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Chicago Bears set to fire Marc Trestman at end of NFL season

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The Chicago Bears have been absolutely terrible this year, when a lot was expected of them with the playoffs being a minimum for them to achieve in 2014.

The Bears boasted a stacked offense that on paper was considered to be the best in the NFL, or at least on a par with the Denver Broncos, with Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte all being excellent playmakers.

The Bears bought in Marc Trestman as their new head coach, entrusting him with that offense as well as a quarterback in Jay Cutler that was given an insane new contract before the season started. Well, Trestman has failed and he won't be the Bears head coach for long...

Goodbye Marc

According to reports from Dan Bernstein of WSCR in Chicago, the Bears 31-15 loss to the New Orleans Saints was the straw that broke the camel's back for the Bears higher ups, and will be firing him at the end of the season.

General Manager Phil Emery's future is also uncertain, according to Pro Football Talk. Emery was the man who brought in Trestman from the Canadian Football League.

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Odd Hire

The decision to Trestman hire wasan odd one. The 58-year old was a long-time NFL assistant who was never offered any head coaching jobs and decided to leave pro football to become Offensive Co-ordinator at NC State.

After two years with the Wolfpack and a season out of football, Trestman became the head coach of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes, where Emery eventually pulled him out of obscurity.

Chicago started the season 3-3 before losing six of the past eight games. They've been outscored 265-153 over that span. The defense has allowed 29.2 points per game, which ranks dead-last among all 32 teams in the league this season.

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