Never a better time to 'Beat the Packers'

January, 17, 2011
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They were among the first words out of Lovie Smith’s mouth seven years and two days ago.

He didn’t believe in re-building, he told Chicago as he accepted the job and became the 13th head coach in Chicago Bears history. His new team was going for the division title and the Super Bowl trophy.

But his first goal: ‘Beat the Packers’.

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.

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