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Bears GM: Playoff misses did in Smith

Updated: January 1, 2013, 3:14 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears had too many playoff misses and too many problems on offense. That's why general manager Phil Emery fired coach Lovie Smith.

The Bears let Smith go Monday even though they won 10 games.

Missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six years and the inability to fix the offense were simply too much to overlook, so they cut ties with their coach after a nine-year run that included three division titles, two NFC championship game appearances and a ...

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