I hope he and Emery are a match made in heaven, and we win multiple Super Bowls with them both. DYNASTY with Emery finally here to feed Lovie top-tier talent.
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I do wanna say this. I've watched every Chicago Bears game since 2002 (minus the Carolina Panthers game last year; those ********** voted some other team on AFN, so i got to watch only part of it on computer) and, my two favorite coaches from that point on were Lovie and Herm Edwards. The problem with both of them early was that they were horrible with clock management, challenges and halftime adjustments early in their careers. With Lovie, i think any Bears fan has noticed he's actually gotten somewhat better at those peripheral aspects of coaching, but for whatever reason, didn't put his foot down with Martz. I think at this point, he's smart enough (and with his feet to the fire) to challenge his OC if it's not working. But, that it took several games into the last two seasons shows he's not fully polished as a coach in that regard yet. He's been coaching since 2004, so one would want a new coach to have to come in and install their gameplan, but with what should be an explosive offense, his "Cover 2" should not break down due to offensive inefficiencies forcing them on the field longer than need be. Bottom line, he's got the time in service and knows how to coach, and with this team, there's absolutely no excuse (injuries or not) to save him for next year.
yes he is and he needs to win and win early in the season.
Lovie is the 2nd or 3rd winniest coach and only the 2nd to get the Bears to a SB. He should be given plenty of leaway. Not to mention Vir Mck Loves her some Lovie the good christian man that he is; when the owner is on your side on and off the field good luck getting rid of him.
BUT w/the talent on this team there is no reason(barring massive inj issues to key players) there is no reason to not make a deep run to the playoffs if not make another SB run. IF that doesn't happen and there are no reasons(inj's) then I think the Bears would have to at least look around for potential coaches. But I wouldn't get rid of him just for the sake of ridding. You have to either have a coach from the inside ready to step up or have a established coach more the ready and willing to step in that has a better track record then Lovie.
Mike Tice 4 Prez in 2013? Naw, Lovie has got this, no worries...
Lovie Smith says Bears' coaching staff 'needed different leadership'
BY SEAN JENSEN firstname.lastname@example.org February 23, 2012 10:30PM
INDIANAPOLIS — Lovie Smith lamented the ouster of the general manager who hired him and applauded the general manager who’ll determine how much longer he’ll remain the Bears coach.
But as he prepares for the 2012 season, Smith couldn’t be more pleased with the coaching staff he has assembled.
“We have great leadership,” Smith said. “We have a strong staff, and I know the guys are excited about the offseason. We missed it last year and can’t wait to get back out there [in April].”
Longtime general manager Jerry Angelo was replaced by Phil Emery last month, and the team is undergoing changes under a new leader. But with the right offseason moves, the Bears can bounce back next season, and their continuity, not only with players but coaches, could be a key.
Smith is excited about his entire staff, even mentioning special-teams assistant Kevin O’Dea. But he’s especially grateful for the experience of his three coordinators, two of whom have been head coaches (Mike Tice and Rod Marinelli) and another (Dave Toub) who interviewed for the Miami Dolphins’ head-coaching vacancy last month.
The most notable change was at offensive coordinator. The Bears parted ways with Mike Martz and promoted offensive line coach Tice.
Another additional thought on Lovie. We've suffered through the learning curve years of pain (as Lovie was getting his "on the job" training as a head coach). Now we have a solid GM, Coordinators & the positional coaches have been improved too (I do like having Bates here). Heck, I like the fact we have George McCaskey in charge now too.
It would be stupid, after doing all of this, to fire Lovie. Right now, "continuity" will be our friend moving forward. We should be a rock solid franchise for the foreseeable future now. Lovie now has the experience - AND the resources, to win year after year.
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