Vaughn McClure reported this morning that Orlando Pace was warming up for practice and the Sun-Times reiterated the point by proclaiming that “Left tackle Orlando Pace (groin) practiced on a limited basis but is expected to start.”
If Lovie Smith starts Pace at left tackle on Sunday, he should be fired before kickoff. Chris Williams is the future at the position and the organization must be given time to evaluate him against three consecutive playoff-caliber opponents. Lovie’s choice of Pace would be another example of a delusion coach’s desperate attempt to cling to the pipe dream of an unreachable postseason. He must be stopped. And Jerry Angelo must step in and stop him.