- Jon Greenberg, Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
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It would be disingenuous for me to write that Lovie Smith’s contract extension brings about some kind of visceral reaction, good or bad.
I know there are Bears fans who loathe Smith with a hatred generally reserved for election season robo-calls, and there are some who stand up for him with an annoyingly contrarian bent.
Some only "likie" the coach.
The truth is Smith is a good NFL coach who fits the ethos of his organization and operates with the trust of his players. There was no reason not to give him this modest extension.