Smith's Present, Past meet
His present and past about to collide, Lovie Smith insisted he will simply be just another coach trying to win at Soldier Field.
That did not stop him from looking back on Wednesday.
Some reflection was inevitable with Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers visiting the Chicago Bears, his former team, this week.
He calls coaching in Chicago "a dream come true." He says he was "proud of everything we were able to do."
Only George Halas and Mike Ditka lasted longer in Chicago and produced more wins than Smith, who led the Bears to an 81-63 record from 2004 to 2012. His nine-year run included three playoff appearances and a trip to the Super Bowl.
>>Surging Chiefs Face Reeling Raiders
(Oakland, CA) -- "Thursday Night Football" features the AFC West this week as the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Chiefs are coming off a 24-20 win over the Super Bowl champion Seahawks. KC has won five straight overall and seven of its last eight games. At 7-and-3, the Chiefs are tied with Denver for the division lead. Oakland remains the last winless team in the NFL this season at 0-and-10, but half of the Raiders' losses have been by a touchdown or less. Oakland has dropped 16 in-a-row dating back to last season. The Raiders' last win was November 17th last year at Houston.