He had some real bad games, as a Bears fan I hate them more.
If they make the playoffs, they'll be one-and-done anyway, and it'll be much more difficult to launch Lovie.
I'll forego watching them in one more game this season to make Lovie's exit easier.
The Bears will lose in Detroit. If that doesn't get Lovie fired, it's torches and pitchforks time.
elsewhere as a DC (and I say this as a Packer fan). That doesn't mean I think the Bears should keep him. Urlacher is probably gone. Brigss is old. Peppers is on the slow decline. The bad drafting is finally catching up to the Bears.
to assemble any kind of offensive line has always been the problem. Well not always, but for quite awhile now.
and that is 1, 2 and 3 in front of a coaching problem. It's the thing they supposedly corrected last season when the launched Angelo. If Emery thinks they can win with Lovie and upgraded talent through the draft and free agency, I'd be OK with it.
wasting one of the all time great NFL defenses
wasting the greatest special teams in the history of the league
terrible OL play (of late)
The offensive line play hasn't been terrible of late. That has been a weak spot on the team since 2006 and Lovie, the coaching staff and the front office don't seem to have a clue how to fix it. Even at it's best over the last six years, the offensive line has been inconsistent.
And the times when Cutler has been inept, it has been mainly due to shitty line play. When they protect him, he's a good quarterback.
a decent QB is what kept the bears from winning a superbowl
or at least getting to a few more
rex grossman - sheesh
It was Ron Turner who kept calling passing plays in the rain when all that was needed the 2nd half was to continue running the ball. Sound familiar?
If he is playing, it's only due to injury.
The Bears' problems start with Michael McCaskey and go from there. There are worse organizations in the league, but they will always a mediocre team as long as the McCaskey family owns them.
doesn't know whether a football is pumped or stuffed.
35 years ago.
You posted this just in time to be included on one of those year's-best lists.
Anyone who believes Michael is not still at the helm needs a head exam.
But your point stands, and I have long agreed with it--this franchise is going to have issues as long as the McCaskey's are in charge. They value Lovie for reasons that don't include "building a championship team." They're content to sell tickets, make the playoffs (even if they don't have a team capable of winning the Super Bowl), and keep their players off the police blotter.
All season long - OK, since about week 8, when I realized the Lie-downs were, once again, a steaming dung-pile - I haven't paid much attention to the NFL. Then I saw a note during the CMU game last night that the Bores needed to win to make the playoffs. My son and I decided that Sunday's CHI vs DET game was MUST SEE TV.
Then I come to the board and see that you guys WANT them to lose? JMJ.
...according to Sam Smith's book, as you recall, they told Collins that he had gotten them from point A to point B, but they wanted to get to point C.
The only thing that I wonder is whether the devil we know is better than the one we don't.
I can take or leave Lovie but who would come in and do better? Cowher (several years removed now)? Don't say Gruden. Don't ever say Gruden. He milks talent but doesn't build it.
but I wish they'd let him coach out his final year and then launch him. With all the age on the roster it would suck to let some new guy come in and hand him a bunch of guys who can't run anymore. Plus, I'm not sure Lovie is a terrible coach.
It may, in fact, be time to move on from this particular era of Bears football and not renew Lovie, but jumping into the coaching circus this season might not be the best idea either. There are about to be 12-14 openings in the league this year and the Bears are notoriously cheap with regard to coaching hires. Anyone they get this offseason will be a worse coach that Lovie and he'll have absolutely nothing to work with next year.
Two years ago, it was the same scenario. Lovie was on the hot seat, but the Bears made the playoffs and he not only was his job saved, he got a contract extension. The Bears only have to beat the lowly Lions this Sunday, and they are in as a wild-card. Even if they lose in the first round, McCaskey won't fire Lovie after making the playoffs. Face it, he will be around at least one more season.
One more season of him standing on the sidelines with that bewildered look on his face.
And I'm not considering a win over the Lions a done deal