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  • Faceoff: Lovie Smith vs. Marc Trestman

    Bears fans would have liked nothing better than to see high stakes for Sunday's matchup with Lovie Smith and Tampa Bay. Instead, both teams are out of the playoff hunt realistically if not mathematically. Well, there are always bragging rights. For...
  • Lovie Smith era had more good than bad for Bears, but don't go overboard

    Lovie Smith era had more good than bad for Bears, but don't go overboard
    As the crowd thinned at Halas Hall after Lovie Smith's introductory news conference as Bears head coach, Smith smiled as I asked him about Big Sandy, Texas, and for his cellphone number. Not only did Smith happily oblige that day, Jan. 15, 2004, but...
  • Hey, Tampa, we'll trade Cutler for McCown

    Hey, Tampa, we'll trade Cutler for McCown
    Here comes a nice win for the Bears. Lovie Smith and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to town. Offensively challenged, as usual. In fact, and this is mean, his offensive coordinator this year, Jeff Tedford, is on an indefinite leave of absence while...
  • Fantasy start/sit for Week 12: What Lovie Bowl lacks in quality, it could make up in quantity

    Oh, bless you, Lovie Smith, your legacy is our fantasy football harvest. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Bears -- the former, Smith's current team, and the latter his previous team -- meet on Sunday in what has been dubbed the Lovie Bowl. Alas, the...
  • Look for Jay Cutler to take some shots downfield against Bucs' Cover-2

    Look for Jay Cutler to take some shots downfield against Bucs' Cover-2
    Jay Cutler and the Bears can take some shots down the field to target the top of the Buccaneers Cover-2 defense by creating vertical opportunities out of a 3-by-1 formation on the "Seattle" concept. As shown here, the Bears have their Posse/11 personnel...
  • NFL moves Bills game out of snowy Buffalo, dodging another odd 'fog bowl'

    Football in cold weather? Oh, I've been there in Buffalo and Green Bay. "How cold was it, uncle Jerry?" •It was so cold, reporters were becoming pickpockets just to keep their hands warm. •It was so cold, chickens were volunteering at KFC....
  • He won't show it, but you know it: beating Bears big deal for Lovie Smith

    He won't show it, but you know it: beating Bears big deal for Lovie Smith
    You can believe Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith when he says Sunday's return to Soldier Field to play the Bears, who employed him for nine respectable years, represents nothing more than another game. But one of Smith's closest friends since childhood in...
  • Bears recap: Turnovers burn Lovie this time

    Bears recap: Turnovers burn Lovie this time
    Thanksgiving week often is packed with drama, football-fueled or otherwise. The Bears gave Chicago a jump-start on that emotional roller coaster Sunday. Sure, the matchup against old coach Lovie Smith and Tampa Bay was a scheduling coincidence, but it...
  • Strong halftime message helps Bears beat Lovie Smith at his own game

     Strong halftime message helps Bears beat Lovie Smith at his own game
    Showing urgency the opportunity required, Bears coach Marc Trestman spoke to his team inside the locker room at halftime Sunday with a voice that rose above its usual professorial tone. Trestman spoke like a guy who realized the Bears couldn't lose to a...
  • Has Cutler finally scared the offense out of Trestman?

    Has Cutler finally scared the offense out of Trestman?
    The Lions' defense is vulnerable. But not necessarily to the Bears' offense. Not if Marc Trestman is as afraid of his quarterback’s game- and coach-killing mistakes as he seems to be. Not if Trestman is as inept at coaching ball security and...
  • Lovie Smith takes his mansion off the market

     Lovie Smith takes his mansion off the market
    Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith this week took his 13-room Lake Forest mansion off the market. It had been listed for little less than three months at $1.99 million. It's not known if Smith, who is head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, just...