Comments on: Will Bears Win One for Lovie? Chicago Bears History Blog by Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:25:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: Dave Sat, 15 Dec 2012 17:54:40 +0000 Personally I still hope Lovie will be a success with the Bears. He made the Bears respectable after the horror shows of the late 90′s and early noughties so nothing would bring me greater pleasure than seeing us beat the Pack on Sunday and then going on to have a good run in the playoffs.

Recent history though suggests that wont happen and should the Pack beat the Bears on Sunday then Emery has some massive massive decisions to make. On one hand he has a great but rapidly ageing defence and on the other a completely mediocre offence that whilst needing major surgery to its offensive line has a great QB and WR coupled with two good RB’s. A couple of smart moves on the offence could really make the difference between Wild Card hopefuls to Superbowl contenders with the curren set-up.

Plus as much as I love the Bears D it will sadly require some attention in the coming years and Emery needs to decide weather to stick with Lovie and concentrate on making the O-line decent now – giving the current players like Urlacher, Peppers and Briggs one last shot at glory or whether he gets rid of Smith and his coaches and starts the rebuilding.

If Lovie does go then personally I’d rather see a coach appointed who has a proven track record rather than give it to a ‘rookie’ head coach.

Either way I hope all you Bears fans lucky enough to be going to the game will see a Bears win on Sunday. The game is on live in England and I’ll be supporting you’s all the way. Give the Pack fans some stick from me if we win.

Go Bears

By: Steve Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:25:57 +0000 We can’t afford to lose this game. If we lose, that’s 2-8 against GB in the last 10. Will be time to begin the coaching search if that happens.

By: Grabber Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:11:26 +0000 I think I’ve heard enough about “the McCaskey Way”. Sure, Mulligan pointed out the other day the ridiculously methodical process by which the Bears always proceed making any move.
But the argument that just because the market may be flooded with HC openings and that Lovie is the “right fit” for the McCaskey’s is a ridiculous argument.
Stop the defeatist attitudes already, it’s getting to be really pathetic in this town. Emery needs to find the best fit for the organization to win, period, and Lovie is NOT that.

If the McCaskey’s really cared about winning, then they would step aside when decisions like this need to be made, but if Lovie comes back it will be clear yet again they DO NOT care about winning or give a crap about their season ticket holders. This isn’t about kissing the McCaskey’s a%$&s and pleasing them, it’s about winning and getting in the playoffs consistently.

I’ve also heard many people say if he wins Sunday and they find a way in, Lovie is safe. OK, by that line of thinking then, if he loses and they don’t get in, he must be gone, that’s it. All trends point in this direction – poor record last 3-4 years vs. Packers, bad December records, minimal at best playoff success. And enough about injury excuses going into this game. As I’ve pointed out many times, the Packers have been dealing with them just fine (and winning) for years and they and their fans don’t whine about them, they just win.
Also tired about hearing about first time coaches and their supposed lack of success. Chucky and Cowher aren’t always the answer to everything and where every HC conversation should start and end, but it happens every time Lovie’s a$% is on the hot seat. Here are several first time head coaches with well-established track records already:
Mike McCarthy, Mike Tomlin, Jim Harbaugh, John Harbaugh, Andy Reid. What about Reid as a candidate? His time in Philly looks to be done. Forget about the current mess he’s in, his overall body of work blows Lovie’s away and he’s a great offensive minded coach.

By: jdm Fri, 14 Dec 2012 15:07:51 +0000 Actually Roy, there was a season that Norv Turner’s Skins went 7-1 and finished the season 8-7-1. But, not that it makes it any better.

I wouldn’t take the Chicago media seriously and make your own opinion on what is going to happen. Remember, the great minds in the media told us that Tim Russkel was going to be the next GM. A dope like Terry Boers assured us Lovie Smith and the Bears were working on a contract extension earlier in the season. And of course, then there is McNeil, who has been suspended numerous times because he can’t control his anger management blowhard self. And, my personal favorite, the north shore snob himself Danny Bernstein. He’s the smartest person in the world. Just ask him. I said all season it was my opinion Lovie Smith needed to win a playoff game to keep his job, and that won’t change. The family loved Jaruon too. He was even a nicer guy, but they let Angelo fire him.

And yes, this is by far the least dominating and most beatable Packers team in the past few years. Yet, unless the Bears can start scoring more points, they still aren’t going to win. IT’s the reality. Plus, Cutler’s performances against the Packers don’t excite me (eventhough his numbers at home aren’t too horrible compared to at GB).