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Bears to wait and see on Smith

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Since reporters don't have much else to write about with the Bears hibernating in free agency, they decided to turn to bashing President Ted Phillips for not working on a contract extension for Coach Lovie Smith.

Phillips is intent on signing Smith, but would like to see one more good year, as he has had a smiliar experience with previous coach Dick Jaroun.


"I feel good, but I want to feel better," Phillips said at the NFL owners meetings Monday.

I don't see any problem with this.  True, Smith is the lowest paid coach in the league, but I see nothing wrong with wanting to see some consitency before throwing out the big bucks.


My intent is to have Lovie Smith the head coach for a long time to come," Phillips said. "I believe Lovie is the head coach who will lead the Bears to a Super Bowl, and I feel the same about Jerry. I like the way the front office communicates.