The latest news coming out of the Chicago Bears has just confirmed what we all already know, the Bears are spiralling out of control.
It seems this time it's a pair of 'accomplished players' that have made anonymous revelations to the press, with ESPN the gleeful recipients of some juicy quotes out of Chicago.
Just last week, Bears' offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer spoke anonymously about the ill-feeling towards starting QB Jay Cutler before Kromer emotionally admitted that it was him who made the comments.
Chicago stars speak out
Kromer was not given a severe punishment for his huge betrayal of Cutler's trust, and as a result, the so called 'accomplished players' have spoken out about their anger towards head coach Marc Trestman for his handling of the situation - which includes the benching of Cutler this week which they feel was not in line with the way Trestman disciplined Kromer.
"A pair of accomplished and respected Chicago Bears players told ESPNChicago.com on Wednesday night that a portion of the locker room feels "confused and uncomfortable" over how coach Marc Trestman handled Jay Cutler's benching compared to the minor discipline offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer received last week," ESPN reported.
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"From a pure performance standpoint, neither of the players, who requested to remain anonymous, objected to Cutler losing his starting job…But while noting that a faction of Cutler detractors exists inside Halas Hall, the general belief is that the respective punishments for Cutler and Kromer are gravely inconsistent, after the Bears offensive coordinator received "basically a slap on the wrist" for his public indiscretions [towards Cutler]."
The Bears are in turmoil
The Chicago Bears are an absolute mess. There is no two ways about it. Even though the Bears are not the worst team in the NFL, with five wins from 14 games, this season has been terrible for a team that many predicted would go deep in the playoffs.
In reality though, Chicago have been lucky to win five games after providing inept performance after inept performance on their way to what will end up being regarded as a woeful season.
Even their best win, on the road against the San Francisco 49ers, is now also clouded by the fact that the 49ers will miss out on the playoffs this season as well.
The Bears made the decision to finally bench quarterback Jay Cutler this week after a series of shocking performances, but dropping Cutler, a QB who has turned the ball over a league-leading 24 times this season, is not the answer.
Chicago's problems run much deeper than simply their QB, although the Bears' decision to give Cutler a $126 million contract with $54 million guaranteed in January now looks like one of the worst decisions in the history of the NFL.
Huge decisions need to be made
Their season has gone up in flames due to combining factors. Everybody in leadership positions in the franchise need to look at themselves in the mirror. From the owner to the President and GM, to the coaches, the start quarterback and leading receivers and leading lineman, it's a mess from top to bottom.
Chicago's 2014 roster will go down as one of the most talented to fail to make the playoffs. The Bears are especially stacked on their offensive side of the ball, and it's arguably that side of the ball that has let the fans down the most.
A massive overhaul is needed at the Bears. Marc Trestman needs to be fired and so does Aaron Kromer, and if the Bears are lucky enough to find a team more messed up than them who actually want to trade for Cutler, then they should snap their hands off.
Team President Ted Phillips will definitely be making some big decisions this offseason, but maybe it's time for the decisions to come from even higher up. That's right, the McCaskey's need to start making some huge decisions sooner rather than later.
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