Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/12/14
This firing of Lovie Smith was demanded by Chicago Bears fans and a surprise to the league after finishing with a 10-6 season in 2012.  Smith had developed a profound defense but could not establish an offense that could carry into the playoffs. But to his credit he led the Bears to NFC division titles and a Super Bowl appearance in 2006.  However, one of his main goals in the beginning was to beat the Green Bay Packers.That has not been the case with new coach, Marc Trestman.  He knew he was going to have to reconstruct an already confused and dysfunctional offense under three different systems; Turner, Martz and Tice. He has never once vowed to beat a certain team. His focus was to get the Bears players to work together as a team of brothers with a passion to make plays.  It was already predicted by so-called sports experts that he would not be able to “fix” Cutler and start the season with a winning record.  His secret was developing a relationship with quarterback Jay Cutler and...
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