Tag: Lovie Smith

Could Josh McCown return to the Bears as a backup quarterback?

Posted in News and Rumors on February 18, 2015 at 8:19 am by

View image | gettyimages.com Former Bears backup quarterback quarterback Josh McCown might wind up back in Chicago. ESPN’s Vaughn McClure tweeted Wednesday morning that McCown was “dining with Bears coach John Fox this morning.” Josh […] Read the full article »

The Bears Beat (04.18.13): Lovie Smith answers questions about Bears

Posted in News and Rumors on April 18, 2013 at 6:22 pm by

Former Bears head coach Lovie Smith made a media appearance Thursday and fielded a variety of questions about his old team. Also, more minicamp news and draft analysis and predictions. Hester focused on producing, not […] Read the full article »

Lovie Smith on cornerback Tim Jennings’ confidence

Posted in News and Rumors on September 11, 2012 at 8:40 am by

“Tim’s been playing with a lot of confidence. It’s not like we have to give him a George Halas get-fired-up speech each day.” -Bears head coach Lovie Smith on cornerback Tim Jennings’ confidence after his […] Read the full article »

Smith made correct choice to defer

Posted in News and Rumors on December 29, 2011 at 8:47 am by

Bears head coach Lovie Smith has been catching a lot of flak this week about deferring the coin toss against the Green Bay Packers and allowing them to receive the ball to start the game. […] Read the full article »

Bears extend Lovie Smith’s contract, make the right decision

Posted in News and Rumors on February 25, 2011 at 9:00 am by

The Bears on Friday announced that the team has reached a two-year contract extension with head coach Lovie Smith that will keep him under contract with the Bears through the 2013 season. I wrote an […] Read the full article »

Extensions for Bears assistants well deserved

Posted in News and Rumors on February 17, 2011 at 12:41 pm by

News came from Halas Hall regarding contract extensions for Bears coaches, but Lovie Smith was not one of them. At least, not yet. These deals were given — although a better word might be earned […] Read the full article »

Smith, like Cutler, also received premature criticism in conference championship

Posted in News and Rumors on January 25, 2011 at 9:48 am by

Jay Cutler wasn’t the only Bear to receive criticism for Sunday’s NFC Conference Championship game. Head coach Lovie Smith, always the punching bag for Bears fans and local media, was receiving national criticism for his […] Read the full article »

No love for Lovie, Cutler

Posted in News and Rumors on January 13, 2011 at 4:41 pm by

CBSSports.com’s Pete Prisco, ever the Bear-hater (at least, in my opinion), has ranked the eight quarterbacks and coaches remaining in the NFL playoffs and the Bears received unfavorable reviews. Jay Cutler was ranked sixth out […] Read the full article »

Lovie Smith on his goal of beating the Packers

Posted in News and Rumors on January 2, 2011 at 8:54 am by

“OK, when I said that, the Packers were the defending champs. There’s a rivalry you have, I don’t care where you are, there’s a team that is your No. 1 rival, you need to beat […] Read the full article »

Third phase has to pick up the slack

Posted in News and Rumors on August 31, 2010 at 9:04 am by

For the majority of Lovie Smith’s tenure as Bears head coach, the team has won games based on the play of its defense and special teams. With the exception of the Super Bowl season in […] Read the full article »