The following is part of a series of position-by-position breakdowns at the halftime point of the 2014 season.
This coaching staff, through eight games, has not been good. Here are the questions that should be asked when issuing a grade:
(1) Are they getting the most out of their offensive talent?
(2) Are they getting the most out of their defensive talent?
No, their deployment of linebackers has been misguided. There’s nothing they can do with the secondary.
(3) Are they playing effective special teams?
No. Way too many mistakes, even for an inexperienced unit, and the return game is completely useless.
(4) Are they “coaching up” production out of lesser talent in any of the team’s three phases?
What do you think?
Note: This does not mean I advocating the firing of everyone, as has been seen around the internet world these days. But the Bears have beaten Atlanta and the Jets – two of the worst teams in the league. If they didn’t pull off the amazing comeback in San Francisco – due to the heroics of Brandon Marshall and Kyle Fuller – what would folks be saying about this franchise today? The Bears sideline has been outmatched almost every week.