Moon talks Lovie Smith's future on PFT Live
Wed, 5 Dec 2012|
Insider John 'Moon' Mullin weighs in on Lovie Smith's future with the Bears on Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio - 12/5
Your private structures that make the playoffs that just a numbers game. And it will be would be two years in a row even though injuries that -- to collapses from some pretty good situations. Hard to see you back here. That's about it John Rollins who. CSN Chicago talking less than on the air so it's really sure about the question of whether or not Lovie Smith could be in trouble sounds that's -- When you think about last year. Collapsed down the stretch those that look good Jerry Angelo pay -- that with his job Lovie Smith doesn't have a contract that extends well into the future so. This -- partners don't make it. Everything's on the table we had him on -- hot -- early in the year when it looked like maybe they would make it and they got blasted by the Packers so he could be edging back to the hot -- joining us now guy who is on the hot seat as far as I know. John on the CSN Chicago what's up John. But I enjoy the Colts you got here it's really cold out -- -- Well it's called -- it's hot seat for Lovie Smith and let's start right there because. I saw this possibly coming the last time he got a contract extension because he didn't get. The number of years that he wanted when you have hoosiers you have security because if you fire. A guy who's got. 34 years left. It costs more by -- out. He's signed through 2013 is that right. Yeah he got hurt he rolled to eight but I think one move with -- lefty -- true more autumn so. You know wasn't a Ford was Olympics forger that. Extension rips your -- about so often that the fellow likes him and they've been they've been behind him now. And if they do fall apart and they you know. Don't look now but didn't Chicago Bears are falling apart the one and three in their last four games after that one loss start. Could you really see Lovie Smith being out Chicago if this continues. -- absolutely -- him and that he you know it's. There there's really to look dismissal one of them is the one that was there when there was seven and one or even eaten three before. Before the Seattle game. And that's when he got to help -- Brian Urlacher. If we lose it it sort of their 186 it will mean that they will look washed at the Vikings not a lost it -- mean that they failed to -- attackers and the one. Stated reason the jury as it was fire. -- -- -- close talent gap but the Packers so it's not it's you know you can't patent or he's not a risk any -- Now we will battle at all true and that's when the stars -- -- guys. And the good news. If we had that bad news losing to the Vikings and the Packers is that the final two games are at Arizona at Detroit that Arizona game looks like one. Then the Bears should win but then you have to wonder about going to Detroit in week seventeen and one of the line's playing for hey if we can knock -- Bears out of the -- let's do it. And if you finished 97. Then there goes the tiebreaker to the Seahawks who at a minimum. You're gonna be nine and seven we could see the Bears -- out of the post season ought to get lets me you mentioned Urlacher let's focus on what he means to this team because even though he's older. He still has a real impact on that defense doesn't. You know. It is there's you're lucky to extend the tackle totals believes he is leading the team in tackles at this moment so for all of the parents that you bought that you -- from him. He's still a very good middle linebacker which is -- locker of a warm out to a five starts. And whatever -- what was the EU really -- this is eighty Larry Bird Magic Johnson kind of guy Arum of people's regards OB track even when he was out in 09 which wasn't a total collapse without him. After the season in the garage and television -- we -- -- -- is the -- that make sure we were in the right places. And he also has an instinctive to get that that's what separates guys. Well actually -- Johnson type -- and extra hole -- -- the whole is greater than the sum of the parts so to simply look at him -- a guy that we can out of contracts might not musical value. Got so that's what he's worth on the open market there's probably not what it's worked and there are so you know it'll be -- it was a lawsuit in which him. Because it's the feeling was in the Lovie Smith district is extremely good -- -- tremendous from or what we're -- and -- and look Smart so there's no. On trapped in this which emption is not a lot more here -- a good soldier so. Get it it'll be picked numbers like you'll -- Eagles will be here. How concerned should the Bears feel overall about. The performance against Seattle giving up long scoring drives to an offense run by a rookie quarterback not something you expected Bears to do. At home against any rookie quarterback really against any quarterback at all. Thought it and it's -- way it happened my agent you're spot on. A good bit dismiss -- only defense is predicated based on a lot of eyes on the quarterback. They don't Belichick -- maybe thirty. 40%. But they're they're designed to make you drive long distances. And and they attach you to it's unfortunate they're gonna force turnovers arguing that concept while you have achieved neutral shelled a 107 yards -- -- the -- -- -- -- -- and -- -- -- And then they came back on the Libya next possession. You know the -- possession overtime and did exactly the same bench so they. That they ineffective piece of Bears at the open game and the Bears or speed based defense and all the sudden they look back there running into -- blow up Russell Wilson there's a marriage so he broke them at errors -- -- that that was what was -- -- concerned about -- We should should Bears fans put any stock in Jacob was -- from yesterday that. He's willing to take a hometown discount it's time to negotiate your contract. -- know you always started a larger groups. Maybe a good mood this saga peek into his work twenties -- -- well take twenty lamenting is where it's sixteen or something so. You know he is very happy with his teammates. For all of the sometimes you're erratic. Image he projects with the -- that the public works with the media. The guy is -- -- -- -- -- Brandon Marshall he's he's playing with guys likes. Ironically if they upgrade the offensive line he's got up as a coordinator Mike -- Who believes in protecting quarterback so. It's a good situation. And that that can and so it was funny when people talk about their short it's what our starting point of view the tour determine whether it's a real boost -- We have on the screen that Jay Cutler mistake in a few weeks -- with concussion things didn't go well without Devin Hester missed. Sunday's game against the Seahawks with a concussion any word on whether he's any closer to play. -- it's it's you know probably the beat. What was the injury report is usually not that big deal because they'll hold guys out on coach's decision that so well this week it has because Earl Bennett got one concussion. The -- -- players that are them that are part concussions Jay Cutler twice once in lynch him in 2010 and once this year. Poster mentioned Cleland in Houston game. There's always tell those guys out the next game so. Whether Hester comes back of the -- about the is important -- it is as -- there -- Oh that's horrible play that sort of I think they're expecting a culture in jeopardy back about them understated. Urge you to Canada can have an undervalued washed them to go there yeah welcome Aaron. The -- knee injury so. They may look the other -- orbit thrusters and -- the court and strippers. You get depth chart at offensive line it's different names in different places every week good -- made his debut at right guard Chris Spencer injured last week. Will Spencer be ready this week and did pretty good enough to maybe keep that job even when -- ready to go out. Yeah I think he did at this point. Completely failed fourth and walked our pick up notwithstanding -- won earlier is not so much entirely on colonial power. -- has got -- go outside as much as ever Williams villager to a school of backside block for. The Bears actually didn't survive some of the the -- more I think Chris Chris Spencer will be able to play get -- -- social order actually. Better -- come back opposite end from injures them wide receivers are or what impacts us Boris cutting social work. -- got that. Delectable creamy gear to argue a lot dismissing those guys out to compliment that you told they're -- -- so I think maybe you can match up -- -- open. Go forward and you know that. The Bears play a Vikings team they handled. Pretty easily a couple of weeks ago many didn't get a lead on the Vikings it's hard for the Vikings come back because they don't have a passing and how concerned -- really should the Bears beat. About a rematch so soon after playing that the Vikings once and having to go into the stadium that former Bears coach Mike Dickey used Colorado we're down. Lately people like of that the last two times and they ended Brett favre's career. Career Arum and -- well they've won last year with. And DeMarcus Ware trying to block -- elements don't want so an inaudible one team I want to know what to do that they have had. -- -- -- greater success controlling it brings Petersen and probably most teams. Ever after the first ordained in his career I don't got a hundred yards against the Bears. Not because he's -- a hundred yards in the first half Sunday such. It's been a matchup that has played to their they would have won six straight as -- chew up there are so. I don't know that it is urged him to play and given -- -- -- So look about a weather turned out to -- -- mark whether it's important to. Well as -- it happens to -- because this week in nab the Packers can they hold it together -- turnaround we've assumed it was going to be but the Packers in the Bears coming out of the NFC north but who knows. Crazy four weeks left in the season a lot can happen we keep an eye on the Bears will be talking against him jump. -- -- Today added John -- CSN Chicago Lovie Smith could be in trouble with the Bears don't make the post season seems unthinkable now. But if they lose three out of the next four and finished nine and seven. That may not big enough to get it depends on what the other teams do it could be the Bears on the outside looking in.