Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune quotes Bears tight end Martellus Bennett during his visit on WSCR radio yesterday:
“You have 53 guys … doing everything they can and staying after work … whether it’s film, you know, doing everything they can. So for anyone to say they weren’t ready or they were not prepared … is an idiot. …Our coaches do a great job putting us in position to make plays.”
Have it your own way, Martellus. Everyone was fully prepared and the team is just that bad.
The truth is that the Bears weren’t prepared for what they saw – not schematically, but mentally and physically. The Eagles came out and punched them in the mouth and the team was simply unable to respond.
Marc Trestman, despite a lot of experience coaching pro football, is learn gin on the job to be an NFL head coach. I’m not entirely sure what was learned here but I hope it was something that will prevent this from happening again. Because you can’t just sit back and accept that “it was one of those games”. If you do, there will be a lot more of them.