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Bears Justified in Letting Smith Go

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Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL ...

• The Bears lowered the boom on longtime general manager Jerry Angelo last offseason, after Chicago started 7-3, but then missed the playoffs with quarterback Jay Cutler injured and unable to play in the season's final six games.

The Bears on Monday fired longtime head coach Lovie Smith, after Chicago started this year 7-1, then missed the playoffs with Cutler mostly healthy over the course of the season's second half.

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