NFL coaching pendulum swings

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NFL coaching pendulum swings

GM Phil Emery made offensive repair expert one of the unofficial job requirements for the Bears next head coach after troubles under a coach from a defensive background. Eight of the first 13 candidates are from the other side of the ball from Smith.

Meanwhile, the Bears are not the only team leaning to reversing field.

It started with the Kansas City Chiefs firing longtime defensive fixture Romeo Crennel and replacing him with Andy Reid.

Smith is one of three candidates from the defensive side slated to interview for the head coach post with the Philadelphia Eagles, to replace longtime offensive guru Reid. The Eagles, whose chaos on defense dropped them to a tie for third-worst in points allowed last season, also have one candidate from special teams and three from backgrounds on offense.

CSNChicago.com previously laid out the Bears 2013 schedule. It includes: Philadelphia, where Smith is a candidate, and Cleveland, where Smiths name is in play now that flirtations with Oregons Chip Kelly are finished.

Bears Talk Podcast: Will Bears pick up first win of season against Lions?

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Bears Talk Podcast: Will Bears pick up first win of season against Lions?

Today's panel includes Pat Boyle, Jim Miller, Brian Urlacher and Mark Schanowski. The guys talk about what went wrong in Dallas and whether or not they can fix it this Sunday against Detroit. Brian Urlacher also explains the intricacies of the '46' defense. Finally, Urlacher-- an avid golf fan-- talks the Ryder Cup and previews his new show on The Golf Channel.

Check out the latest edition of the Bears Talk Podcast here:

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Could Jay Cutler lose his starting job as Bears QB?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Could Jay Cutler lose his starting job as Bears QB?

Tonight's panel include Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times, Hub Arkush from Pro Football Weekly, and NFL Analyst Dan Pompei. The guys discuss whether Jay Cutler could lose his starting job to Brian Hoyer, question if Joe Maddon is managing his starting rotation properly heading into the postseason, and talk about whether Robin Ventura will return to manage the White Sox next season.

Listen to the SportsTalk Live Podcast below: