Florio: Lovie Should Have Been Fired With Angelo

(WSCR) Add Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio to the list of people who don’t understand what the Bears are doing.

According to Florio, when the Bears fired general manager Jerry Angelo, they should have fired head coach Lovie Smith, too.

“It’s just such a backwards process,” he said. “You keep your head coach, you drag your feet to hire a general manager, and then the general manager’s hands are going to be tied. How are you really going to get the best man for the job when, as he walks thought the door, he knows he can’t change the head coach? That is just such a shortsighted approach. I haven’t agreed with it from the moment Jerry Angelo was fired. If you’re going to fire the GM, you have to fire the coach.”

LISTEN: Mike Florio on The McNeil and Spiegel Show

For the rest of this interview and other 670 The Score interviews click here.

The Bears GM seach has been narrowed down to two candidates — Jason Licht from the Patriots and Phil Emery of the Chiefs.

“I’ve heard that down at the Senior Bowl, from one of my moles down there, Phil Emery is telling people that he’s getting the job, but no body believes him,” Florio said.

More from The Spiegel And Mannelly Show
  • Dan Rakow

    To Mike Florio:If Bears did fire Lovie The Team would be into MAJOR REBUILDING and may not win a Game in 2012.

    • AT3374

      Are they REALLY any closer to winning the SB as is ?

  • Eric Zachary Turner

    Mike Florio takes the logical stand that you must, indeed, throw the baby out with the bathwater.

  • Eric Zachary Turner

    Other helpful household tips from NFL analyst Mike Florio: Make sure to throw the champagne out with the cork; throw the yolk out with the eggshells.

  • Markie Maypo

    Ummm duh

  • tom Sharp

    Totally agree with Mike on this one. Any GM that takes the job will be agreeing to have one-hand tied behind his back. Lovie has proven to be an idiot so many times I’ve lost count. The two-minute drill and the challenge flag remain mysteries to this nitwit. For example, his 8 vs. 11 defense at the end of the Denver game let a high school QB tie it with almost no effort. My cat could run the team better.

  • Jim

    Florio forgets that the Bears are football retaahded.

  • ace

    i have been saying it all along but i would much rather had jeff fisher than lovie anyday. oh yeah i forgot the bears never hire head coaches with previous head coaching experience and they are doing the same in there GM search.

    • AT3374

      Make sense to me

  • chucky

    Lovie never should have been hired in the first place

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Weather Reports Delivered To You!SIGN UP NOW: Get daily weather reports every morning from meteorologist Steve Baskerville!
CBS Sports Radio RoundupGet your latest sports talk from across the country.

Listen Live