Why Lovie Smith Should Be an NFL Head Coach in 2013

January 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Lovie Smith should not have been fired as head coach of the Chicago Bears. He’s simply not one of the worst coaches in the NFL, having won at least seven games every year since appearing in Super Bowl XLI. His Bears went 10-6 in the 2012 season, but missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six years.
Chicago went 7-1 in the first half of the year. Its 3-5 record in the second half was undoubtedly disappointing, but one can’t help but think that Smith’s firing was a knee-jerk reaction to missing the playoffs—something that, in Week 17, the Bears couldn’t control.
They did the only thing that they could do against the Detroit Lions: win. Chicago missed the postseason because of its division rival Green Bay Packers’ loss to another NFC North foe, the Minnesota Vikings, who were fighting to get into the playoffs. If Green Bay lost that game, Smith would be preparing for the first round of the postseason right now.
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