For those new to the site, when a player or coach doesn’t really show up during a Bear’s game, they get put on the Milk Carton. As most of you know, people’s pictures used to be put at the back of milk cartons when they went missing. So the Milk Carton for the Bears is more about who went missing or played terribly during the game. Here are the nominees.
This is getting old. Week after week I can critically think about who went missing in these games and every week I realize it is essentially everyone. From the turnover prone quarterback to the bean bag defenders to the incompetent head coach, no one on the Bears is consistently showing up week after week.
I shouldn’t say no one. Matt Forte has been playing hard every week. He is easily the Bears MVP this season. Unfortunately, there is not much of a team around him.
Jim Mora’s “diddily poo” rant pretty much sums up this game, as well as the entire season. The Bears could do nothing. That rant has become a mockery, but I really wish Coach Trestman, this week’s Milk Carton cover, would emulate it to show some sort of compassion. But no, he’ll probably go into his press conference and say “We had a good week of practice and I’ll have to check the tape.”
Dec 4, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman in their game against the Dallas Cowboys at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Trestman implemented another horrible game plan. The defensive calls were stagnant and the offensive ones were atrocious. The head coach did not adapt their game plan to the Saints defense at all. The abundance of screen passes called were obviously unsuccessful, as any junior varsity team would be able to see it coming from a team that only runs that type of play. They came out Monday Night at home against a 5-8 team and played horribly. Trestman’s game plan was laughably elementary again, his team was unmotivated, and the result was a Monday Night Massacre. The best part of this game were the fans, who booed the whole time. I was glad they weren’t afraid to show their rage.
So do we root for the Bears to win out? Or do we root for a high draft pick and a lackluster finish, thus increasing the likelihood of a firing?