Is Somebody Ready to Get Canned in the Windy City?


I am going to outline several scenarios of potential changes for the Bears organization following the dismal disappointment of the 2009 season.  I think it is inevitable that something is going to have to change.  What it is, no one can tell for sure yet. Did Ron Turner and Lovie Smith do enough at the finish line to keep their jobs?  Is Jerry Angelo under the hot seat?  What is going to happen to Jay Cutler under new regimes?  Read on to find out!

Scenario 1 – Jerry Angelo Fired

If this happens then Lovie Smith and his crew of BFFs would probably be gone as well.  However, unless the Bears organization is prepared to go after a head coach that will have player personnel responsibilities (like a Mike Holmgren type) then the Bears would be stuck picking from the bottom of the barrel.  Most premier coaches that are currently available are not going to wait for the Bears organization to do a search for their (arguably) top guy.  The new top guy would then have to do a search for a new head coach.  Regardless, if the Bears are going to build an offense around Jay Cutler, that would mean he will have to work for the 3rd straight year under a new offensive coordinator.

Scenario 2 – Lovie Smith Fired

This happens if, and only if, Jerry Angelo is put under immense pressure by the organization.  In this scenario, all of Lovie Smith’s BFFs are gone too.  Angelo now has to convince a prospective new incoming coach that he can purchase enough talent in free agency to have something to work with.  Good luck!  Plus, there is the 11million other reasons to keep Lovie around.  Regardless, if the Bears are going to build an offense around Jay Cutler, that would mean he will have to work for the 3rd straight year under a new offensive coordinator. And, if Jerry Angelo doesn’t get it done with a new coach, he could be gone the following year giving Jay Cutler a potential 4th straight year under a new offensive coordinator.

Scenario 3 – Ron Turner Fired

This happens if, and only if, Lovie Smith is put under immense pressure by Jerry Angelo.  Now, in order for a replacement to be found, the Bears have to look for a position coach in the organization (DAVE TOUB PLEASE) or one around the league that they can promote or they have to go to the minor leagues (college).  Regardless, if the Bears are going to build an offense around Jay Cutler, that would mean he will have to work for the 3rdstraight year under a new offensive coordinator.  And, if Jerry Angelo doesn’t get it done with Lovie Smith, either he or Lovie could be gone the following year giving Jay Cutler a potential 4th straight year under a new offensive coordinator.

Scenario 4 – No major changes

If the Bears do not want Jay Cutler to have to stagnate under a revolving door of offensive coordinators then no changes are made.  However, some position coaches might be gone such as Pep Hamilton, Quarterbacks Coach; Tim Spencer, Running Backs Coach; Darryl Drake, Wide Receivers Coach.  This scenario seems to me to be the most likely.

Scenario 5 – We get the exact same crap we had this year.

If the McCaskeys really want to keep their fan base, something has to change.  In my humble opinion, Scenario 4 is the most likely.  Money and the development of Jay Cutler as the feature of the offense dictate that Lovie Spankme and Ron Turnover keep their jobs, but are told this is your make it or break it year.

I assume that we will find out more in tomorrows press conference.


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