Heard yesterday that Bill Cowher is making it known that he wants back in the NFL in 2010, and has started making phone calls to piece together his coaching staff. And of course I’m salivating at the thought. A real head coach with actual head coaching experience! And a Super Bowl ring! And the reputation for constantly replenishing talent! Who would bring in real winning coordinators!
But I know it won’t happen in Chicago. My guess is still that the Bears bring back Lovie Smith in 2010, fire Ron Turner, hire whatever lame-duck offensive coordinator that will take the job, finish 1-15 in 2010 and clean house with Jerry Angelo hiring another coach following the disaster that will be the 2010 season.
Or in the highly unlikely event that they do fire Smith a few weeks from now, the next hire will be whatever college coach or NFL coordinator like Mike Heimerdinger that will take the job for less money than one of the supercoaches will. And we’ll have yet another head coach that the Bears will pay to learn to be a head coach for the first time, and who will bring in a set of assistants that are new to their jobs as well. The wheel keeps turning….
Anyway, tonight we have the Bears’ impending 10th loss to focus on. While I don’t want the Bears to lose, at least I know every loss brings this regime closer to being shown the door. The bad part is, as mentioned, I think there will be another 11-15 losses in 2010 before that actually happens.
It would be wonderful if the Bears would show some heart, play with everything they have, and upset the heavily favored Vikings, but I don’t think they care or have it in them. Even though we’ve witnessed other teams play with heart and win games with very weak odds, such as Tampa beating New Orleans and Carolina beating the Vikings, I just don’t see this overpaid and disinterested Bears team doing so.