Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher has a good relationship with head coach Lovie Smith and he doesn’t want him to go anywhere, here’s what he had to say about Smith possibly being fired:
“We didn’t have a lot to be happy about, but it wasn’t somber. It wasn’t like it was our last meeting with Coach Smith or anything like that. I didn’t get that feeling.
“(The season) sucked, but two wins in a row was the best we could do with our situation.”
“I’m 1 million percent behind Coach Smith, what happened the last couple of years is not on him. There are not a lot of coaches that could have taken the team we had in 2006 to the Super Bowl. He did it. And then the year before, with a rookie quarterback ( Kyle Orton), he took us to the playoffs.
“It’s not his fault we’ve struggled. We’ve always been prepared to play. We practice hard every day. We just haven’t performed well. That’s all there is to it.”
“I don’t think he should be the fall guy for how lousy we played the last three seasons, I would be shocked if he’s not here. It would be a huge blindside if he were to get canned.”
all quotes from chicagotribune.com