When will the Bears organization realize Lovie Smith isn’t a great coach?
This week’s rant of the week centers around another Bears loss to another inferior opponent. I wonder how many more times do the talented (at least roster-wise) Bears have to lose before the McCaskey family realizes that it is time to fire Coach Lovie Smith. Smith has been the coach of the Chicago Bears for what seems like an eternity. His best season included a trip to the Super Bowl during the 2006 season. Bears fans know how that one ended. The organization for some odd reason has given him the benefit of the doubt year after year. The difference between other long-tenured coaches (and I believe Smith is the second-longest tenured coach only to Coach Belichick of the New England Patriots) is that they have all won at least 1 Super Bowl.
The Bears roster has been very talented for many years. Yet it seems like it’s deemed a success if they make it to the playoffs (even if they lose their first game). If the Bears don’t win it all this year then I think it is time to part ways. With an aging defense and an offense with stars in their prime there isn’t much time to keep waiting for another magical 2006 season.
Here are some coaching and personnel mistakes that have dumbfounded me this season.
- How do you not draft or sign a noteworthy offensive lineman this offseason. The offensive line has always been mediocre at best. If anything is has deteriorated since the Bears inexplicable parted ways with C Olin Kreutz a couple of seasons ago.
- Why is Lovie Smith gun-hole about naming Kellen Davis a great TE when it is a miracle if he catches one pass in a game? The Bears used to have the greatest TEs in the league a few years ago. Now they have the worse.
- I don’t understand why the Bears believe that Devin Hester is some great receiver. HE IS A GREAT PUNT/KICK RETURNER. Always has been. Always will be. Don’t forget that.
These are only some of the many debatable decisions by this coaching staff. At the end of the day it all falls on Lovie Smith. I just hope the Bears don’t make the playoffs and lose after a game or two and Smith is once again rewarded a contract extension.
What do you think?
Is Lovie Smith a good coach?
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