Thanks to everyone for the great comments, proving that win or lose we’re the best fans in the business.
I have a lot of thoughts right now about the future, particularly about the defensive backfield (which poster Rob just mentioned) and the offensive line. How Jerry Angelo has decided to build those units and how scary the future looks there. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. There are still 10 games left for the Bears, and I hope they prove that heart and intelligent play will trump their limitations there. If not, we’re going to find out in the next three weeks.
Yesterday’s news, which poster Scott beat me to, was that in all likelihood Hunter Hillenmeyer will move back to the middle linebacker position and finally Josh Beekman will replace Frank “flat on his face” Omiyale at left guard.
It’s good to see any kind of change in areas that have seen extremely poor play, and I hope it helps. These changes had to be made. But hearing that our MLB is Hunter Hillenmeyer and our left guard is an undersized guy whose best quality is “he didn’t do anything to lose the job last year” doesn’t exactly inspire great confidence in me. But it’s all that can be done, and the changes are better than standing pat.
Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune lists the changes in a good article, and also writes that in the press conference, Lovie Smith snapped at reporters that dared to try to confirm the changes. “I’m not telling you because I don’t want to,” were Smith’s words according to McClure. Let’s remember that Smith is the coach that called reporters into a private meeting in 2005 to basically tell reporters they’re either with him or against him. And again in 2007 after the release of defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, when he told reporters that they were obligated to trust his judgment.
Smith rides the horse of being a Christian man who wouldn’t dare utter a curse word, yet he feels it’s OK to bite the hand that feeds him as to me the reporters are the extension of the fan that pays his $5 million annual salary.
I have to act professional in my career where I make around 1 percent of his salary-just wondering why he can’t do the same?