And there isn't anything unique to yesterday's 13-21 loss except the better team won.
Injuries and iffy refereeing don't really count in a Packers/Bears game, to me anyway.
You win or you lose.
The reaction, and there's nothing knee-jerk about it because we've all had years and years to think about it, is to get rid of him.
He has one more year on his contract, so just...lose the guy.
But I continue to think the bigger problem went away when they FINALLY tossed Jerry Angelo.
And I kind of agree with Mike Mulligan in this article.
He's flawed when he simply points out how many potential vacancies will be out there because some of the head coaches who get canned will simply go to another organization.
But overall...who are the Bears going to get?
(And you're not allowed to say "I don't care, ANYONE will be better.")
It's definitely coming to the end of the Lovie Smith era, whether it's now or a couple years from now.
My hope would be that Phil Emery is planning on that and identifying potential candidates for the job, and then the candidates after that, and then after that so if one plan fails there's another ready to go.
Don't run from a bad situation, but rather go to a good one.
Somewhere out there is a talented guy who's dying to coach the Chicago Bears because of the city, the history, and what could be.
Unless he's right there right now, I wouldn't toss Lovie just yet.