Lovie Smith, Bears make a statement

CHICAGO -- Clearly, there is no longer room on Lovie Smith's team for the benefit of the doubt or for patience or for nonsense. Chalk it up to desperation or team depth or to the new tough Lovie approach that there on the sideline Monday night for the Bears' biggest win in at least a year, were two of the higher-profile players on the team, wearing sweats. And that two other starters soon joined them on the bench.

"We had a decision to make," said Smith.

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