the republic logo

Bears envision big things in their second season under Trestman after going 8-8 a year ago

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

BOURBONNAIS, Illinois — This time last year, Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman was still something of a curiosity.

He was a guy leading an NFL team for the first time as training camp started, plucked from Canada after spending several years out of the league.

PHOTO: Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman listens to questions at a news conference during the team's NFL football training camp at Olivet Nazarene University on Wednesday, July 23, 2014., in Bourbonnais, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman listens to questions at a news conference during the team's NFL football training camp at Olivet Nazarene University on Wednesday, July 23, 2014., in Bourbonnais, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

The results were just about spectacular on offense. On defense, it was a different story. And the record was the definition of a mixed bag.

After going 8-8 and missing the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons, the Bears are looking for more.

They envision a defense that ranked among the league's worst making a big leap after a major overhaul that saw them land star defensive end Jared Allen, and they believe an offense that ranked among the league's best will come through again.

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

All comments are moderated before posting. Your email address must be verified with Disqus in order for your comment to appear.
View our commenting guidelines and FAQ's here.

Story copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2014 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.