^ On his radio show, Jay Cutler talked about how Lovie was a "player's coach" and the players' friend.
I think Lovie was maybe too mellow and too much of a player's coach. Kinda the other extreme from Singletary or Ditka.
IMO this is exactly the problem--the players have become too complacent under Lovie. The NFL is a business. The head coach is not your "friend" and should never be considered as such on a successful team. These guys are getting paid millions to play football and win, not spend time with their BFFs.
Bears receiver Devin Hester was so emotional after hearing the news that he talked about retiring.
"I don't even know if I want to play again," Hester said. "That's been something on my mind for two years."
To that, I say "good riddance". He's become completely useless as a player both on offense and special teams when they've tried to force his two functioning brain cells to learn pass routes.