Leap of faith

Lovie Smith wants his team to believe, but believe in what?

Originally Published: November 12, 2009
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

So far had the Bears' morale fallen, apparently, that their head coach felt it necessary to give them a one-word, pregame pep talk, Thursday night.

"Believe," Lovie Smith told his charges, according to team flagship, WBBM (780-AM), hammering home the message of the week.

But believe what, exactly?

That the Bears could actually beat another NFL team, one that had lost its last four games?

That suddenly, magically, they would become smarter and more disciplined?

That ...

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