Chicago Bears Week 4 Report Card

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Sep 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould (9) during the second half at Soldier Field. The Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 38-17. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Special Teams (D)

Bears special teams continue to be little more than a rumor.  Through four weeks, they’re second worst in the league according to ProFootball Focus.  Pat O’Donnell didn’t attempt a punt all day; neither did his counterpart from the Pack.  It’s just the second time in the history of the NFL that’s ever happened.  The Bears are getting nothing from their kick return game and coverage is barely better.  At least Willie Young blocked a field goal late when the game was already well out of hand.

Coaching (D)

Sep 28, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman during the second half against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field. Green Bay won 38-17. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The only reason I kept the Bears from a failing grade was the fact that their offensive game plan actually worked well.  They were able to rack up the yardage and keep the Packers off the field.  The only problem with that strategy was the Packers didn’t need any time to score.  I have no idea what Mel Tucker was trying to accomplish with his defensive scheme.  You have to adjust to the game and to the personnel that are available.

Marc Trestman did a poor job managing the clock at the end of the first half and while his challenge on a play that was already set to be reviewed didn’t affect the outcome of the game, it was just careless.  How about challenging the spot on the Jordy Nelson catch that wasn’t close to the line to gain.   This is one of the rare times I thought Trestman was outcoached.

What do you think?  What grades would you hand out?