Just a quick one today. I spent a little time yesterday reading some Bears message boards, and of course Monday listened to some of the talk shows to ease my pain by listening to other Bears fans complain as I’d like to if I called in anywhere or posted on message boards. I don’t have time to do that stuff.
I realize everyone is mad about the Bears dropping winnable games in 2008 and getting blown out by their two arch-rivals. (Of course I would say what did you really expect in 2008? Wait, I did say that.)
I would say I’m amazed at the following, but then again I’m really not. It seems that every other person that is calling or posting with anger on the state of the 6-6 Bears is calling for EVERYONE to be fired. FIRE LOVIE! FIRE ANGELO! FIRE PHILLIPS! FIRE TURNER! FIRE BABICH!
Listen, I’m as frustrated as anyone is, but firstly, Angelo, Smith and their staffs did take the Chicago Bears to the Super Bowl in 2006. Yes, they lost due to a quarterback that was operating on the Peter Principle and a defense that broke down while missing two of its best players in the prime of their careers (Mike Brown, Tommie Harris).
Secondly, and what makes the discussion to FIRE EVERYONE a moot point, is that it…is…NOT…going…to…happen. Period. It’s not even worth discussing, because Lovie Smith has a contract through the 2011 season at $5 million per. The McCaskeys will not pay Smith $15 million to not coach them the next 3 years. Angelo is signed through 2012, I believe.
The Bears could finish 0-16 for 3 years straight, and the McCaskeys will not fire Smith, Angelo or Phillips.
And odds are Smith will not do anything about his coordinators, being stubborn and all-knowing.
So as much as it may help people heal by saying it, it’s wasted breath.