If one person is more responsible for the Bears owning a 2-1 record, itÆs obviously quarterback Jay Cutler for engineering two fourth-quarter rallies. If youÆre looking for one other name, try Lovie Smithùthe same Bears coach who gets blasted all the time for "not being emotional enough" or for being too silentáon the sidelines. SmithÆs impact since taking over the defensive scheme calling this year has been apparent and his modus operandi has been entirely surprising. This hasnÆt been the conservative cover-2 shutting down Ben Roethlisberger and then harassing Seattle backup quarterback Seneca Wallace into defeat. Instead, itÆs been Lovie the wild man, Lovie the blitz caller. ôItÆs part of what we do,ö linebacker Lance Briggs said. ôBeing aggressive is how we play football. In ...
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