If Marc Trestman is not fired as head coach of the Chicago Bears before the rye toast of Chicagoland browns Monday morning, the panic will be palpable.
FATHER: He can’t possibly be back, can he?
SON: No. It’s not possible.
FATHER: Why haven’t they fired him yet?
SON: They will…(wipes sweat from his brow)…they have to…
FATHER: You want butter?
Trestman’s first year as Bears head coach was defined by an explosiveness on offense never before seen from the city of Chicago’s football team. While balancing the worst defense in the history of the organization the Bears offense managed to guide the club to a .500 record, giving them an opportunity to win a division title on the final week of the season. (A game they lost purely by mental breakdowns on the defensive side of the ball.) It seemed in Marc Trestman the Bears had found their guy.
Here were the four reasons I liked the hiring of Marc Trestman in January of 2013: