One of the stories that got minor play in the off season is the Bears decision to not sign Coach Lovie Smith a contract extension. Their reasoning was they were burned once before by one good season and they wanted to see what happened this season before moving forward.
The Bears choice to wait might have just cost them millions. With the Bears current performance and potentially a Super Bowl appearance, Smith's price tag is increasing by the Sunday.
In the end, I understand the Bears reasons and really could care less what it costs. Smith deserves his money and he will get it.