Green Bay Packers Forum

Welcome to your Green Bay Packers Online Community!

Since 2006, PackersHome has been providing a unique experience for fans.
Your participation is greatly anticipated!
Login or Register.
2 Pages12>
Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Offline Gaycandybacon  
#1 Posted : Monday, December 31, 2012 9:02:15 AM(UTC)
Rank: Member

United States
Joined: 9/17/2012(UTC)
Applause Given: 146
Applause Received: 187
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0...h-fired-by-chicago-bears

Quote:
We have our first surprising name to be fired on Black Monday. Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith was fired Monday, according to NFL.com's Ian Rapoport. Smith met with upper management this morning. Bears assistants were very nervous, according to Rapoport.

Smith had a few things working against him, starting with the reality that he hasn't made the playoffs for five of the last six years. An even bigger factor: GM Phil Emery was just hired last year. New decision makers usually want to bring in their own head coaches.

NFL.com's Albert Breer reported last week that Emery and other GM candidates were told a year ago that they had to keep Smith for 2012, but Smith's future after that would be up to them. Now Emery exercised that right. The Bears failed to make the playoffs after a 7-1 start. While Smith's defense is still dangerous, he's consistently been unable to improve the offense through his staff hires.

Smith coached the Bears for nine seasons, making the playoffs three times, including one Super Bowl appearance. The defense was always good, but this was a team that more often hung around the middle of the NFL.

With Smith out, Jay Cutler is going to have to start over with another offensive coordinator. A defense full of players fit to Smith's scheme may not fit well anymore.

This was a sensible time to make a change, but the Bears may have to take a step back in 2013 before taking a step forward.



Imagine if we won yesterday.. This might have never happened :-k
Offline DakotaT  
#2 Posted : Monday, December 31, 2012 9:16:43 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

United States
Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 1,049
Applause Received: 2,116
God dammit - I wanted that man there forever! Always loved the deer in the headlights look when something went bad, backed by the arrogance that he thought he had it all under control. If Andy Reid gets hired by the Bears, he might actually turn Cutler into a good quarterback. What a horrible turn of events.
thanks Post received 1 applause.
Packerchick on 12/31/2012(UTC)
Offline wpr  
#3 Posted : Monday, December 31, 2012 9:53:37 AM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2012PackersHome NFL Pick'em - Gold: 2013FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Silver: 2014FleaFlicker Fantasy Football - Bronze: 2013

Joined: 8/8/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 4,001
Applause Received: 2,050
UPDATE: Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer notes the Bears have already asked for permission to interview Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

same link as above
Offline dfosterf  
#4 Posted : Monday, December 31, 2012 3:26:14 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

United States
Joined: 8/19/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 228
Applause Received: 478
DakotaT said: Go to Quoted Post
God dammit - I wanted that man there forever! Always loved the deer in the headlights look when something went bad, backed by the arrongance that he thought he had it all under control. If Andy Reid gets hired by the Bears, he might actually turn Cutler into a good quarterback. What a horrible turn of events.


He was easy to hate for us Packer fans, and I'm personally happy he got shit-canned, but I still think he was an excellent head coach. I would also worry if the Bears hired Andy. I'm not too concerned, as manglement in Chicago is too stupid to hang on to Smith, so practically by definition they would be too stupid to hire Reid.
Offline DakotaT  
#5 Posted : Monday, December 31, 2012 3:53:38 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

United States
Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 1,049
Applause Received: 2,116
dfosterf said: Go to Quoted Post
He was easy to hate for us Packer fans, and I'm personally happy he got shit-canned, but I still think he was an excellent head coach. I would also worry if the Bears hired Andy. I'm not too concerned, as manglement in Chicago is too stupid to hang on to Smith, so practically by definition they would be too stupid to hire Reid.


Gunny, it's the ultimate compliment to influence another man's avatar. You carry me with now don't you? ThumpUp
Offline dfosterf  
#6 Posted : Monday, December 31, 2012 3:57:18 PM(UTC)
Rank: Veteran Member

United States
Joined: 8/19/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 228
Applause Received: 478
I'm still attempting to discern my shit from my shinola.

Flapper

Offline zombieslayer  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, January 1, 2013 11:58:13 AM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: San Francisco
Applause Given: 778
Applause Received: 495
He was an AWFUL HC. He was a BRILLIANT DC.

If our D bombs in the Playoffs, fire Dom and hire Lovie Smith as our DC. I'm dead serious. Devon Hester will request a trade to the Packers if this happens. Hester's love for Smith is well known.

If we have Hester as our returner and Lovie Smith as our DC, and shore up the OL with one or two workable players (they don't have to be Solid, just average is fine), we'll go 17-2 next year with a SB win. Easily.

Of course, this is a pipe dream. We'll never see Smith as a DC on the Packers. For some strange reason, Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy are sold on Dom. I have no idea why. Opposing Os have him figured out.

Now Smith has had a top 5 D five times. Dom has had one. 5 > 1. And it's not because of a lack of talent on our side.
Offline DakotaT  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, January 1, 2013 1:40:56 PM(UTC)
Rank: Select Member

United States
Joined: 8/18/2008(UTC)
Applause Given: 1,049
Applause Received: 2,116
Zombie, you are talking out of your ass. We do not have the personnel to play a cover 2 sysetem because we have been building a 3-4 defense. It'd take 2-3 years to make the conversion over, and I don't even believe that is a shut down defense. It is a defense built to make an offense go on long drives, but it's weakness is up the seams and there are too many good tight ends in this league that shred cover 2s.

Lovie's supposed success was built on beating up the weak sisters of the league and he has never been able to piss with the big boys, even with that very strong team that went to the super bowl a decade ago.
Offline zombieslayer  
#9 Posted : Tuesday, January 1, 2013 5:58:41 PM(UTC)
Rank: Registered

Joined: 8/7/2008(UTC)
Location: San Francisco
Applause Given: 778
Applause Received: 495
DakotaT said: Go to Quoted Post
Zombie, you are talking out of your ass. We do not have the personnel to play a cover 2 sysetem because we have been building a 3-4 defense. It'd take 2-3 years to make the conversion over, and I don't even believe that is a shut down defense. It is a defense built to make an offense go on long drives, but it's weakness is up the seams and there are too many good tight ends in this league that shred cover 2s.

Lovie's supposed success was built on beating up the weak sisters of the league and he has never been able to piss with the big boys, even with that very strong team that went to the super bowl a decade ago.


I am talking out of my ass. Rockmolder corrected me. Had no idea how many changes we'd have to make if we installed Lovie Smith as DC. Most importantly, we'd take away CM3's best skills.

So, I retract what I said about Lovie Smith.
Offline Gaycandybacon  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, January 2, 2013 2:47:15 AM(UTC)
Rank: Member

United States
Joined: 9/17/2012(UTC)
Applause Given: 146
Applause Received: 187
zombieslayer said: Go to Quoted Post
I am talking out of my ass. Rockmolder corrected me. Had no idea how many changes we'd have to make if we installed Lovie Smith as DC. Most importantly, we'd take away CM3's best skills.

So, I retract what I said about Lovie Smith.


I think Clay could play like how the Broncos use Von Miller in the 4-3. Clay could play anywhere unlike Peppers I think Smith could utilize him much much better than you think.

But Capers is not a bad coach at all. Can't blame coaching for everything I think if we stink it up in the playoffs he may get one more shot. Because starting this year we're sorta starting to rebuild a defense.
Rss Feed 
Users browsing this topic
Guest
2 Pages12>
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error


Fan Shout
uffda udfa (31m) : Can't. MM burned them all.
Smokey (52m) : go pack go ?
wpr (1h) : Smokey AND Uffda, you both ca be placed in a timeout. Stop it.
Smokey (1h) : go pack go :)
Zero2Cool (1h) : STOP! Talk Packers or STFU. K thanks. :-)
uffda udfa (1h) : Ranting about everyone to stop talking Wolf while talking cooking appliances.
uffda udfa (1h) : I told you the truth. It upset you. U were hypocritical.
Smokey (2h) : yes I was, but he just ...
Zero2Cool (2h) : We all have the same ability to ignore someone. Exercise that. GO PACK GO!!!
Smokey (2h) : NOT YOUR FIGHT NONSTOP
Nonstopdrivel (3h) : ving again.
Nonstopdrivel (3h) : Calling him a bully? Telling him to leave? Seriously? This is the kind of shit that drove me away last time and is making me contemplate lea
Smokey (3h) : Be a good fellow and go pester another forum.
Smokey (3h) : It amazes me that you've remained in this forum for as long as you have.
Smokey (3h) : This is not your schoolyard to bully others, in fact I was that kid who stood up to the bully and kicked his ass.
Smokey (4h) : In the end the bully ended up in prison as everyone else grew up and moved on with their lives.
Smokey (4h) : I rate you with the hated schoolyard bully that tried to terrorize others to feel himself big.
Smokey (4h) : U2, it is obvious that you don't care if people like you or not. Well people don't.
uffda udfa (5h) : It's the same day every day at 1265. They crave sameness.
uffda udfa (5h) : Didn't care u were talking cooking just that u tried censoring GM talk.
mojaveson (6h) : Tough loss, but it's now Monday and time to move forward. I hope the front office feels the same way and gets right to work on filling the h
uffda udfa (6h) : I'm going to start a favorite Pixar movie right before opening day 2017.
uffda udfa (6h) : Don't discuss Packers brass during game week. Cooking appliances are more interesting.
uffda udfa (6h) : I grew up in Wisconsin. Don't u see you created your own irony?
uffda udfa (6h) : Or pecans or walnuts? That is nuts.
uffda udfa (6h) : That's hilarious. No GM talk says u but let's talk cooking appliances?
uffda udfa (6h) : Meanwhile, you're talking turkeys, crock pots and pressure cookers.
uffda udfa (6h) : Smokey...U complained about too much Eliot Wolf talk not game talk.
uffda udfa (6h) : Disagree. He choose to roll into endzone. Safety was right call.
Smokey (6h) : U2, take your Texas redneck thinking and serve it with your pot of beans .
uffda udfa (6h) : Said maybe 1 yard line but no control until on goal line.
uffda udfa (6h) : Claimed momentum carried into endzone.
uffda udfa (6h) : Claimed it could never been ruled a safety.
uffda udfa (6h) : Mike Pereira explained on Twitter what he should've on FOX.
Smokey (6h) : Keeping them thread separated is the key. Fan Shout is for any and all members to post as they please. No one voted you King U2 .
Please sign in to use Fan Shout

2016 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 11 @ 12:00 PM
at Jaguars
Sunday, Sep 18 @ 7:30 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Sep 25 @ 12:00 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Oct 2 @ 12:00 AM
BYE
Sunday, Oct 9 @ 7:30 PM
GIANTS
Sunday, Oct 16 @ 3:25 PM
COWBOYS
Thursday, Oct 20 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 30 @ 3:25 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Nov 6 @ 3:25 PM
COLTS
Sunday, Nov 13 @ 12:00 PM
at Titans
Sunday, Nov 20 @ 7:30 PM
at Redskins
Monday, Nov 28 @ 7:30 PM
at Eagles
Sunday, Dec 4 @ 12:00 PM
TEXANS
Sunday, Dec 11 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Dec 18 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Saturday, Dec 24 @ 12:00 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Jan 1 @ 7:30 PM
at Lions

Think About It
Think About It

Recent Topics
11m / Green Bay Packers Talk / musccy

36m / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

36m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

43m / Green Bay Packers Talk / steveishere

45m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Porforis

55m / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

2h / Fantasy Sports Talk / mojaveson

3h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

6h / Around The NFL / mojaveson

6h / Green Bay Packers Talk / mojaveson

8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

12h / Around The NFL / mojaveson

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / luigis

13h / Green Bay Packers Talk / uffda udfa

14h / Green Bay Packers Talk / dhazer


Packers Headlines