Can’t say I’m disappointed to see this season end. I’m pretty surprised to have seen the Bears turn what was a probable 5-11 finish into a 7-9 season following the 36-30 win over the Vikings and today’s 37-23 defeat of Detroit. And I’m sorry to say it, fans, but in my opinion I think the two wins and Jay Cutler’s strong performances have bought not only Lovie Smith his job for 2010, but Ron Turner as well.
I think some people misinterpret me when I say these things. I’m not saying by any stretch that I think Lovie and Ron should be back. I just think they will, whether I like it or not.
It’s a foregone conclusion that Lovie will be back. And I’m sure we’ll find out this week if Ron Turner will be back. Maybe Smith/Turner are forced to fire offensive line coach Harry Heistand and/or QB coach Pep Hamilton, but I think Jerry Angelo bought everything he needed to bring everyone back with the two wins to end the season.
All he needed was something, anything to sell the fans that there is promise for 2010. Personally, I don’t think there is any promise for 2010, but now Angelo can try to sell false hope based on two wins. Just wait-this is what he will do.
And 2010 will be every bit as ugly as 2009, in my opinion.
Happy New Year. Here’s hoping 2010 is better for the Bears. There’s always hope for the following season.