Welcome back to another exciting year of In Marc We Trest Bears fans!
I had the opportunity to watch the recent Bears vs Seahawks game in Seattle this past Friday. First off, let me begin by saying that on the outset it looked every bit as bad as it did on TV; however, after giving it some thought, this coach (me) am actually pretty encouraged, and this game may be the best thing to happen to the Bears season and I am confident Marc Trestman has a plan to save the Chicago Bears.
Living in Seahawks territory is pretty frustrating. As far as I can tell most of their “fans” are not really fans of the team but simply want to be associated with a winner (which has been a few years; 1979 NBA or more recently 2004 and 2010 if you count the WNBA). I would estimate that roughly 80% of these “fans” didn’t actually start caring about or cheering (noticing) the Seahawks until week 12 of last year.
With that being said; Century Link Field in Seattle is every bit as loud as it is hyped up to be. The stadium looks great, is very fan friendly and did I mention loud?
But I digress; on to the Coach’s Perspective.
During the first half I was frustrated like every other Bears fan. The defense couldn’t stop anybody and the offense couldn’t seal the deal. Don’t get me started on special teams.
At halftime the fan in me was not in a good mood, so I decided to take my fan hat off and put my coach’s hat on.