Bears Coach Marc Trestman
Philadelphia's Riley Cooper, right, pulls in a touchdown pass against the Bears' Chris Conte during the first half of Sunday's 54-11 Eagles win.
LAKE FOREST | With all respect to the late Johnny Carson and his Tonight Show sidekick Ed McMahon, how desperate are the Bears?
CHICAGO | For much of Sunday morning, between the threat of potential cloudbursts and damaging winds, the brave souls venturing into Soldier Field thought they had this one figured out.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has reason to pump his fist this season. The Packers lead the NFC North and Rodgers is having another banner year with 15 touchdown passes, four interceptions and a 67- percent completion rate.
Bears football is like that guy at the end of the bar, holding court and sounding off like he knows it all.
CHICAGO | At 5-foot-11 and 215 pounds, Pierre Thomas looks like a high school running back.
CHICAGO | Running back Pierre Thomas, receiving threat?
CHICAGO | Jay Cutler almost had one foot in the doghouse. He was so close, he could feel the fleas.
CHICAGO | What weapons? What wide-open offense? Off-road vehicles run smoother than the Bears' offense did in the first half Sunday.
CHICAGO | The name tags and photo IDs have been tossed in the garbage. New Bears coach Marc Trestman finally has his 53-member "family" in place.
LAKE FOREST | You don't hire a handyman to change light bulbs and pay him $40 an hour.
LAKE FOREST | Two thoughts struck tight end Martellus Bennett almost as soon as he met new Bears coach Marc Trestman.
BOURBONNAIS | Matt Forte expects to be more than the last-resort receiver for quarterback Jay Cutler this season.
BOURBONNAIS | Jonathan Bostic figured his rookie season would be spent observing from a distance and playing cheerleader on Sundays.
BOURBONNAIS | You're going to love Martellus Bennett.
Bears' middle linebacker Brian Urlacher takes the field during pre-game introductions at Soldier Field in October of 2006.
LAKE FOREST | The Bears' defense will likely have a similar look next season, with or without Brian Urlacher.
LAKE FOREST | At age 57, a balding Marc Trestman looks more like an accountant than a newly-hired NFL head coach.
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