2011 NFL Playoffs: Lovie Smith Reveals No Love For The Green Bay Packers

January 22, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

From day one at Halas Hall, coach Lovie Smith wasn't afraid to announce to reporters what his goals were for the Chicago Bears during his tenure as head coach. This week he said, "When you're setting your program up, you have to have a goal you can achieve right away, a short-term goal, one game. It was easy. It was the Packers."
As a quite calm and collective coach amidst the newest fad of loud and obnoxious coaches trying to divert attention from the field to off of it, Smith has trouble putting in his two cents about the NFL.

It isn't often you hear Smith starting any controversy with reporters or calling out players or officials. You never hear any talk of the opponent; only the common mantra: "We are preparing just like any other game."

But this week he is different. Smith has no love for the Pack. "You just look at our history and it does have a respectful tone, but it can be nasty also. It's going to be a physical game. We don't like each other," he said.<...

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