9 Ways Chicago Bears Can Re-Tool After Firing Lovie Smith (and 1 To Avoid)

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9 Ways Chicago Bears Can Re-Tool After Firing Lovie Smith (and 1 To Avoid)
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After going 10-6 but missing the playoffs with an epic late-season skid for the second year in a row, Lovie Smith has been fired by the Chicago Bears.

We can argue whether this was the right call or not—for what it's worth, I'm split—but it's the call they made, so now, we can look at the aftermath.

Clearly, changes will be made. This is a team with talent on both sides of the ball and is clearly not that far off. It's missing some things, though, and whoever takes over is bound to make some changes.

Some might be radical; some very small. But changes are coming.

As we wait for the hammers to drop, here are some ideas for changes the Bears could make to get better.

They won't all happen—not even close. Some of them I got from you guys on Twitter, and they intrigued me enough to throw them out here. Some are obvious; some are radical.

Let's have a look at the "what ifs," shall we?

Here are nine ways to re-tool the Bears (one for each Lovie Smith year) and one they absolutely should avoid.

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