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It’s Time For Marc Trestman To Go

A longtime tradition of Bears toughness and defense has turned into a rudderless mess under the leadership of second-year head coach Marc Trestman.

Marc Trestman

Marc Trestman never quite fit the profile of a Chicago Bears coach. But no one could have imagined he would ever be this out of place.

Trestman is clearly is no George Halas or Mike Ditka or Lovie Smith, or even Abe Gibron, for that matter. Under the second-year coach, the Bears are far and away a team as in disarray as they’ve ever been as a signature franchise.

Doubt, even for a moment, that contention? Well, consider that the Monsters of the Midway, the franchise that has long prided itself on a brand of tough-mindedness and defensive efficiency few other squads can historically dream of, now find themselves the victims of infamy for their lack of that very character. The Bears have now allowed at least 50 points in back-to-back games and there’s no end in sight.

Trestman was whisked to town amid much fanfare touting his offensive genius. But that too has been as problematic for the Bears over his first two seasons as the team’s pass rush was against Aaron Rodgers on Sunday night.

The Bears’ 55-14 Sunday night thrashing at the hands of the hated Green Bay Packers was but a single game, but it was emblematic of both a season and direction of a franchise that has rudderlessly veered off course.

The Bears trailed 42-0 at halftime, suggesting the added time Trestman had with his men during their Week 9 bye only added to the confusion they now share as a unit.

So confused seems Trestman, at one point on Monday he hinted to reporters equally embattled quarterback Jay Cutler has to play better for the team to have any chance and for him to assure himself of staying on the field, only minutes later to stress he has no intention of removing Cutler and isn’t overly concerned about all his recent his dreadful play.

We’re all searching for answers,” even Cutler admitted in the aftermath.

And apparently none of them will be coming from Marc Trestman. The second-year coach had a full extra week to get this team up for their most hated rival with their season on the line and what we got was 42-0 at the half and 55-14 for the final.

“It’s very, very, very disappointing,” said a, well, disappointed, Brandon Marshall. “We’re just not very good. Before the bye, it was one of those things where it was shocking. And then you look at the game and the reality of it is this is the team we have.”

And it all starts with the coach. Or in the case of the Bears having any chance of getting better ends with him.


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