Chicago Bears: Lovie Smith Already Looks Wrong

January 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

LAKE FOREST, IL—When some one says something stupid, it’s funny how fast these stupid things can come back to haunt someone.
Take Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith, for instance.
When asked Tuesday, whether team president Ted Phillips had given him a win-or-else ultimatum for 2010, Smith responded by skirting the issue.
However, at the end of his answer he chose to change subjects and brought up an earlier question given to general manager Jerry Angelo. The question was whether it would be difficult finding qualified coordinator candidates to come here with the chance they could be coming for only one year.
“Coaches don’t deal in long-term commitments and things like that,”  Smith lectured. “It’s about getting the job done right away.
“There will be a lot of candidates that will come and want to be a part of what we’re going to do next year.”
This brings up the curious case of Jeremy Bates, USC's offensive coordinator and one of the coa...

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