This whole situation just keeps looking like more of a mess than previously viewed. This story from the Tribune gives a run down on the situation with most of our staff.
I don't know what is fact and what is from a real source or one of those other 'sources', but I know this, this squad of coaches got the Bears to the Super Bowl for the first time in 21 years and they did it in a 3 year span. That doesn't happen all that often. Stop pussyfooting around and pay them their money or let them go. No more undercutting them on contract offers, go big or go home. Smith is now worth between 4-5 million a year, it is really that simple.