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Bears players react to Smith's firing

Lovie Smith (Rob Grabowski/USA TODAY)

Following the firing of head coach Lovie Smith, a somber Chicago locker room was filled with many shocked Bears players this afternoon after they were informed of the news.

In 2004, the Chicago Bears moved on from the unsuccessful regime of Dick Jauron and hired first-time head coach Lovie Smith. Little did anyone know that Smith would go on to win the third most games by a head coach in franchise history. Still, winning just three playoff games in nine years, and making the postseason just once in the past five seasons, wasn't good enough for one of the biggest... Recommended Stories