Lovie Smith is determined not to let Sam Hurd situation become a distraction

AP

Bears receiver Sam Hurd allegedly is a real-life Heisenberg.  His coach is determined to prevent the situation from turning the team’s season into the Hindenburg.

Lovie Smith, who first found out about Hurd’s arrest when Hurd didn’t show up for work today, intends to prevent the perp walk from affecting the ongoing playoff run.  “A lot’s going on,” Smith said, via Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.  “We don’t need any distractions, and we can’t let it become that.”

So what effect has the latest legal story to take the league by storm had on the Bears?  “It was business as usual around here,” Smith said.  “A typical Thursday practice for us.  We will not let this become a distraction for us.”

But Smith’s comments drip with delusion.  He says he’s confident that no other players are involved — presumably as confident as he would have been on Wednesday that Hurd wouldn’t be involved.  “I know that anyone we bring through here, we’ve had an extensive search, to find out if there’s something out there,” Smith said.

Apparently, that “extensive search” wasn’t performed on Hurd.

On one hand, Smith has no choice but to try to downplay the mess that has popped up out of nowhere.  On the other hand, Smith needs to be realistic — and a minimum guarded — about his comments before he makes a sweeping comment that will make him appear to be even more out of touch with his players than he was with Hurd.

Hurd reportedly supplied more than 10 players with drugs.  For now, no one knows — including Smith — whether any other Bears are on that list.

53 responses to “Lovie Smith is determined not to let Sam Hurd situation become a distraction

  1. When Sam figures out how much time he can get is where “Stop Snitchin’” goes wrong. lol Trust, who ever was his previous supplier is sweating bullets right about now. No plan B? That’s too bad.

  2. I think it’s funny that in the NFL, Lovie Smith can have absolutely no idea that his player is part of a major inter-state drug trade with sums far exceeding his salary, yet if he were an NCAA coach and Lovie was unaware that his player received, say, a car, the Bears would be cited with a lack of institutional control and not be allowed to go to the playoffs for two years.

  3. You could’ve at least given me credit for bringing Breaking Bad into this story PFT I mean come on.

    But still, I love that show.

  4. What do you want him to say? “Yea this is the worst thing that could have happened our season is over…”

    If he says anything other then the company line you have a post on that. Mike.

  5. Lovie is so stupid. This guy is blind. He can’t evaluate talent, can’t manage the clock or his time outs. He can’t even control his own coaches.

    Time for Virginia to wake Lovie up and send him packing. If the Barber double header wasn’t enough, this gem should show her he has NO CLUE.

  6. ???Sam Hurd??? Who cares about Sam Hurd? Lovie and the Bears won’t as soon as they cut him. I just want to know who is on the list of dust head players…

  7. Breaking Bad reference.. love it, but totally different situation. If Hurd was actually making cocaine, then I’d be impressed.

  8. The police always lie about the charges…They said he was one of the biggest drug dealers in town…this is not mayberry ,this is chicago..4 kilo s and he is the man…I promise you all that crime that goes on there,has alot more to do with the 5 to 10,000 kilos that flow thru there weekly..Don t believe the hype..

  9. Um, once that list is released, you can bet some more prominent Bears will be on it. You can also bet they are losing their minds right now, so yeah enjoy the distraction you didn’t want.

    Every player associated with Sam’s dealings is wigging out; hope there aren’t any 9ers named!

  10. @mianfr …

    NFL players are adult men, not kids sleeping in a dorm on campus and declaring all their worldly goods. Lovie’s his coach, not his keeper. Every large employer in the country has at least one addict and possibly one supplier on staff … unbeknown to management.

  11. mikeholmgrenwearsstretchpants says:Dec 15, 2011 5:21 PM

    Yeah, because the Bears still had high hopes for the playoffs. And now because of these distractions they may very well get smoked in their remaining games.

    Thanks, I’ll be here all weekend.
    ______________________________

    You forgot to mention they can’t afford to BLOW it, and are now missing a POSSESSION receiver.

  12. I remember HBO’s Hard Knocks portrayal of Sam Hurd….a God-fearing, Bible-Reading hustle player on the edge of making the Cowboys 53-man roster.

    Yeah he was a hustler alright.

  13. For a guy who has been a Bear for only 6 months. I don’t think the Bears had much to do with Sam Hurd’s dealings, but I can’t wait to see how many Packers are on his list of clients. Maybe half I’d say. PfT might not want to post this: We all know how much they hate the Bears.

  14. Despite Paulie’s warning not to mess with that garbage Hurd could tell that even with Sandy snorting more than she packaged, this was a very profitable business.

  15. The bears first and foremost need to let this go. with only 109 yards on offense this year sam is not going to be missed.

  16. Dude is buying weed for $450 / lb? I’m embarrassed that NFL players can’t afford to smoke the good stuff — $3000-5500 / lb. I have to imagine he was supplying the players with his other product.

  17. I wonder if Hurd and Johnny Jolly were sharin’ in the profits. sounds like they had a monopoly goin’ with the players, regular drug store.

  18. teal379 says:

    Wondering if any COACHES are on Sam’s little list of “clients”…
    ————————————————-
    Ooooh, now there’s a question. Wonder if we’ll ever know.

  19. Someone please tell Lovie that the season is over for the Bears—Jerry Angelo made sure of that.

    No Backup for QB, RB…….no real talent WR OL.

  20. WHAT???

    Addict?

    Supplier???

    He’s not been convicted of anything therefore he’s totally innocent, just like Bathroom Ben.

    Oh wait.

    Bathroom Ben is different.

    He’s dreamy.

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    Deb says:
    Dec 15, 2011 5:48 PM
    @mianfr …

    NFL players are adult men, not kids sleeping in a dorm on campus and declaring all their worldly goods. Lovie’s his coach, not his keeper. Every large employer in the country has at least one addict and possibly one supplier on staff … unbeknown to management.

  21. Distraction from what Lovie?

    Everyone here in Chicago knows that you and Jerry Angelo suck and should have been fired after the 2009 season.

    Nothing can take away the focus from that Captain NyQuil.

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