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

April 18th, 2013 - 6:22 pm

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 retiring Thu Apr 18 16:44:27 …

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Lovie Smith on cornerback Tim Jennings’ confidence

September 11th, 2012 - 8:40 am

“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 two-interception game against the Colts.

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Smith made correct choice to defer

December 29th, 2011 - 8:47 am

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. The overwhelming criticism about the …

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

February 25th, 2011 - 9:00 am

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 entry a few weeks ago …

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Extensions for Bears assistants well deserved

February 17th, 2011 - 12:41 pm

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 — by offensive line coach …

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

January 25th, 2011 - 9:48 am

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 timing of pulling Todd Collins …

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No love for Lovie, Cutler

January 13th, 2011 - 4:41 pm

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 of eight and Lovie Smith …

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Lovie Smith on his goal of beating the Packers

January 2nd, 2011 - 8:54 am

“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 them. For us to achieve …

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Third phase has to pick up the slack

August 31st, 2010 - 9:04 am

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 2006 when the team was …

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Hanie’s injury not a cause for concern

August 17th, 2010 - 9:12 am

It seems like the biggest news surrounding the Bears at the moment is what they will do about their quarterback situation now that Caleb Hanie suffered a shoulder injury in Saturday’s preseason opener against the Chargers. Will they sign a …

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