Posts tagged Lovie Smith

Bears New Coach Doesn’t Care About Beating Packers

Marc Trestman

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman is a sharp guy. He demonstrated that on Thursday when he pretty much said he didn’t know who the Green Bay Packers were.

They Didn’t Think Much of Lovie Smith in Illinois

Lovie Smith

Some people were surprised the Chicago Bears fired Lovie Smith. Those people do not reside in the state of Illinois, a disparity of opinion that amuses us.

Lovie Smith Out in Chicago

Lovie Smith

The Chicago Bears will be sucking ass with a new coach next season. The Bears canned Lovie Smith this morning after missing the playoffs for the second straight season.

Bears Are Going to the Super Bowl!

Brandon Marshall: douche

The Chicago Bears are going to the Super Bowl, according to receiver Brandon Marshall. Here’s one more reason for you to hate those idiots.

Angelo, Martz Out In Chicago

Jerry Angelo

Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo has been canned and offensive coordinator Mike Martz has resigned. Coach Lovie Smith will get to keep his job, but the times they are a changin’ in Chicago.

Lovie Smith: Still An Idiot

Lovie Smith

After Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith led his team to the NFC North title and NFC Championship game last season, I began to develop some respect for him. Since then, he’s done nothing but prove my initial feeling about him correct. He’s a complete idiot.

Lovie Smith Gets His Extension, Talks Up Cutler

Lovie Smith

The Chicago Bears have given coach Lovie Smith a two-year contract extension.

Smith, who was entering the final year of a four-year contract, made $5.5 million under his old deal, making him one of the highest-paid coaches in the NFL. Assuming he didn’t take a pay cut, Smith makes slightly more than Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, who recently signed an extension paying him an average of $5 million a year.

McCarthy Will Get Three-Year Extension

Mike McCarthy

Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy will get a three-year contract extension paying him an average of $5 million per year, according to Bob McGinn.

The finishing touches haven’t been put on the deal yet, but that seems like a formality at this point. The Packers announced general manager Ted Thompson’s three-year contract extension last week — a deal he signed in December.

Bears Won’t Rest Their Starters

Lovie Smith

The Chicago Bears have already wrapped up the NFC North title, but that won’t keep them from playing their starters in what may or may not be a meaningless game against the Green Bay Packers, on Sunday. In all likelihood, the Bears will be playing for a first-round bye in the playoffs, unless the Minnesota […]

Predictons: Packers vs. Bears

Steffen: It’s hard for me to say this, but I think Packer nation just has to accept it — the Chicago Bears are better than they were last year. They are a different, more confident team. They are playing faster on a defense that features a refurbished Brian Urlacher and the freakish abilities of Julius […]

Bears Still Third Best In Division

Julius Peppers

I’ll be honest, I like to laugh at the Chicago Bears, whether they’re mortgaging their future to acquire Jay Cutler, pretending they have serviceable wide receivers or completely bungling their search for an offensive coordinator. Under general manager Jerry Angelo, the Bears are funny. And yes, I mean funny like a clown. So, the Bears […]

Bears Can’t Give Away Defensive Coordinator Job

Rod Marinelli

Much like their open offensive coordinator position, which they finally filled with their seventh choice, the Chicago Bears couldn’t find a defensive coordinator. So, on Friday they decided to give up and make assistant head coach/defensive line coach Rod Marinelli their defensive coordinator. Wait a minute, you say? I know this Marinelli guy! You sure […]

Chicago Bears Settle For Mike Martz

Mike Martz

The spin machine is working overtime in Chicago where the Bears have hired former St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz as their offensive coordinator. The disaster that is the Chicago Bears organization tells it like this: Martz was the Bears first choice all along and the only one offered the job. In reality, the Bears […]

No One Wants to Coach in Chicago

Lovie Smith

Well, maybe not no one – Chicago Bears’ coach Lovie Smith probably still wants to coach there, but he hasn’t exactly been given a recipe that’s likely to result in success. After firing half of his staff, simply because the Bears’ organization was too cheap to do what they really wanted to do and fire […]

Cleaning House In Chicago

Well, the Chicago Bears were too cheap to fire coach Lovie Smith after all, but they did do plenty of house cleaning on Tuesday. First, let’s address Smith. He’s under contract for two more years at a total of $11 million. Despite going 23-25 in the past three seasons, including 7-9 this season, the Bears […]

Lowly Bears Apologize To Fans In Full-Page Ad

My days are numbered....

Ah, how the mighty have fallen. Picked by some in the preseason to win the Super Bowl, the Chicago Bears instead struggled to a 7-9 record and failed to make the playoffs for the third season in a row. In response, the team took out a full-page ad in two of Chicago’s papers Monday apologizing […]

Shanahan Wants to Coach the Bears

Hey Jay, remember when you were good?

Former Denver Broncos’ coach and Chicago native Mike Shanahan is “extremely interested” in coaching the Chicago Bears, according to ESPN. Shanahan would be reunited with Bears’ quarterback Jay Cutler, who had two strong seasons under Shanahan in Denver, if he did take over in the Windy City. “The job is really attractive to Mike,” a […]

Lovie May Be Done In Chicago, But He Isn’t the Real Problem

Smith and Angelo in better times. Oh, wait... wrong Lovey.

We’ve alluded to the distinct possibility that Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith may be finished in the Windy City, but the strongest evidence to support this possibility emerged after the Bears’ pathetic 31-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, on Sunday. In some circles, it was thought that Smith was safe because the organization was unlikely […]

Oh Yeah, Packers Are Playing The Bears This Week

In case you forgot, the Green Bay Packers are playing the Chicago Bears this week. That had kind of slipped my mind because… what’s that old song? Oh yeah, it’s this one. The Bears (5-7) are bad this season for a lot of reasons. Most noted is the fact quarterback Jay Culter leads the league […]

The Packers Defensive Resurgence Begins On The Line And A Few Other Notes

No, it wasn’t lost on us. We pointed out how well the Green Bay Packers defense played in week one both during the game and in the aftermath. That, however, has been somewhat lost in the blather surrounding the terrible performance of the Packers offensive line. It should be noted, though, both Cullen Jenkins and […]