Lovie Smith supports Bears' defensive...

Lovie Smith supports Bears' defensive scheme

There are 34 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 10, 2008, titled Lovie Smith supports Bears' defensive scheme. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Lovie Smith has heard the whispers. He simply chooses to ignore them. The Bears' coach is fully aware of the critics calling for a change in defensive philosophy following Sunday's 21-14 loss to the Tennessee ...

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KPR

AOL

#1 Nov 10, 2008
Newsflash Lovie, you are NOT having success with the COVER NONE defense! Wake up or you coaching tenure will hit the road!
DKO

Chicago, IL

#2 Nov 10, 2008
Phew. Well, if Lovie isn't worried, then I shouldn't be either. Thanks for the reassurance. I was losing sleep over this the past two nights, but now you've put everything to rest.
DKO

Chicago, IL

#3 Nov 10, 2008
Isn't lovie pointing the finger at his players? If so, then maybe he should go all out and call out the particular player(s) that aren't executing. Otherwise, its just an empty shift of blame.
Arif

Plainfield, IL

#4 Nov 11, 2008
I'm not sure what else the Bears can do on defense. Vasher is become a liability in the secondary. I suppose the Bears coaching staff needs to adjust by allowing their corners to bump opposing wide recievers from their routes. I've never been a fan of Babaich but to his defesne he tried everything possible in the Titans game. The Bears blitzed a number of times to try and generate pressure but failed. I guess maybe the Bears can try and disguise their blitz pacages better. But my point is this, the Bears will continue to look terrible unless they can somehow sustain some sort of press rush.
Citizen

Los Angeles, CA

#5 Nov 11, 2008
Lovie is a dumba**!

"We've had success with this defense and we're not going to change up."

Maybe the other teams "changed up" because of our success on defense and found a way to exploit it! Time for Lovie and his staff to go, with the exception of Toub. This f8cker is Stalinistic with OUR team. Everyone else in this league changes and adapted to our strengths, now we have to find another way to gain back the edge.

"...we're not going to change up."

BULLSH*T!!!!!!! I think it's time for a change up in coaching staff.
Your Creator

Chicago, IL

#6 Nov 11, 2008
So, Lovie supports a defensive scheme that makes mediocre quarterbacks look like future hall-of-famers... If that is indeed an accurate recounting of Lovie's sentiments (you never can tell with the media these days), I think it's high time we start looking for a new head coach.
Mark

Mundelein, IL

#7 Nov 11, 2008
Albert Einstein once said “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.

Lovie, you are truly insane. Hopefully Angelo has Bill Cowher on speed dial.
Mgray

Boynton Beach, FL

#8 Nov 11, 2008
Broken record.
Broken coaching.
Broken season.
SIH

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Nov 11, 2008
Here's a "change"...fire him.
floridabearzfan

Fort Myers, FL

#10 Nov 11, 2008
I gotta be honest. I've always been a Lovie supporter. Always beleived he was the right guy for the job. I still do but statements like this concern me because this scheme is obviously not workin that well. I hope he actually see's that.
floridabearzfan

Fort Myers, FL

#11 Nov 11, 2008
great comment Mark!
TruthBeTold

United States

#12 Nov 11, 2008
WANTED: A Coach that can admit failure and is willing to change his schemes to improve!
John

United States

#13 Nov 11, 2008
Lovie your days are ending soon as a coach in Chicago. You best change your philosophy or go back to St. Louis.
Kyle

United States

#14 Nov 11, 2008
They rarely send more than the 4 man rush. It is obvious they can't get pressure with 4 this year. However, they continue to set back and allow every opposing QB to have a career day, and are ranked 30th against the pass.

This is the same arrogance displayed by Smith with the "Rex is our QB," and "trust me" for replacing Ron Rivera.
Bob l

United States

#15 Nov 11, 2008
Lovie,
If you can't see your defense is being torn up over the middle then your not paying attention. The defensive scheme is not working.
cedrick burnson

United States

#16 Nov 11, 2008
John wrote:
Lovie your days are ending soon as a coach in Chicago. You best change your philosophy or go back to St. Louis.
Right. Memo to Angelo: Bill Cowher and Brian Billick are wasting their talent talking into a mircophone. Make a phone call & draw up a contract, their table is ready.
Ole Ed

United States

#17 Nov 11, 2008
This looks and sound just like Jauron.Hie unwavering loyalty to the systen is unbelieveable.Here it is past the middle of the season and they keep saying we have to get better.Off season,training camp and pre-season games are the time to get better.If you haven't done it by now it ain't going to happen.
Denny Green

Tallahassee, FL

#18 Nov 11, 2008
It would help if Turner wouldn't throw his running plays out the window when Rex is in the game. It would also help if they put Brandon Lloyd on the field on passing downs instead of the geriatric Booker. Go back and watch the game- every time booker is off the field we get a completion. Coincidence?(This guy got cut by the worst team in football, and their record is as good as the Bears now.)
Next time we have 4th and 3, why not call a 10 yard in instead of a an outside comeback route? We need a go to guy, and it ain't Hester- its the Rookie or the TE.
PCK

Randolph, WI

#19 Nov 11, 2008
'Lovie Smith has heard the whispers. He simply chooses to ignore them.'- Ignore, as in ignorant!

'We've had success with this defense and we're not going to change up'. That’s the problem Lovie, you don’t understand when its time to make a change, as evidenced by the fact that you have the severely under qualified, over matched Bobblehead Babich as your D-coord. Same with Jerry Angina. How pathetically stubborn can these meatballs be?
PCK

Randolph, WI

#20 Nov 11, 2008
John wrote:
Lovie your days are ending soon as a coach in Chicago. You best change your philosophy or go back to St. Louis.
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Remember who he works for John, and the length of his contract. Sadly, Smith is not going away anytime soon. Even the last few wins have been painful to watch. In Michael McWeeneys mind, having been to the Super Bowl recently, he is set for another 20 years.

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