Lovie Smith was exasperated when asked if there will be changes on the offensive line, particularly at left guard where it is believed Josh Beekman took reps with the first team on Wednesday.
“We don’t want to give the opponent an advantage. We want them to wonder what we’re going to do, like you are right now,” Smith said. “That’s the way it’s been throughout. So it’s not like there’s something new that I’m coming up with right now.
“OK, I’m not going to talk about anything personnel-wise. To me that’s pretty clear. If that’s all you want to talk about there’s nothing else to talk about.”
General manager Jerry Angelo announced that he expected some potential changes in personnel on the team’s Web site this morning.
“I don’t want to go too far into this, but certainly there are things that need to be corrected and things that we need to do better,” Angelo said. “Do we need to look at some personnel? Yeah, we do. There’s some of that going on as you’ll see Sunday. But we can’t overreact. I feel very confident that Lovie [Smith] and his staff see that and will get the wrongs righted. We’re going to focus on what we can control, and that’s Sunday’s game against Cleveland.”
If you were to read between the lines, it sounded as if Angelo was holding the coaching staff responsible just like the players.
“What really surprised me was that we weren’t able to make the needed adjustments in terms of slowing them down or stopping them,” Angelo announced.