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Smith deflects focus from himself

Updated: July 29, 2010, 9:24 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler admitted Thursday that the job status of head coach Lovie Smith is part of the motivation for the players this season.

"Lovie is one of the best coaches I've been around, and I know that everyone on this team has a great amount of respect for him, as he does for us," Cutler said as the team reported to training camp. "He treats us well.

"I know some of the guys that have been here longer than me definitely have a lot ...

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