Excitement not only thing Smith full of

As usual, Bears coach brims with optimism as camp opens. But is it warranted?

Updated: July 30, 2010, 1:12 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Tony Robbins doesn't have a thing on Lovie Smith.

Only the Bears coach can come off a 7-9 season in which his team failed to make the playoffs for the third year in a row and his quarterback threw a league-high 26 interceptions yet continue his pursuit of positivity with his own job security teetering.

Maybe if just once, after six seasons here, Smith would look into a sea of cameras and speak into a swarm of microphones and actually make you believe ...

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