Frustrations Mount as Bears Lose to Panthers
Oct 5, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) scrambles as guard Kyle Long (75) is in the background in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Trestman is a unique person and has an unbelievable football IQ. He is very smart and typically calls a solid game offensively. He is still learning though and his inexperience as an NFL HC is apparent.
I am still willing to give him more time to figure some things out. It took Bill Belichick and Pete Carroll a few years and at least a 2nd NFL Head Coaching spot to finally catch on.
Trestman seems to get “too cute” in his play calling and will often get too conservative when he should continue to press on the gas pedal. It almost seems as if the Bears are more mellow now than they were under Lovie Smith if that is possible.
At this point last year the Bears offense was averaging 372 ypg and 29 points thanks to a 40 point outing against the Pittsburgh Steelers as well as 32 point and 31 point outings vs Minnesota and Detroit respectively.
This year the Bears O is averaging 348.6 ypg and 23.2 ppg.
For as maddening as QB Jay Cutler has been on occasion this season, his numbers are right on track with last year’s. After 5 games:
2013: 119/181 (65.7%) 1,368 yds 10 TDs 6 INTs
2014: 130/191 (68.1%) 1, 295 yds 12 TDs 6 INTs
Last season after 5 games the Bears were 3-2 and this year they are 2-3 with winnable games coming up.
Easy? No. Winnable? Yes.
This short season has had its ups and downs so far, with more downs than ups, but there is still season left to be played.
Next week is a new 1 game season. The most important thing the Bears can do is to take every opportunity to get better this week in practice. They are not winning 5 games this week. They can only win 1 and that is all they need to do.
Besides, it is okay going 13-3 in the regular season…
What do you think Bears fans? Is the season lost? Should the Bears start planning for a top 10 selection at the 2015 Chicago Hosted Draft? What do you think the Bears need to do to get on track? Let me know in the comment section!
And as always…