Comments on: Trib: Smith Back Chicago Bears History Blog by Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:25:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Scott Tue, 05 Jan 2010 18:01:07 +0000 Knox and DA are no Holt and Issac Bruce. Forte and Cutler are the best things on the roster, but can Cutler co-exist with Martz? If the offensive line isnt fixed..its all moot. The O-Line is the key to everything.

By: Perno Tue, 05 Jan 2010 17:23:42 +0000 Besides the contract I think they’re keeping Lovie because of the threat of a lockout in 2011. If they sign a new coach they will lose the 2011 season and just have to start all over again in 2012 just like they would have to do in 2010 if they hired a new coach. This way they get one more year for Lovie to prove himself and I think they’ll come out today saying “missing the playoffs for a 3rd year in a row will be unacceptable.” So it’s time for Lovie to get the Bears into the playoffs or he’ll be gone. JEFF – AGREED, stack those lines and the rest will take care of itself however that’s easier said than done.
SCOTT – I’d say the Bears have some personnel that Martz would be happy with, Forte could be a tall Marshall Faulk (can run and catch and block), Cutler is as good or better than Bulger in his heyday, and the Bears could have 2 good receivers on their hands in Knox and DA, Hester is a great #3 WR option, and if they can develop Iglesias into at least a posession slot receiver that would be icing on the cake…now if only they had an offensive line…

By: Scott Tue, 05 Jan 2010 16:24:08 +0000 Does this worry everyone?

Jay Cutler is going to be ruined by the Chicago Bears.

Now I wouldnt be posting here if I didnt hate Ron Turner. The problem is Lovie Smith is just as bad as a coach as Ron Turner.

Jay Cutler will be on his third coordinator in 3 years. And in all likely hood Smith’s same old crap will continue and the Bears will suck again next season. Therefore the Bears decided to can the entire coaching staff and Jay Cutler will get another coordinator again.

Now the best QBs have had pretty much the same coordinators year in and year out. Peyton Manning has had the same guy, Brees has had the same guy since coming to New Orleans, Phillip Rivers has had the same guy. I think only Tom Brady has gone through a couple of changes but the coaching regime there adapts to things.

I dont know whats going to happen other than speculation put out there by the media.

Based on what I’m hearing, Lovie’s friends will just be promoted to high places again. Mike Martz will become the OC, and Rod Marinelli will become the DC. Martz does not have the personnel to run his offense here and will fail like he did in San Francisco and Detroit. Marinelli has NO experience calling plays as a coordinator. He was awful as a head coach, and his expertise has always been the defensive line, which well did he do this season with that? So this all just sounds like more of the same.

In all likelihood with us having to play the AFC East and NFC East next season will be a gutter trash season in which we finish anywhere from 5-11 to 8-8. That alone should get Lovie fired, but the damage will well be done.

By: jeff Tue, 05 Jan 2010 16:07:44 +0000 Okay. Now, focus everything on beefing up the offensive and defensive lines. Everything. Whatever scarce draft picks they might have, free agency–all of it on the lines. Yes, a true number 1 receiver would be nice, but without protection, what’s the point … and we saw in the final two weeks with some strong protection what Cutler can do even with the current receiving corps. And Hester, Olsen, Knox. will only improve, not to mention Aromashodu. Defensively, esp. with Lovie staying and likely continuing the current scheme, they need better pressure up front, and cannot depend on Tommie Harris becoming the “beast” he says he’ll become. (Not saying necessarily dump him though ….)

By: aa Tue, 05 Jan 2010 13:02:37 +0000 Rumor has it that Cowher is willing to sit another year…maybe we’ll get our wish in 2011?

By: imissbutkus Tue, 05 Jan 2010 12:49:50 +0000 O.K., now that we have probably established that Lovie is coming back, what next?