Dan Bernstein of CBS Chicago reports that Bears ownership met after Monday night’s loss to the Saints to discuss the current state of the team.
According to Bernstein, the Bears are likely to part ways with HC Marc Trestman once the season has concluded. However, Bernstein adds that GM Phil Emery’s fate is still undecided at this point in time.
It’s probably not all that surprising to hear that Chicago could move on with Trestman given how poorly things have gone this season. The team looks to have quit on their head coach for several weeks now and the recent Aaron Kromer situation hasn’t helped to change the negative impression that many have of Trestman’s ability to handle the task of being a head coach in the NFL.
The Bears are known for being cheap when it comes to paying multiple coaches, but the pressure on them is probably more than enough for them to justify moving on.
It will be interesting to see if Emery is given another opportunity to turn things around given that he’s responsible for the Jay Cutler contract and the current state of the team’s roster.
Emery has spent a lot of money to surround Cutler will talented players, but his defense is arguably the worst unit in all of football.
I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about Trestman and Emery in the coming weeks.