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#16 carolina-chuck

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:40 PM

Lovie Smith as DC for me all day.
Turner as OC and Chico stays as HC, I'm fine.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:55 PM

Lovie Smith as DC for me all day.
Turner as OC and Chico stays as HC, I'm fine.

rivera leaving chicago was lovie's idea because rivera wasn't lovie's choice for a DC and the first opportunity he had to move on from rivera he took it.

the problem, aside from lovie wanting someone else, was that the two defensive styles were very different. rivera comes from the jim johnson 4-3 (a very aggressive/attack defense) and lovie comes from the dungy tampa 2 system...which is a bend/don't break, soft cover defense whose goal was to prevent the big play.

their styles didn't mesh.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:56 PM

oh...and whose idea was it to put mike tice in charge of the offense?

and then mike martz before that?

not trusting at all his taste in OCs.

do not want.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

rivera leaving chicago was lovie's idea because rivera wasn't lovie's choice for a DC and the first opportunity he had to move on from rivera he took it.

the problem, aside from lovie wanting someone else, was that the two defensive styles were very different. rivera comes from the jim johnson 4-3 (a very aggressive/attack defense) and lovie comes from the dungy tampa 2 system...which is a bend/don't break, soft cover defense whose goal was to prevent the big play.

their styles didn't mesh.


I know that, just wishful thinking and due to having connections between them. I'd take Lovie and Norv over Sean and Chud anyday.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

i'd be surprised if he doesn't land a HC gig somewhere, but i'd be shocked if it was here.

DC? maybe so, but i'm not even convinced mcdermott isn't the answer.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

Lovie is very similar to Norv.....Great coordinator, Terrible head coach.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:06 PM

Lovie is a good coach. My personal feeling is that the Bears made a mistake,

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:08 PM

Lovie looks like a very good coach in some regards and then he looks terrible in others

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:12 PM

Didnt he play the dad on Good Times?

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

It's a ludicrous scenario, but if Rivera could swing Lovie as DC and Norv as OC it would be pretty fun.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:27 PM

Lovie went to the Super Bowl with Rex Grossman as his QB. He's a fine coach. Bears f'd up.


Defense got old, Uhrlacher cant stay on the field.
Mentioning Grossman is like mentioning that guy who took the 2000 Ravens to a Super Bowl victory.
I think he was gone in the off season.

Hope Peppers enjoys the rebuilding, guess playing with that great Chicago D didn't work out.

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:43 PM

It's a ludicrous scenario, but if Rivera could swing Lovie as DC and Norv as OC it would be pretty fun.


that's a lot of head coaching experience for one staff to not be successful

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:47 PM

It's a ludicrous scenario, but if Rivera could swing Lovie as DC and Norv as OC it would be pretty fun.


Two Assistant Coaches Rivera was once a subordinate to?

No thanks, this is a guy who the only time he yelled on the field was at his own players for celebrating after kicking the Falcon's butts and telling them to get off their field.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:22 AM

Dude's name is Lovie and he coaches men to nearly kill each other for millions of dollars...that is some seriously baddass irony.

Just on that alone, the guy is an icon. I like him, but you are right that he would be just like RR. I don't see us getting rid of McDermott if Rivera stays. So...I don't think we are going to need or want Lovie Smith.

It would be intriguing to consider replacing McD with Lovie. I could imagine that working out very well for Keuchly, Johnson, and Hardy. I could see us with a top 5 defense within 2 years.

I like him, don't think its gonna work out either way.

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Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

What I don't understand is how that front office has gone this long without upgrading that awful OL. That's their biggest problem and now they fire the head coach?


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