I know there is a pro-Lovie camp in Chicago. He’s a good coach. The players like him. His Defenses are always at the top of the league. He took us to a Super Bowl. Well, none of that should matter today. Because today should be the day Lovie Smith is fired as Head Coach of the Chicago Bears.
Yes we won 10 games. Yes that’s exceptionally hard to do in the NFL but look at it from the other side, this is the 5th time out of the last 6 seasons that we have missed the playoffs. That is and should be totally unacceptable. Any other coach misses the playoffs 5 out of 6 years and he’s gone. Plain and Simple.
But more than anything I’m sick of having a Head Coach that has ZERO clue what to do on Offense. ZERO. The Mike Tice hiring has been nothing short of a complete and utter disaster. Everyone agrees with that. So what are you going to do? Fire Tice? Then what? Who would ever want to come and be the Bears Offensive Coordinator under Lovie when he’s 1) A Lame Duck coach and 2) Is basically a glorified D-Coordinator (an exceptional one at that) who has no grasp of the offensive side of the ball. Its maddening. This league is won on Offense. I feel like we’re driving on a highway and we cross over a state and the speed limit goes from 55 to 75 yet we’re still cruising at 57 mph. Everyone else is passing us while we keep doing the same things over and over again with no new results.
But at the end of the day I don’t think Lovie will get fired. Why? Because the players love him and more importantly he has money left on his contract and we all know the Bears are cheap. They see firing Lovie as essentially paying 2 head coaches, not something that needs to happen to take this organization in a different direction. And like I said, I think Lovie has been a great coach. This isn’t a “The Bears are a disaster and this guy sucks, lets run him out of town” blog. I actually think the Bears are just a few pieces away from being competitive at the highest level. But one of those pieces is a change in philosophy and a Head Coach that is invested in the offense.