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According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Chicago Bears don’t plan offering head coach Lovie Smith a contract extension now that the they’re in the middle of a free fall as we get closer to the end of the regular season.
At the midpoint of the season, with his team boasting a 7-1 record, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith seemed to be improving his odds of getting a contract extension. Since then, the team has gone 1-4 and talk of a new deal has dried up, placing the Bears on the list of teams that could be searching for a new coach in a matter of weeks.
Smith, who signed a two-year extension in 2011, has one year remaining on his current deal and is seeking to avoid having to work through a lame-duck year. But his team’s current swoon has removed his leverage and placed a lame-duck year among the best-case scenarios. The Bears have shown no inclination to extend the deal, sources said, preferring to wait and see how the rest of the season unfolds. The fact that first-year gener...
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If the Chicago Bears had any real intention of participating in the 2012 NFL playoffs then a win on Sunday at home against the NFC North leading Green Bay Packers was a must. A Bears loss would not only concede the division title to the Packers but it would also give the Minnesota Vikings the opportunity to slide into the sixth seed in the NFC playoffs with only two games remaining...
The Chicago Bears started out 7-1 and they are now 8-6. Head Coach Lovie Smith, whose seat is getting hotter each week, just doesn’t know what to say.
The Bears spiral could stop Sunday, when they play the Arizona Cardinals, it really is a must game now. A lot of teams who are actually winning games keep passing the Bears.
The Green Bay Packers claimed the division yesterday...
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) Lovie Smith isn't going to get caught up in any outside discussion about his job security with the Bears scuffling along and in danger of missing the playoffs after a 7-1 start.
Chicago's coach says his only focus is on trying to get a wild-card spot by beating Arizona this weekend and then winning the regular-season finale at Detroit.
Brian Urlacher has seen his Chicago Bears lose their last 3 games and 4 out of their last 5. Urlacher has been sidelined with a hamstring injury and has apparently been paying a lot more attention to the media and the fans.
CT - Appearing Sunday night with sports anchor Lou Canellis on WFLD-Ch. 32,
Urlacher bristled when told that fans and the media were being critical...
While the Chicago Bears have already listed linebacker Brian
Urlacher and cornerback Tim Jennings as out for tomorrow’s pivotal matchup
against the Green Bay Packers, the team could also be without defensive linemen
Henry Melton and Shea McClellin.
Urlacher (hamstring) and Jennings (shoulder) missed the
entire week of practice and have been ruled out for the Packers game...
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The rapid descent of the Chicago Bears from playoff contender to also rans highlights the agenda on the next edition of “Bears Claws.” Join the guys as they dissect Sunday’s disappointing 21-13 loss to the Packers, search for answers, and breakdown the playoff picture. They’ll also debate the future of Bears head coach Lovie Smith. This week’s special guest is [...]
As Chicago's slide continued Sunday with a home loss to NFC North rival Green Bay, boos rained down on the Bears from frustated fans. And linebacker Brian Urlacher didn't like it. The Bears fell to 8-6 with their fifth loss in the past six games and are in danger of missing the playoffs after seemingly being a shoo-in a few weeks ago. Urlacher, the 34-year-old veteran...
A referee throws a flag on Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) after a pass in the end zone in the third quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field in Chicago on Sunday, December 16, 2012. Offensive pass interference was called. (Chris Sweda/ Chicago Tribune)
“I’’m feeling real good and refreshed by the referees calling the right things. That’s what...
Like death and taxes, the Packers' defensive dominance of Jay Cutler is practically a sure thing. The Bears gave up two first-round picks, a third-round pick and Kyle Orton in hopes of getting their championship quarterback. Instead, Cutler is 1-7 against Green Bay.
Other than Brandon Marshall, no other Chicago wide receiver caught a pass against the Packers. The lack of secondary production has become a trend for the Bears’ passing attack this season.
Losers of four of their last five games and hanging precariously on the NFC playoff fence, the Chicago Bears attempt to slay their bitter rival Green Bay in a key NFC North match-up at Soldier Field on Sunday. The 8-5 Bears have stumbled since a 7-1 start, thanks to a porous offensive line and some key injuries. Unlike the first half [...]
If you live outside the Chicago city limits, you probably can’t smell it, but there’s a whole lotta stink emanating from Soldier Field these days. The Chicago Bears train wreck continued careening out of control Sunday afternoon in front of another sellout crowd of 62,534. Why these people continue to pay the fourth-highest ticket [...]
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The Chicago Bears came into the 2012 NFL Season with a goal, to once again become Super Bowl Champions. The Bears missed the playoffs last season due to a handful of injuries and a poor offense. They lacked an elite play making WR and a consistent Quarterback.
So the Bears made a statement in the past NFL off-season. They went out and snagged...
CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora wrote today about young executives ready to get a shot at GM positions in the league. In that piece, he referred once again to the rumors that Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner are likely to remove Tom Heckert at season’s end and replace him with former Eagles personnel man Mike Lombardi-
“I continue to hear that it is likely the Browns do not retain...