I know most everyone understands this, but let’s remember that Lovie Smith isn’t going anywhere this year or next year. Like him, love him or starting to despise him, he’s the Bears coach most likely through the final year of his contract in 2011. Maybe-just maybe-if the Bears finish with a losing record in 2009 and have a terrible season in 2010 he would be gone.
But odds are even if his teams finish below .500 this season and 8-8 in 2010, he’s here through 2011. Just want to make sure we remember the reality of it.
But of course I’m not writing off the 2009 season after one horrible loss. And I agree with the posters yesterday that there are plenty of examples of good teams that recovered from heartbreaking losses to advance through the playoffs. I do not swallow everything the “real” media writes….anyone that’s been here for a portion of the 2.5 years I’ve had this blog knows that. I usually try to point out the absurd generalities they more often than not like to play up.
But speaking of the real media and one of the guys I do respect, today Mike Mulligan outlines four ways the Bears can fix this season. And I hope Lovie does understand he has some fixing to do and that everything isn’t fine the way it is.