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No rush on Lovie Smith extension

Wait to see what Bears do in postseason before deciding on fate of coach

Updated: December 22, 2010, 1:51 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Debating whether Lovie Smith should be given a contract extension feels a little like launching a discussion on whether Sarah Palin is a viable candidate for president.

It's probably a little late for that now.

With one year remaining on his four-year, $22 million deal -- an extension that Smith signed less than a month after reaching the Super Bowl in February 2007 -- the Bears' head coach is, in all likelihood, not going anywhere for a long time.

I say ...

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