Oct 26, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman looks on from the side line during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots won 51-23. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago Bears are a team in turmoil.
They are not playing good football in any phase of the game and they have seemed to regressed in some areas from last season’s 8-8 team.
Last week star WR Brandon Marshall gave a passionate speech after the game and according to some reports, things got loud in the locker room. Some players stayed, some just listened and others added their voice to the discussion. Some walked out.
Supposedly the Bears had a great week of practice, there was no bickering (that anyone outside the confines of Halas Hall were aware of) and the Bears looked to rebound against the New England Patriots; a tough but not an insurmountable task.
At one point during the game I was so frustrated I actually turned off the game right before halftime when the Patriots scored after the punt return. When I turned the game back on it was the start of the 3Q and the score was 38-7. I didn’t know what had happened and I didn’t care (I learned later it had something to do with a fumble returned for a TD).
I was frustrated. I was angered at the lackluster play as I was the fact guys like CB Darrelle Revis were allowed to drive through Marshall before the ball got to him without being called for pass interference or when WR Alshon Jeffery‘s jersey is being pulled and separated from his body without a holding penalty; I would like to make it clear that the officiating was not the reason the Bears lost.