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The Bears Den: October 07, 2014 - Chicago Bears week 6 news & Bears-Panthers notes

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Trestman's nice-guy approach not getting it done /facepalm - Mike Imrem: A couple examples surfaced recently to reinforce the notion that Marc Trestman should harden his coaching personality and demeanor before this Bears' season is lost for good. Wharrrgarrrble!

Bears show they are below average team - Is-Hub Arkush: Everything is awful.

10 thoughts on the Bears - Mark Potash: Bears must find way to get Brandon Marshall more involved; increased false start penalties in second year of offense; more thoughts.

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Chicago Bears 24, Carolina Panthers 31

What we learned in loss to Panthers - Larry Mayer identifies four things we learned Sunday's loss, including the impact of turnovers and Kyle Fuller's battle with a fellow rookie.

A day later, Trestman analyzes loss - Larry Mayer: After watching tape of Sunday's disappointing 31-24 loss to the Panthers, Marc Trestman told reporters Monday that the Bears' "collective performance was unacceptable."

[Audio] - Trestman: Everyone ‘hurting’ from loss to Panthers.

Game review - Dan Durkin's impressions from the game: Some troubling trends are surfacing in all three phases for Chicago. Trestman: ‘Performance was unacceptable.’

[Video] - Adam L. Jahns breaks down Bears loss to Panthers: Rest of league may be figuring out what Trestman's trying to do on offense.

Game review - Greg Gabriel's positives and negatives from the game.

Game grades - Brad Biggs: Kyle Fuller shines against Kelvin Benjamin, a good sign with big WRs looming on schedule.  The rest of the team... not so good.

Run game falters in Bears' loss - Not-Hub Fishbain: Michael Ola started his first career game at left tackle, and with Matt Slauson probably not 100 percent, the Bears struggled running the ball to the left side.

[Video] - Robbie Gould on missed FG: 'That's a kick I have to make.'

Game notes - Not-Hub Arkush: Marshall needs more shots to snap skid; Lamarr Houston causes stir on Twitter; Kyle Fuller's performance a bright spot.

Game notes - Adam L. Jahns: Chris Conte passed concussion protocol before re-entering game; Trestman appreciates Robbie Gould's accountability for missed FG; praise for Kyle Fuller.

Chris Conte suffers 2nd concussion - Jeff Dickerson: Chris Conte went through the sideline concussion protocol and had no lingering signs prior to re-entering Sunday's game. Dan Wiederer: With at least three previous concussions, Conte's latest setback worrisome.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Is Bears offense to blame in Bears loss vs Panthers? [KAPCON: 3] [Video] Charles Tillman says no.

[Video] - Willie Young was mic'd up during his strip-sack Sunday against the Panthers.

Photos from - From the sideline ... in the locker room ... photo journal.

Whither offense?

Bears' offense failing to deliver - Barry Rozner: While the defense has improved, the offense that was supposed to outscore opponents and put teams away with the game on the line has failed to do that in two winnable games that could have left the Bears with a 4-1 record.

Cutler: Defenses catching on to Bears after full year of tape - Patrick Finley: Defensive coordinators for the NFL’s other 31 teams have had the entire offseason to scout Marc Trestman’s offense.

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Has the league caught on to Trestman's magic? [KAPCON: 5]

Jay Cutler just can’t cut it - Rick Morrissey: When the Bears needed Cutler to deliver in the fourth quarter, he delivered to the Panthers. Rich CampbellCutler takes lion's share of responsibility for turnovers.

Marshall missing in action - Bob LeGere: For much of this disappointing Bears season, five-time Pro Bowler Brandon Marshall has been missing in action from an offense that has not lived up to expectations.

Trestman: Marshall needs more touches - Jeff Dickerson: Marc Trestman said Brandon Marshall needs to receive more touches after he was targeted only five times in the loss to Carolina.


Hollow hope at Halas? Bears have lots of problems - Dan Wiederer: The Bears after five weeks are more wobbly than they should be and seemingly stuck as an underperforming team in a league filled with mediocrity.

[Video] - Dan Hampton: Bears' big picture isn't working, Trestman is too soft on players.

Bears schedule - Moon Mullin: Standings still a jumble after erratic weekend, and nothing is clear around the one-third mark of the 2014 season. Mike North: In mediocre NFL, Bears still have a chance.

Trestman advises Bears against responding to 'Twitter terrorists' - Michael C. Wright: Marc Trestman said Monday he has talked to the team on numerous occasions about the dangers players can encounter on social media.

Lamarr Houston continues Bears' parade of stupid - Steve Rosenmoan: As if the Bears weren't stupid enough in loss to the Panthers, Lamarr Houston sends remarkably stupid tweets.

[Video] - Olin Kreutz joined the Kap and Haugh Show to give his take on Houston's tweets: 'Probably a mistake.'

[Video] SportsTalk Live - Charles Tillman says fans can't handle the truth, and some of them take the game too seriously. [Video] Tillman addresses Trestman calling out players.

[Video] ESPN - Jeff Dickerson talks about what the Bears are looking to improve on as they prepare to face the Falcons in week 6. Where has Brandon Marshall been?

[Video] - Charles Tillman on coaching young Bears defensive backs.

[Audio] - Trent Dilfer reflects on the Bears' D-line, the Jets' struggling defense, the sophistication required for being a high performer and more.

[Video] - Jeff Joniak sits down with Michael Ola on Bears Confidential.


[Audio] - Da Coach shares his thoughts on the Bears' loss to the Panthers, New England's improved D-line, and more.

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