Chicago Bears: 5 Reasons the Disastrous Season Is Still Lovie Smith's Fault

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Chicago Bears: 5 Reasons the Disastrous Season Is Still Lovie Smith's Fault
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When quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte both were lost with season-ending injuries, Lovie Smith must have breathed a sigh of relief.

If Smith still led the team (then 7-3) to the playoffs and beyond, he would surely be lauded as coaching genius.

And if the team failed to miss the playoffs, surely he couldn't be blamed for it since he was without his starting QB and RB.

For Smith, it's a win-win situation.

Indeed, the Bears proceeded to spiral into a five-game losing streak, and finding someone who blames Smith is harder than finding diversity at Abercrombie & Fitch.

The many Lovie critics are quiet. Except for this one.

If you look more closely, the blood for the Bears' disastrous season still is primarily on Smith's hands.

Let's see the ways in which Smith ruined another Bears season.

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