Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith reacts to play against the Detroit Lions during 2nd Half of a game at Ford Field. Bears won 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

More Lovie Smith to Chargers Rumors


There is more talk of Lovie Smith being a candidate for the Chargers Head Coaching vacancy. Adam Schefter mentioned on SportsCenter that the Chargers wanted to interview with Lovie about the position. Is this interview used to meet the Rooney Rule or because there is actual interest on the Chargers part?

Lovie was fired from the Chicago Bears after posting a 10-win season, but he missed out on the playoffs. He has struggled to get the Bears offense rolling in the right direction and has mainly relied on his defensive unit. That has been his struggle for his whole career as the Bears head coach.

In San Diego, the defense is on the rise and the offense needs adjustments. Would Lovie be able to hire an offensive coordinator that can get Philip Rivers and the offense on the right track. There have been talks that Lovie could hire former Raiders head coach Hugh Jackson as an offensive coordinator for his next destination. There are other promising names that he could hire at Offensive Coordinator also (Ken Whisenhunt).

The Bears ran a cover-2 defense under Smith. The Chargers have been built to run a 3-4 defense. Would Lovie keep John Pagano around and let him keep running that defense? Ron Rivera came over from Chicago and made the adjustment.

Lovie’s name has been mentioned with the Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles also.

Tags: San Diego Chargers

  • blu3ny3llow

    Would be good if lovie n pags run a crazy 34 n 43 hybrid(?) Defense…..but r these rumors like the ones that had chip kelly (browns) n reid (cardinals) signed already…..hmmm

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I know right. 95% poop!!

  • arnie

    the question have ernie, was lovie just a failed HC? or was he handed the offensive solutions, an told, ” here. make it work!”
    while we can debate an speculate what lovie did an did not do, in my opinion, he held on to rex grossman to long. as an HC you need to know when to move on. that is part of what you get paid to do.
    pass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pete.spinning Pete Spinning

    Lovie is a great defensive coach.. it’s written all over him. Like Wade Phillips.Ever get that feeling someone pushed too hard, and almost missed their calling?