Mike Ditka says Lovie Smith's firing was 'stupid'

Lovie Smith was fired as the Chicago Bears head coach Monday morning, but by Monday evening he had been contacted by four teams about their head coaching vacancies, ESPN reported. It's not clear which of the six other teams that fired their head

The Bears have fired head coach Lovie Smith after nine seasons.

The Bears struggled offensively under Lovie Smith — a former defensive coordinator. Eleven different quarterbacks started for Chicago since Smith's first season in 2004 and the Bears' offense has struggled to move the ball, with only the Browns

Simon Samano, USA TODAY Sports11:58p.m. EST December 31, 2012. CommentsShare. 2012-12-31-lovie-smith-cards. Lovie Smith earlier this season in Arizona. Could the Cardinals be the team he coaches in 2013? (Photo: Matt Kartozian, USA TODAY

This year's surprise firing in the NFL is Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith. The Bears failed to make the playoffs in 2012, and in five of the last six seasons. That's why Smith, who made the Super Bowl at the end of the 2006 season and the NFC