Since George Halas stepped back in as head coach to replace Paddy Driscoll in 1958, only Dave Wannstedt and Dick Jauron have won more games than the coach they replaced.
The Bears began their first real practices with the new coaching staff by rolling at a fast tempo on offense in particular.
When Bears general manager Phil Emery fired Lovie Smith on Monday morning after nine years as the head coach, the news stunned many fans and longtime observers of the club.
The best indication of how severe a particular injury might be is usually in the steps the team takes in the hours after it occurs.
The immediate effects of the Bears 21-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers were the easy part.