Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith had an interesting response when asked this week about the production of his wide receivers, who have combined for a whopping nine catches in the Bears' back-to-back losses against the Titans and Packers:
"Other teams covered us," Smith said. "It's kind of as simple as that. We haven't been able to get them the ball. If you look at our receiver play throughout, it's been pretty good. You go through spells where you are not as productive as you would like. But in the big picture we have gotten a lot of production from our receivers."
Smith always defends his players when they're criticized in the media, but for him to say the Bears have gotten "a lot of production" from the wide receivers is just wrong.
Lovie Smith Says Chicago Bears' Receivers Are 'Pretty Good,' Stats Say Otherwise originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Thu, 20 Nov 2008 08:55:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.