Bears coach Lovie Smith hesitant to say this is the best team he's ever coached

Wesley Hitt

The Chicago Bears are rolling right along and just blew out the Tennessee Titans, but coach Lovie Smith is hesitant to call this the best team he's ever coached.

The Chicago Bears absolutely dominated the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, putting up 51 points, the most the team has scored since the team scored 61 against the Green Bay Packers in 1980. It was as dominant an effort you could get from a team at this point, but head coach Lovie Smith was hesitant to call this the best team he's ever coached, according to the Chicago Tribune.

"It's a little early for that," Smith said. "We like where we are right now. I know this defense is doing some things that no other defense has done that I've ever been a part of. You know, scoring touchdowns, the amount of takeaways we've been able to get. That is special what we have going at the halfway point."

Smith has coached some good teams, including one that went to the Super Bowl, but that team was quarterbacked by Rex Grossman. Jay Cutler is mistake-prone at times as well, but nobody can compete with Grossman for that title. It certainly seems like this team is better, as that defense is riding some pretty unprecedented percentages.

Charles Tillman forced a career-high four fumbles, and Brian Urlacher scored the team's seventh pick-six. There was a blocked punt, a big return and, oh yeah, Cutler hit Brandon Marshall for three touchdowns. In short, the team did everything it could to convince Smith that yes, this team is the best he's ever coached.

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