If Marc Trestman is getting fired on Monday that is new to him. Following the Bears fifth straight loss of the season Trestman met with the media and indicated he believed he would return for a third season as the Bears coach.
“I do,” Trestman said. “I don’t have to go into the reasons. I expect to be back. I couldn’t look at it any other way or with any other focus. My plan is to continue to finalize my notes now that the season is over and make sure that opportunity arises, I’ll be able to explain how to fix this thing, because we have to get better.”
The Bears lost on Sunday dropping Trestman to 13-19 in two seasons with the team.
“Nobody understands the situation better than I do. I’ve lived it every day for the last two years and certainly the last six months, so I think I have some expertise in that area. I don’t think there’s anybody in a better position to assess it other than myself and Phil (Emery).”
While it is easy to point fingers at the offense and quarterback Jay Cutler – the NFL’s highest paid player – the Bears defense also regressed this season.
“I’m not going to stand up here and try to make a case for myself,” Trestman said. “I believe in what I’m doing and I believe I have the answers to help us get better. I feel strongly about that. I love this team and I love the players in this locker room who I think showed a lot over the last couple weeks. With a lot of noise around the football team, these guys went to work and focused on winning games. They didn’t do that, but they focused on it with great effort. I’m really proud of our coaching staff for their demeanor and for the way they’ve handled themselves during this time as well.”