Lovei Smith has his back to the wall. Since appearing in the Super Bowl the Chicago Bears have been backsliding. Bringing in Jay Cutler didn’t really help and injuries on the defensive side have put the famed Bears defense on it’s heels. That means Lovie Smith needs to win and win now. There’s no more breathing room.
What does an NFL head coach do when he needs to see results right away. He takes a page from the Washington Redskins playbook and starts signing big name free agents. The Chicago Bears did just that by signing defensive beast Julius Peppers and running back Chester Taylor. Peppers could conceivably cost Chicago $90 million over the next six years. Taylor comes in with the hopes of beefing up a running game that fell off in 2009. What does it all mean. Either the Chicago Bears make at least the NFC Championship next season or Smith and his coaching staff hit the door.