Chicago Bears Insider: Should Lovie Smith’s Contract Be Extended?

January 8, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

By now you may be growing tired of the talk about whether or not the Bears should extend current head coach Lovie Smith’s contract for a few more years. 

You have heard questions as to whether or not he has done enough to warrant an extension.  People are wondering if the Bears should get locked into another contract with a coach that might do well this year, then falter and force the Bears to keep him because of the money that he is owed.
So has Smith done enough to warrant an extension from the Bears?  Remember that he was very close to being fired this season, and if the Bears had failed to make the playoffs, you could almost bet that he would have been let go despite the fact that there is not going to be a Collective Bargaining Agreement (so far) next year. 

The pressure for him to get fired would have been too great, and the Bears would have been forced to find another coach.
You have to admit that not too many people expected t...

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