The Chicago Bears‘ season has taken a turn for the worse after a second straight loss in Week 13. Even the most casual NFL fans know the Bears are due for a late-season collapse every year, so 2013 can’t be much of a surprise to many. However, Chicago fans in particular have grown frustrated with first-time head coach Marc Trestman.
After getting punished by the St. Louis Rams in Week 12, the Bears allowed the Minnesota Vikings to hang around despite outplaying Leslie Fraizer‘s crew for most of the game. On top of that, the Bears were a 47-yard field goal away from topping the Vikings when Robbie Gould missed wide right — on second down! Yes. The Bears decided to put the special teams unit on the field despite having at least two more downs to play with on offense.
Now, this questionable move is something that would have been deemed “genius” had the consistent Gould nailed home the field goal. Instead, Bears fans have begun to question Trestman and rightfully so. However, the folks in the Windy City need to take it easy with the Trestman bashing. Any Bears fan worth his/her salts can see the Chicago offense making waves of improvements, which is an absolute miracle considering the Bears have been offensively challenged for the better part of two decades.
So while Trestman’s move looks rather poor in hindsight, anyone questioning the head coach should take one look at Alshon Jeffery‘s stat line and start patting the head coach on his back.