Where Bears need improvement

Marc Trestman inherits a Chicago Bears team that has a lot of holes. Phillippe Champoux/Southcreek Global/Zuma Press/Icon SMI

Just like that, the Chicago Bears have a new head coach.

The choice of Marc Trestman comes as a surprise to many, because he has been out of the league since 2004, but given how well prepared general manager Phil Emery has been, are you going to doubt the choice?

Trestman comes in and takes over a team that is competitive, even if its inability to consistently make the playoffs has left it irrelevant come January. What does he have to work with? And what pieces of the puzzle are the Bears missing?

Let's take a look.


The Bears paid a hefty price to make Jay Cutler their franchise quarterback, and the results have been largely mixed. At times he's displayed the kind of talent that would make even Phil Simms want to use the word "elite," but all too often accuracy issues and carelessness with the ball have come back to haunt him.