So news is coming out that former Bears coach Lovie Smith will sit out the 2013 season – basically getting screwed over for a number of NFL openings while guys like Rob Chudzinski and Marc Trestman, basic surprises, have gotten jobs.
Why is everyone so sour on Smith, a coach who took the Bears to the Super Bowl and a NFC Title game over his nine years of service?
Mark it to bad press, as well as the bad taste he’s left in interviews, not able to give true solid reasons as to why the Bears have missed the postseason in five of the last six seasons.
Smith’s resume reads three playoff appearances, one Coach of the Year award, and one Super Bowl appearance, but basically he was not able to bring enough sizzle to the table during his interviews.
There’s also another strong reason as to why Smith is going to take a nap on 2013 – $5 million dollars. The former Bears coach is still owed that by the team, and will be more than happy to collect it.
Smith interviewed for three NFL head-coaching vacancies, and doesn’t want to take a coordinator position, which is a smart move.
Look for Smith to relax and probably end up doing some TV in 2013 – and once the bad press from guys like Bears general manager Phil Emery pass, his name will pop up as a top choice for positions in 2014.