The Chicago Bears have been swift in their decision making this morning. It was reported earlier that GM Phil Emery was fired and now it has been revealed that head coach Marc Trestman has also been given his pink slip.
Trestman coached two seasons in Chicago, amassing a 13-19 record.
His first year with the Bears wasn’t a total waste, as the club went 8-8 and was knocked out of the playoffs in the season’s final moments. Yet this year, it’s been little more than a circus under Trestman.
Infighting amongst coaches and players has been constant throughout the season and it was clear halfway through the campaign that Trestman had no control over the locker room.
The result was a team that lacked heart on the field and lost five in a row to finish the season.
Trestman made one last-ditch effort to save his job by benching Jay Cutler, as if the team’s problems were all on Cutler, which only added to the appearance of dysfunction.
In general, Trestman was in over his head and, having never before been an NFL head coach, he was not prepared for the immense responsibility.
The Bears have not yet informed the coaching staff of their futures but it’s assumed they will all be axed as well.
Jeremy Stoltz is Publisher of BearReport.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. He is in his fourth season covering the Chicago Bears full time. Follow Bear Report on Twitter.