The Chicago Bears Begin to “Trest” Each Other

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Aug 22, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman stands on the sidelines during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears began to Trest each other…

What a difference a week makes!

I don’t know about you but I was more hopeful than optimistic going into the game against the 49ers on Sunday night.

I knew the Bears could win because of their talent, I just didn’t know if the talent was going to be able gel together enough to play well enough to win, and after last week, I wasn’t so sure.

Coming together as a team is something I always worry about as a coach. It takes more than just talented players to be successful, it takes work, patience, practice, and trust. It also takes adversity.

Sometimes that adversity comes in the form of immediate success, but most of the time it comes in the form of mistakes, mental errors, poor coaching, poor attitudes, and lack of trust.

After 1 game of the season it did not seem to me that players trusted each other. Everything just seemed off. The offense was supposed to score in bunches but didn’t, the defense was supposed to be revamped and able to stop the run and it didn’t; players were out of position because they didn’t trust. The Bears lost a game they should’ve won.

Bears Head Coach Marc Trestman was disappointed in the overall play but I think he was most disappointed in the fact the players did not show the trust in each other that had been seen during practice. Players were out of position because they were trying to make a play instead of fulfilling their responsibilities.