We are just one preseason game into the year and Lovie Smith has already tried to feed the fans bullshit. Last week, he says Brian Urlacher misses practice for “personal reasons”. Everyone knew that Urlacher was probably going from doctor to doctor to find out what is wrong with this knee. Then, the news the breaks on Tuesday that he ended up getting his knee cleaned out.
Reports say that he should be ready go by the season opener but let’s be honest, I don’t believe anything that comes out of Lovie’s mouth or anyone else on that team. I understand why the players would have to say that crap but the fact that Lovie Smith, has continuously insulted the paying customers by lying, is unnecessary. I’ll speak for myself as well as the guys at Fire Ron Turner, that we’re the guys who put money into that franchise by going to nearly every home game every season. If I shoved bullshit down every customer at my business like Lovie Smith does, I wouldn’t have enough to make ends meet.
Along with the consistent lying, the guy is also an idiot for playing Urlacher in the final regular season game which was meaningless to begin with. Being that it’s the Bears, fans always have a feeling that something bad is going to happen anyway, so prevent it when you can. In all these years he has been the coach, he has mismanaged his players and put some of them (Hester at wide receiver) in a position to fail. Instead of playing some of these players to their strengths, he plays them to their weaknesses because he “thinks they can help the team”.
I remember a game against the Seahawks in 2007 where the Bears were just trying to stay in the wild card race. Cedric Benson on his first run, goes 50 or 60 yards for a touchdown and the Bears are up early. The rest of the game, he hardly had the chance to touch the ball and the Bears insisted on passing the rest. The Bears promptly lose the game and the season is in turmoil if it already wasn’t. I remember it as if it were yesterday when Lovie took the podium after the game. Someone asked about Cedric Benson not getting many carries after that. Lovie replied with something along the lines of, “Well, if you keep doing that, they’ll eventually stop that”. That’s stupidity at it’s finest.
I’ll be glad when Lovie Smith is shown the door shortly after the New Year because even with the vast improvements of the team, if Urlacher isn’t healthy which he won’t be, they are screwed before it even begins. I’ll be shocked and I am sure most will agree if he is healthy. The defense sucks even more without him. In addition, after seeing J’Marcus Webb in the game against the Broncos last week, we need to pick a week when Cutler will have his season-ending injury. Look on the bright side though, at least Johnny Knox won’t cause it by slipping and forcing Jay to run 50 yards down the field to prevent the other team from scoring.
No worries though ladies and gentleman. We have the shitty combo of Jason Campbell and Josh McCown ready to go and if anything happens to those guys, Todd Collins is only one call away.