A day after the final 2012-13 regular season game, many head coaches have already been fired by their respective teams. Yes, Black Monday has finally arrived and it’s never good news for neither head coaches nor general managers.
One of the coaches that were fired on Black Monday happens to be Chicago Bears’ leader Lovie Smith. After nine seasons with the Chicago Bears, coach Smith was released due to his inability to control the offensive side of the ball for the team. The Chicago Bears started the season with a 7-1 record, but missed this year’s playoffs after spiraling out of control offensively and ending the season as a 10-6 team.
The release of Lovie Smith has many Bears’ players in shock, one of them being wide receiver and return specialist, Devin Hester. After hearing that his longtime coach in Lovie Smith had been fired, 30-year-old Hester is now thinking of retiring from the game.
It certainly wasn’t a surprise that the players would be opposed to the firing of Lovie Smith. It goes to show you just how much respect the Bears’ players had for their coach. Nonetheless, Hester might be jumping the gun a bit too fast in terms of his retirement thoughts.
Devin Hester has regressed mightily this season by managing to only grab 23 receptions for 242 yards and one touchdown. Come to think of it, maybe it is time to retire.
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