hey, the bar's not that low. Smith had the third best Bears winning percentage in the last half century.
1) yeah, he doesn't seem to be able to dissect a defense like a Manning or a Brady does. then again, anyone will look dumb without ample time. i know you don't like Favre, and he made some poor decisions (both on the field and off), but speaking of him as opposite of a "good QB" is a bit silly, since he was a great one.
2) how much could the offensive line be shored up, if they were to dump the salaries of a couple big-name players (e.g. Cutler and Marshall), and replace them with simply average players?
3) still, i'd favor ~2 more years of Urlacher over 0 years, and the possibility of the latter just went up. maybe he heals slower now, but he has a whole offseason ahead of him to rehab.
in addition to backing off to Peyton (in the Super Bowl) after that deep ball that was a fault of the DB
refresh my memory on this.
anyway, if they bring in an o-coordinator type as head coach, i hope he's smart and humble enough to focus revamp efforts on the offense, and only do minor tweaking to the defense.