A two game winning streak to end the season improved Chicago’s record to 7-9, but it’s unclear whether that will save Bears coach Lovie Smith’s job.
Business was not being conducted as usual Monday. There was no day after press conference from Smith. Instead, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that Smith met with G.M. Jerry Angelo and perhaps other high ranking brass.
Angelo made some waves with ominous words a few weeks back, saying Smith’s job would be evaluated at the end of the year. That evaluation has begun, and it may include forcing Smith to make some changes to his staff. The expectation is that Smith will be safe.
For now, the assistant coaches were given the day off while Smith met with his bosses.
A press conference will take place Tuesday or Wednesday in Chicago, but the participants and content of said conference are to be determined.