Many Chicago Bears impress coach Lovi...

Many Chicago Bears impress coach Lovie Smith in off-season

There are 20 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jun 17, 2009, titled Many Chicago Bears impress coach Lovie Smith in off-season. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Had Lovie Smith talked about the Bears who failed to impress him this off-season instead of those who did, it would have saved notebook paper, video tape and vocal strain.

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dabearsfanforlif e

Vincennes, IN

#1 Jun 17, 2009
I bet he would be even more impressed if he had Bolden Burress or Marshall
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#2 Jun 17, 2009
The next time Lovie says a single word worth hearing at a press conference will be the first. Why bother even covering the nonsense that comes out of his mouth?
dan

Elmhurst, IL

#3 Jun 17, 2009
Too bad Lovie Smith can't do the same. He is one of the worst head coaches a team can have! He has no sense of offense or defense. He has no emotion, he leaves it up to his assistant coaches.

He's a wad of clay taking up space.
exposer

Naperville, IL

#5 Jun 17, 2009
All you people are haters.
Palins therapist

Orlando, FL

#6 Jun 17, 2009
Can a comatose individual be impressed by other human beings?
Lovie is 4 real

Rockville, MO

#7 Jun 17, 2009
Bowling WTF
Well played

United States

#8 Jun 17, 2009
exposer wrote:
All you people are haters.
Why stop there?
Steve

Santa Fe Springs, CA

#9 Jun 17, 2009
Unfortunately, those criticizing Lovie are right. If you're a real fan and have seen Lovie over the years, would you expect him to say anything else? His cookie-cutter press confrences are rarely insightful. He said what we all want to hear and what the organization expects him to say at this point in the season. I have a tendency to belive Cutler has made a difference in the atmosphere around the OTA's and the chemistry of the offense. What team wouldn't be on a natural high that just swiped a Pro Bowl QB out of the Mile High City? Whether we can put any stock in what Lovie said today, we'll have to wait and see. The proof is in the pudding. None of it really matters unless it translates to the regular season and the playoffs. I do look forward to seeing them unleash Olsen, Hester, and Forte, that should be one hell of a trio with Cutler slinging the ball around. I think we are going to see just how good Cutler made Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royals looked last year and how Orton will underthrow those two this year on a regular basis. I'm more worried about the defense and whether they can stay healthy and recapture that intensity they played with in 2006. The secondary is a serious concern and unless Vasher and Tillman are able to return to form, we're in for a long season on that side of the ball.
GoBears

Schaumburg, IL

#10 Jun 17, 2009
Steve wrote:
Unfortunately, those criticizing Lovie are right. If you're a real fan and have seen Lovie over the years, would you expect him to say anything else? His cookie-cutter press conferences are rarely insightful. He said what we all want to hear and what the organization expects him to say at this point in the season. I have a tendency to believe Cutler has made a difference in the atmosphere around the OTA's and the chemistry of the offense. What team wouldn't be on a natural high that just swiped a Pro Bowl QB out of the Mile High City? Whether we can put any stock in what Lovie said today, we'll have to wait and see. The proof is in the pudding. None of it really matters unless it translates to the regular season and the playoffs. I do look forward to seeing them unleash Olsen, Hester, and Forte, that should be one hell of a trio with Cutler slinging the ball around. I think we are going to see just how good Cutler made Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royals looked last year and how Orton will underthrow those two this year on a regular basis. I'm more worried about the defense and whether they can stay healthy and recapture that intensity they played with in 2006. The secondary is a serious concern and unless Vasher and Tillman are able to return to form, we're in for a long season on that side of the ball.
good post, although the most serious question is our D line this year. If it is weak like last year our secondary is going to look like dookie again. Hopefully a disruptive d-line will help our secondary pile up the turnovers.

The only time I have seen Lovie show some real enthusiasm off-field is in the post-game locker room in some random behind-the-scenes clips. I believe he has the fire he just hides it 99 percent of the time...strange but squeezing out 40 wins in 4 years is at least not terrible.

I'm also excited to see what K Jones can do this year.
sam

Winnetka, CA

#11 Jun 18, 2009
are we supposed to be excited by who has impressed lovie when he continually fails to excite any body or any thing
Mgray

Atlanta, GA

#12 Jun 18, 2009
I'd love 2 hear what the writers that cover the Bears and the NFL REALLY think about Lovie Smith.

What grown man would allow people 2 call him Lovie? Says a lot about the man.
MGray

United States

#13 Jun 18, 2009
Mgray wrote:
I'd love 2 hear what the writers that cover the Bears and the NFL REALLY think about Lovie Smith.
What grown man would allow people 2 call him Lovie? Says a lot about the man.
I'd also love 2 hear what you manly men REALLY think about my thuper perthonality. What kind of person contributes nothing but worthless drivel and inexplicably acts like a packer fan in a Bears blog, continuing 2 embarrass himself over and over again? Says a lot about ol MGay HAAAAAYY!!!
Mr Pickles

Babson Park, MA

#14 Jun 18, 2009
Yay Bears! Yay!
WTF

United States

#15 Jun 19, 2009
The fact that you can change channels with that little clicker impresses Lovie ...
WTF

United States

#16 Jun 19, 2009
dabearsfanforlife wrote:
I bet he would be even more impressed if he had Bolden Burress or Marshall
Yeh, Buress that will go real well especially with Lovie leadership abilities. Buress will respect the heck out of him.
WindsorBearsFan

Windsor, Canada

#17 Jun 19, 2009
The next time Lovie impresses me with his coaching abilities will be the first time.

I'm still mad about the way he let his BFF Tony Dungy push him around in the Super Bowl. It was almost as if he refused to let his defence get after Manning.

But, like the rest of you guys, I'm excited about this year's team and can't wait for Sept. 13 - only 86 days to go.

GO BEARS, BEAR DOWN!!!
Domino49

Redwood Estates, CA

#18 Jun 19, 2009
Coach Smith has done an excellent job of coaching the Bears. His record of success speaks for itself. He is obviously a humble man who speaks to the media with a certain understandable caution. Anyone who has had their words twisted by a reporter would understand his reserved approach to the media.

In a world of media driven (salary driven?) sports egomaniacs, Coach Smith has tried to break the mold and strives to be judged by his record.

There are no "hot dogs" on the Bears and that is quite refreshing. In addition, the Bears players are always prepared and never suffer from half-hearted effort.

In football, as in life, sometimes the opposition just has better players....and coaches.

In today's game, you have to bring the players along with you. It's not about being a celebrity coach, it's about being a successful teacher.

Any "honest" judgement of coach Smith's coaching record could only conclude that he is a better-than-average coach, but not a truly great coach....yet. The Bears, as a team, are also better-than-average, but not truly great...yet.

On another note, if Burris is added to the roster, it will be because Jerry wants him here. Coach "No-Drama" Lovie Smith doesn't really like distractions. It works against his style of "teaching" team unity and personal responsibility.
E B F

El Dorado Hills, CA

#19 Jun 19, 2009
Lovie's always optimistic, even when his team is five games under .500.
This time of year, even the Lions are optimistic.
However, the aquisition of Cutler alone
has everyone in Bearstown giddy, especially the supposedly ho-hum members of the media. Most of them are absolutely euphoric!
Jay is gonna do his thing, the only questions are will the o-line do it's part, are the receivers gonna catch the lasers sizzling towards them, can the defense be stout, and can the coaches help Jay with teaching and adjustments when games are on the line. Two out of four should get us twelve wins.
Fact-O-Life

Chandler, AZ

#20 Jun 19, 2009
I hope that when the games are on the line, Cutler lights the fire that Mr. Lovie has never been able to spark. That's another reason I believe Cutler was "just what the doctor ordered". GO GET'EM JAY!!!!
E B F

Midlothian, IL

#21 Jun 21, 2009
Angelo took the plunge and did what was necessary to bring Cutler to Chicago, probably hoping his skills will be enough to overcome the painful experiences the GM has had with questionable coaching decisions made by his staff. If Jay succeeds, two things will be accomplished:We will have a real passer for the first time in years, and Angelo won't hesitate to trade out of the first to pick up proven talent in the future.
Fix the defense and witness a dynasty in the making.

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