Marc Trestman to Blame for Chicago Bears Poor Start

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Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman (left) and special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Trestman is the guy who has Joe DeCamillis as Assistant Head Coach when he doesn’t seem capable of being the Assistant Water boy.  What in the wide world of sports is going on with the Bears special teams?  We knew that there would be a dropoff going from Dave Toub and Devin Hester, but could anyone imagine it would be this bad?

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  • How does the gunner not know to give the returner an opportunity to field the punt?  How does NO ONE know to play until the whistle?  Whatever disease Joe DeCamillis is suffering from, it’s spreading to the usually rock solid Robbie Gould, who missed a 35-yard chip shot that would have opened up a 10-point lead.  How can we not get a return man who is capable of being able to make the simple decision on whether or not to take the ball out of the end zone?  Is there a coach anywhere?

    Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker’s seat might be the hottest since Mike Tice was the offensive coordinator.  If Trestman fires Tucker now, maybe he can put his hat in the ring to run the Secret Service.  The Bears defense is about an imaginative as a wet blanket.  The Bears have played down to their competition against Buffalo and Carolina.  Those games were utter collapses against inferior teams.  Last week they were shredded against a Packers team that was primed for the picking but instead Aaron Rodgers carved them up like a Christmas goose.

    Meanwhile Trestman, this offensive guru that the entire team was built around, has managed to orchestrate 6 points in the second halves of the last two games.  SIX POINTS!?!?!?!  Are you kidding me?  Ever heard of halftime adjustments?  Trestman was absolutely pantsed the last two weeks in the second half.

    There were a lot of concerns when Phil Emery brought Marc Trestman back to the NFL after an exile in Canada.  The knock on Trestman was that he was a great offensive mind and a solid offensive coordinator but couldn’t handle the responsibility of running an entire team.  With two Gray Cups with the Montreal Alouettes, we thought that question was answered.  We might have all been wrong.

    What do you think?  Who’s fault is this mess?  Can the Bears recover from this disastrous start to make the postseason?  Share your thoughts in the Comments.