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Finally something I can work with.  Looking to break through the numbers that are holding up contract talks with Coach Smith, Smith, his agent and team president Ted Phillips are going back to the table possibly today.

Now we have a number to base our yelling on, as it looks like the Bears are offering Coach Smith about 4 million a year and if they are about a million apart it doesn't take much to guess that Smith's agent is trying to get 5 a year.

The good thing here is this means the Bears aren't exactly as cheap as we have been saying.  4 million is still low for a Super Bowl coach, but papers have been saying the number to keep Smith would be 4.5, so that is not all that far off.  It also means Smith is not asking for some huge number that morally you just can't pay.