It’s not that difficult: Identify what’s wrong with the
The offense is what's wrong with the Bears.
That's why the Bears need to replace Smith with a Super Bowl-winning coach who knows offense.
Don't bring me another hot defensive coordinator. We've seen that with Smith, Dick Jauron and Dave Wannstedt. How'd that work out for everybody?
The NFL has rigged the game. The offenses get every break, every new rule, every questionable call.
And despite that, the Bears offense remains awful. Connect the dots, people.
Connect the dots,
The Bears have gone defense in their head-coaching hires. The Bears have gone with promoting assistants. The Bears have gone without a Super Bowl since
If you're going to make a change, then make it a big one: An accomplished offensive head coach.
The NFL rewards offensive creativity, and believe me, Gruden knows offense.
After his first year in Oakland, his offenses ranked eighth, third and fourth in scoring. His quarterback was
Yeah, me, too.
His offenses in Tampa Bay, frankly, ranked in Bears territory. Those numbers might be the biggest argument against hiring Gruden.
But he won a Super Bowl in Tampa Bay, beating the
Do you think Cutler has more physical talent than Jonson?
Yeah, me, too.
The bigger question might be this: Is it believed around the league that Cutler is uncoachable and ultimately a coach-killer to the point that smart offensive minds are too smart to take the job as his boss?
I don't know if Gruden can solve Cutler or even wants to. I don't know if Gruden could be lured out of the "Monday Night Football'' booth for the Bears job. I don't know if the Bears have the appetite to pay the kind of bidding-war money it probably would require. I don't know if the Bears believe it's important to bring in a coach who has won what the Bears haven't since 1985.
But I know that the way the Bears have gone about it since 1985 hasn't worked.