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Lovie weighs in on Pisa, Childress

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Bears coach Lovie Smith said he hopes linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa will have recovered from his knee injury in time to play against the Eagles on Sunday at Soldier Field.

The veteran missed Thursday night's game against the Dolphins and he and center Olin Kreutz did not practice with the team on Monday.

Kreutz, who has started in 128 straight games, did not practice last week but played anyway.

"He made progress even throughout the weekend," Smith said of Tinoisamoa. "Of course, that would be a boost for us. We need all of our defensive guys ready to go this week and hopefully Pisa will be."

Smith also expressed surprise at the news that Vikings coach Brad Childress had been fired earlier in the day. Defensive coordinator and ex-Bear Leslie Frazier was named interim coach.

"Yes, I'm very surprised, Smith said. "I just found out about it a few minutes ago. It's a shame a little bit. You have your team a play away from the Super Bowl one year and you're out of a job the next year, but that's our business. When we get in it we realize that.
Looking at it from a different point of view, it's always good to see a guy like Leslie Frazier get an opportunity.

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Only our man, Lovie, would be surprised that the Vikes dispatched Childress.

So Lovie is not only oblivious to what's going on during the game, but also to what's going on in his own division.

Ask Lovie whether he knows that Wade Phillips has been fired by the Cowboys.

HAYES HERE: IN LOVIE'S DEFENSE, HE WAS ON THE PRACTICE FIELD WHEN NEWS BROKE SO HE DIDN'T FIND OUT UNTIL AFTER PRACTICE CONCLUDED.

BEAR-A-HOLIC HERE: YOU COMPLETELY MISSED WHAT SEEDY WROTE...LOVIE COULD HAVE BEEN ON THE PRACTICE FIELD, TAKING A BATH OR PLAYING BRIDGE WITH THE OTHER OLD LADIES, THE POINT IS HE WAS SURPRISED !

I have to agree at least partially with Seedy here.The only thing surprising about Childress's firing is that Lovie was surprised about it. He has to be about the only one who was.Lovie does make a good point though in his observation about one play away from the Super Bowl last year. Yesrerday's hero is tomorrow's bum seems an accurate cliche' here.

Wow, an all-caps response... really?

Neil -- Please pass this along to Lovie "The Clueless Wonder" Smith...

Marvin Lewis is on the hotseat in Cincy
Ditto Mike Singletary in SF
Double ditto the short shrimp in Denver, John Fox in Carolina and Gary Kubiak in Houston

PS if Lovie finishes 8-8 or 9-7 and misses the playoffs, he and Angelo should be gone, too.

ALL CAPS....I'm with YOU SEEDY and everything you wrote, just like every other day most of the writers in this town like Hayes and Mayer have their heads so far up the Bears A@$^$ that they can't hear or see what's going on!!!

HAYES HERE: GUYS, JUST SO YOU KNOW, I'VE ALWAYS USED ALL CAPS WHEN RESPONDING TO COMMENTS LIKE THIS. THAT WAY PEOPLE WILL NOTICE IT, OR AT LEAST THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY THEORY. BUT GO AHEAD AND READ INTO IT WHATEVER YOU WISH. DON'T LET THE FACTS GET IN YOUR WAY. MEANWHILE, I'LL KEEP RESPONDING IN ALL CAPS.

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