Bears coaches head their own way

Bears coaches head their own way

There are 24 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 18, 2007, titled Bears coaches head their own way. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Shortly after his postgame, heart-to-heart session with Kyle Orton on Monday night, Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner made it clear he expected Orton to remain the starter.

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Ron Turner must go

Chicago, IL

#1 Dec 18, 2007
Hey the fact the Ron Turner and Lovie Smith are not on the same page means that Ron Turner might get fired as Bears offensive coordinator.

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

Please Head Coach Smith GET RID OF RON TURNER. FIRE HIM NOW!!

Head Coach Smith, if you don't fire Ron Turner and you have another lackluster season next year then you Head Coach Smith should be fired too.
bob

Lemont, IL

#2 Dec 19, 2007
the problem stems from the bears front office shoving cedric benson down out throats. you knew from the start when he held out he was not ready to play with the big boys. benson wanted his place in the sun and got it strictly on his college career, draft position and bonus money. he stole it and i say good riddance to him. he is a cancer. angelo and phillips should file a crime report, and them turn themselves for being a party to fraud.this upcoming draft better be all running backs to make up for jones-benson affair
Slickster

Miami, FL

#3 Dec 19, 2007
What a shock; the Bears coaching staff is on different pages! Hell, they've been in different books since last season!

Never, in more than half a century of watching pro ball have I seen such an inept bunch masquerading as coaches. These are the people who are supposed to guide a team and most of them couldn't find their butts with both hands, a flashlight, a full color diagram and a GPS!

Worry later about manpower, there are still good athletes on this team (the ones Angelo hasn't either traded or let get away). For now, get rid of these clowns and find someone that can run a ball club!
Simon Says

Coal City, IL

#4 Dec 19, 2007
Bears coaches head their own way

As long as it's out of town I don't care which way they head.
Season Over

Lansing, IL

#5 Dec 19, 2007
Get rid of Ron Turner (not a big fan of his), but then what???? Does anyone really think the Bears management is going to pay for a pro-level coordinator??? Not a chance! They will, as usual, take the cheap way out and promote the quarterbacks coach (gee, hasn't that been done before?) Keep Turner, he's better than the guy they are going to replace him with (sad, but true). And while we are at it, we may as well keep Babs too. Who are they going to get to replace him. I would get rid of Smith though...Just because he is SOOOOO Boring, has Zero fire, and can't manage a coaching staff. As a head coach, Lovie is an adequate defensive coordinator.
Bill

Paso Robles, CA

#6 Dec 19, 2007
Season Over wrote:
----------Keep Turner, he's better than the guy they are going to replace him with (sad, but true).--------
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Are you Turner's mother --- or just dim-witted ??
hydeparkLuke

United States

#7 Dec 19, 2007
DUMP lovie smith! HE STINKS! BRING IN MIKE SINGLETARY!!!
Bill

Paso Robles, CA

#8 Dec 19, 2007
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Didn't I mention last week that the Bears staff would "SOMEHOW" turn the Orton thing into a soap opera??

Only the Bears !!!--- What a bunch of CLOWNS !

AND, Lovie seems to have emerged from his coma ---- he's getting "snippy" discussing the situation with the media ---- like he's just realizing that "WE, INDEED, ARE A BUNCH OF CLOWNS" !!

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Fire Ron Turner

United States

#9 Dec 19, 2007
Thank you for this inciteful article about what a bonehead Turner is. As I have said in the past, as bad as the offense may be with no play makers, TURNER ACTUALLY MAKES THEM WORSE! His game plan, scripting, play calling, etc., etc. is possibly the worst in Pro Football. With rare exception, we never see any different plays. We see the No Huddle, but we see the same ill-conceived plays. We fans are NOT stupid. We know you don't put Wolfe in on your own one and have him run it up the middle. And that is just one of many, many examples that we have seen TOO many times this year. When EVERYONE is questioning your play calling, it's probably downright BAD. You know the old saying: If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck. Fire Turner, NOW! HE's a bleeping idiot!
Da Dead Bears

United States

#10 Dec 19, 2007
Turner is quoted as saying: "That's what we talked about during the week with what they did defensively," Turner said, defending the pass play. "We said if we ever get in these situations, that's what we're going to go with."
That right there indicates what a TOOL he is. He's already made up his mind what he's going to do before he even knows the GAME situation. The game has an ebb and flow, the scores changes, the field conditions change, field position changes, the time in game can determine play calling, EXCEPT in Turner's case. The SCRIPT called for playing Wolfe at at the time (Bears on their own one) and running him up the middle. The SCRIPT called for the pass to McKie (why not a true receiver or QB sneak?) so that's what we run, even if it doesn't make any sense given the game conditions. Hey, Ron, get your head out of your butt, take your life savings and buy a CLUE. Bye, bye Ron...

Since: Nov 07

Chicago, IL

#11 Dec 19, 2007
The Bears must be related to the Cubs!
They need quality players.
Jay in Des Moines

Des Moines, IA

#12 Dec 19, 2007
I'm all for getting rid of Turner, but what's with Smith and his going with "whoever gives us the best chance to win"? This year is over man! It's time to look at next year and we might as well give Orton and some of the other young guys some experience.
HydeparkLuke, why Singletary? I say let's see if we can get Rivera in there as head coach. Seems to me the collapse on defense this year indicates Rivera knows a lot about coaching.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#13 Dec 19, 2007
For the Bears, last year's success has been a curse, but has also opened the eyes of people who know football.
Turner has been a marginal coordinator at best throughout his career, and Lovie Smith's self-perception is skewed. He is clearly in over his head.
Anyone with a weapon like Hester who doesn't know how to get him prepared or integrate at least some simple plays he can actually remember isn't competent enought to be in a pro football coaching role.
Topic for another thread: why won't anyone come out and say it? Hester isn't smart enough to grasp the offense! Hub Arkush said "He has problems playing in a system." What does that mean? Dang it, the guy isn't smart! Come on!
Chicago Cop

Chicago, IL

#14 Dec 19, 2007
Fire Lovie Smith everyone lines up to suck him off but it's his fault with all the bad ...fire him now !
Unless your scared AL Sharpton or Jesse will complain ?
roadster11

Roselle, IL

#15 Dec 19, 2007
It isn't hard to figure out that coaching is one of the biggest problems here. The coaches can criticize the players all they want but teams are generally a reflection of their coaches. AND these coaches are so indecisive it shows on the field. Penalty after penalty shows that the team lacks discipline and they can't get it from coaches who can'[t make up their own minds on how things should work and who we should play. Start with new coaches next year and see how that works.
Neil in HB

San Dimas, CA

#16 Dec 19, 2007
Fire Ron Turner?

You must have a very short term memory. Turner the worst, no, I don't think so, that Shoop has sailed.

Fire Lovie, based on no discipline on this team, horrible decision making and arrogant mistakes. The list adds up...
Please Please a New OC

Magnolia, IL

#17 Dec 19, 2007
Fire Ron Turner wrote:
Thank you for this inciteful article about what a bonehead Turner is. As I have said in the past, as bad as the offense may be with no play makers, TURNER ACTUALLY MAKES THEM WORSE! His game plan, scripting, play calling, etc., etc. is possibly the worst in Pro Football. With rare exception, we never see any different plays. We see the No Huddle, but we see the same ill-conceived plays. We fans are NOT stupid. We know you don't put Wolfe in on your own one and have him run it up the middle. And that is just one of many, many examples that we have seen TOO many times this year. When EVERYONE is questioning your play calling, it's probably downright BAD. You know the old saying: If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck. Fire Turner, NOW! HE's a bleeping idiot!
Excellent points. Excellent.
I believe get rid of Ron Turner and fifty percent of the Bears problems will be solved.
--He came from a losing coaching lineage of Ted Tollner and Marc Trestman. Where are those guys now?
--He went to University of Illinois anf screwed that up. He left U of Illinois than came Ron Zook. Uh oh, all the sudden three years later after Ron Turner left the U of Illinois football program in shambles the team is going Rose Bowl under a new coach?
--He scripts his plays from 1s to 4th quarter as Buffone and O'Bradavich say in Sportsradio.
--He claims to love the running game but having QB's throw 47 times in one game and 52 times in another game is a BIG contradiction
--He dosen't know how to use the running game. Putting a wasted draft pick, pipssqueak running back like Wofle to run in the redzone? And we are wondering why the Bears have no running game? Go figure?
Man there is so much fault with Ron Turner it will be a anomoly if the Head Coach Lovie Smith does not fire him.
Ron Turner has made so many dumb mistakes that if I were to write them all I would use up all avaliable bandwith of the ENTIERE internet. That is just how bad Ron Turner as offensive coordinator is.
staci

Cedar Rapids, IA

#18 Dec 19, 2007
Chicago Cop wrote:
Fire Lovie Smith everyone lines up to suck him off but it's his fault with all the bad ...fire him now !
Unless your scared AL Sharpton or Jesse will complain ?
Wow -- even in a sports forum YOU bring up Sharpton and Jackson. You need help.
quills

Wayne, IL

#19 Dec 19, 2007
Pretty good example of Smith not knowing what is going on within his own team. Pathetic the way he coaches and how he leads the team. Still haven't figured out what goes on in those headphones he wears on the sidelines, he must have some good mellow I-tunes since he appears he is asleep most of the time.
quills

Wayne, IL

#20 Dec 19, 2007
People listen, the Bears are not and I repeat "not" going to dump Lovie Smith. They just signed him to a new contract and they will not pay him all that money to do nothing, so get used to him being in town for at least 2 more years. Isn't that an exciting thought!!!!!

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