Chicago Bears’ Players Know the Stakes for Their Coach on Reporting Day

July 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

BOURBONNAIS - The stakes for this year’s Bears season are not lost on the players, even if coach Lovie Smith prefers to change the subject.
It’s "Win One for Lovie (or else)" after three straight disappointing seasons.
“Lovie’s one of the best coaches I’ve been around and I know that everyone on this team has a great amount of respect for him as he does for us,” quarterback Jay Cutler said Thursday afternoon, as players filtered into Olivet Nazarene University on reporting day for training camp.
“He treats us well and I know that certainly guys who have been here longer than me definitely have a lot of ties with him and want to go out there for him and play well because you never know what’s going to happen this year if we don’t go out and perform—if Lovie gets to stay or not.
“So that’s definitely a question that I’m sure is in the back of everyone else’s mind. But we can’t wo...

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