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Bears Fri Sep 14 2012
As if enough wasn't going wrong for the Bears last night: from terrible quarterbacking, to an awful offensive line, to clueless receivers, not to mention a horrible offensive gameplan, then you have CSN/WGN's David Kaplan inciting the crazies by tweeting about the lack of yelling from Lovie Smith:
@thekapman: Mike McCarthy is showing great emotion on GB sideline. C'mon Lovie....need some fire out of you!
Apparently the only way you can beat a team employing a coach that goes postal every time a call goes against his team, or flips out at any and all mistakes made by one of his players, is by countering with the same moronic behavior.
Smith showing "fire" (which I assume means screaming at the world at the first sign of complication) has less to do with the outcome of a football game than how many hours of sleep Jay Cutler gets at night with a new baby. It's simply ludicrous.
The Bears reached the Super Bowl back in the 2006 season with the same mild-tempered Smith that coaches the team today. Many think his stoic demeanor on the sidelines is a successful coaching tactic -- injecting calm into a game filled with chaos. You can win the Lombardi trophy with the same kind of attitude. Ask Tony Dungy.
I doubt you'll find a single football player on the planet that would fault Smith for showing less "fire" on the sidelines. Players know the mistakes they made on the field. Being berated on the sidelines won't change the outcome. The only people who make crazy statements like the one Kaplan made are the same ones that are still worshiping at the feet of Ditka.
It's not 1985 anymore, David. Open your mind to a world where a coach need not blow out the decibel reader to be a successful leader.