Lovie Smith Returning, Neutered

| January 4th, 2010

The Chicago Bears will hold a press conference tomorrow and announce that Lovie Smith is returning as the head coach in 2010.  According to the report from PFT, it is expected that Ron Turner will be fired as offensive coordinator and that Rod Marinelli will assume the defensive play-calling duties.  

What does this mean?  It means that the Bears organization has decided that the men who called the plays on both offense and defense did not deserve to return in those positions next season.  At the same time, they’re arguing the man in charge of everything has earned another shot.  Does it make any sense at all?  Of course not.  
Let’s wait and here what Jerry Angelo says at tomorrow’s press conference.  But right now this seems like a 100% monetary decision.