I wrote yesterday’s post not even halfway through the third quarter of their abysmal loss to the Vikings in Minnesota. What I didn’t know then that we all know now is that the Bears gave up the most yardage they have given up since the 1982 Chicago Bears did at the Los Angeles Rams. They also managed just 2…count ‘em….2 total yards in the second half of play.
Embarrassed would be an understatement. While the loss may not have looked as ugly as the Bengals and Cardinals losses, this one was the worst.
Personally, I am quite surprised at the volume of discussion today from experts and the media (notice I listed those two entities separately) that really are starting to believe that Lovie Smith will be dismissed at the end of the 2009 season, with 2 years and more than $10 million guaranteed on his deal. On WSCR today, midday co-host Matt Spiegel said “I don’t see how Lovie Smith survives this.”
I can give you at least 5 million reasons why he will survive this, and the end result is going to be a very ugly 2010 season at least for Bears fans.
Can anyone give me any hope that the Bears organization just might eat his $10 million? Or that Jerry Angelo, the person that got us into this black hole of talent will be able to dig us out of it while he’s under contract through 2013?