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Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman on the sidelines against the Miami Dolphins in the second half of their game at Soldier Field. Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Lombardiave: I thought it would take four or five weeks for this defense to gel. With the addition Of Julius Peppers and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix along with shifting Micah Hyde to safety and the loss of B.J. Raji, it appears to be more than a grace period is needed.

Ted Thompson may be the greatest offensive talent scout in the NFL, but he has missed the boat several times on the defensive side of the ball.

The Capers’ situation frustrates me because, yes he is setting on a seat of cherry red coals right now. Tackling is taught in the third grade, however.

It often appears the players are in position but simply just fail to bring the ball carrier down. It looks like we will have McCarthy for an extended period of time and it could be the only head coach Aaron Rodgers ever plays for.

Do you think Marc Trestman is the head coach of the Chicago Bears next season if things continue the way they are and at what point do the Bears bring in a serious competitor for Jay Cutler?

Beargoggleson: Ted Thompson is the greatest at making no facial expressions at all. Every time I have ever seen him on tv, there he is … expressionless.

Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph

I think he did a good job drafting defensive players for the last few years, but you can only overcome injury so much.

Quality depth is Ted Thompson’s best quality in my opinion. Tackling is terrible across the whole league now.

I think it has everything to do with practice. If they don’t practice tackling in practice, then they are going to suck at it.


They need to practice. As for McCarthy, he will be around for quite some time. Marc Trestman on the other hand is going to be run out of Chicago with torches and pitchforks.

At least if the fans had their way. In reality, Marc Trestman will be here for the next two years win or lose. The Bears don’t fire coaches in midseason, or for under performing.

Plus, he is Phil Emery’s hand picked coach. He is not going anywhere. I don’t think Jay Cutler will ever have a serious competitor. They didn’t pay him all that money to bring in competition. They won’t draft a quarterback until they can drop him in 2 more years. You never know, he might be lights out for the rest of the season.

Who am I kidding.

That’s not going to happen.