Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith is taking some time off from the NFL. Smith plans to sit out the 2013 season and return as a head coach in 2014. The 54-year-old was fired last month after nine seasons as Bears head coach. Chicago went 10-and-6 this season, but missed the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. Smith was 84-and-66 with the Bears, including three playoff appearances and a trip to Super Bowl 41.