend.
The Bills are reportedly considering a number of options including Ken Whisenhunt, Chip Kelly, Ray Horton and Doug Marrone. Whisenhunt actually interviewed for the job a few days ago and appears to be the favorite, but Smith could change that...
The Chicago Bears are apparently taking an out-of-the-box approach to the post-Lovie Smith era.
Not one to limit themselves to the United States in an attempt to fill their head coaching vacancy, the Bears are set to interview Marc Trestman for the position, who has spent the last five years coaching the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes. Over that period Montreal has...
Recently fired Chicago Bears Lovie Smith is expected interview with the Buffalo Bills soon, according to multiple reports. NFL.com said Smith has been speaking to the Bills, but hasn't received an official interview for their vacant head coaching position. Smith has received interest from a few teams. The Bills' search also reportedly includes Oregon's Chip Kelly, fired...
The Buffalo Bills are reported to be in Arizona interviewing candidates for the team’s Head Coach vacancy. The candidates with which the team has official interviews on it’s slate so far are former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhut, Cardinals defensive coordinator, Ray Horton, former Chicago Bears head coach, Lovie Smith, with the most polarizing figure [...]The post The Case...
Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has been given permission to interview with the Chicago Bears for their head coaching job.
The Colts said they granted permission Thursday. It remains unclear when the meeting will take place because teams cannot interview coaches whose teams are still in the playoffs.
The Bears are trying to replace Lovie Smith, who was fired Monday. They...
The Buffalo Bills confirmed via Twitter that they interviewed University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly, former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith and Syracuse University head coach Doug Marrone on Friday. The Bills met with Kelly in Arizona on Friday after Kelly also met with the Cleveland Browns. He is close to a deal with Cleveland, according to multiple reports. Smith...
While it’s easy to forget now, it was just seven years ago that the biggest story in the lead-up to Super Bowl XL was the race of the head coaches Lovie Smith and Jim Caldwell. The pair were the first African-American coaches to ever go head-to-head with the Vince Lombardi Trophy on the line, and it was all anyone seemed to talk about in the days prior to kick-off.