Anthony Adams on Lovie firing
Anthony spice Adams who's done it's great work for us here Comcast sports that had a long run playing for Lovie Smith as Chicago bear joins us on our hotline. By Anthony I know your saddened to see the departure of your former head football coach but are you surprised to see him out in the business of the NFL. You know not surprisingly well and the longer you play the more -- But the hoosiers. First. Playing for -- lot of players have come out today there angry. -- Devin Hester is absolutely devastated Brian Urlacher was very upset last night when it was even intimidated that this could happen today. What was it about -- that endeared such great goodwill with his players. Well. Is it straight and I believe that all the guys I've ever seen I don't talk to you prior to our -- -- public. Is that we have players coached and he was Smart about the -- -- was Smart about practice. It was smarter well the play caller. And he -- a lot of these sense I mean if you look at his junior coach. We probably have the most turnovers -- anybody in the an announcer. So you know he was just he's just a great -- out of your hours very approachable you can talk to. And you guys are disagreed about something mark you can actually -- conversation about not like people -- well or demote you. You know because you had a disagreement. And you know he -- -- a real live and there you gotta respect that. And -- -- the way he dealt with the media he was I had often times condescending you guys got to see that. What we knew what I take -- he was not that way at all in the locker room in meetings with the team. But with the media it was almost as he despised dealing with -- is that an accurate statement. Well probably whip and it earlier coach is Larry extremely great with the media you know is only like you know I am sort. You know after so long those Cutler in the -- you know right. I mean if you look at Bill Belichick -- you know due to the gives you heard one word answers -- -- -- so there's there's not. A lot of coaches who. Are very candid when it comes to media. -- he'd ever to serve pretty well the amount of Chicago's reserve place for. And very different partners. So. I was pleased he was doing something right. In our optimism you know could not have missed that for years. You know it gives dollars originally posted -- there. If if Lovie Smith. Time -- time takes a little -- pixel time he relaxes. He says do you Anthony wanna have dinner with you wanna talk to you about me as a head football coach Annie sat with you man to man at dinner he said. Okay what did you like about me as a coach and what do you think I need to get better at what would you tell me had to get better. I don't know I'm -- -- I was actually kind of put pressure. Well. I really -- I care chip leader and is there. It'd it would probably would have to be more options. Diego. Why do you think the Bears struggled so much under -- offensively because nine years one time they -- rated as high as fifteen. The rest of our time you know bottom of the -- why. Our I guess there's there's also in that defense wins championships. You know you consider other. It really focus on of these players you know bring up Brandon Marshall and then this -- there was great Simon backward city although I was period. Just to -- they need more you know so charms. Your best -- to be better. And that doesn't it was a case sort of sort of opera this year.
Former Bear Anthony Adams discusses Lovie Smith's firing and isn't surprised the team said goodbye -12/31