Originally written on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 11/12/14
The Chicago Bears finally found their head coach early Wednesday morning in Marc Trestman, along with a new offensive coordinator and special teams coach. It’s obvious the Bears are committing completely to building their offense into one of the league’s best. With the players the Bears have brought in over the past few years, why wouldn’t you commit to the offense? It would be foolish not too. But despite having Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, and Matt Forte, there’s still a few holes the Bears need to fill before they get too comfortable. Bears GM Phil Emery is proving he is not afraid to make bold moves. 1) Tight End I was very disappointed when the Bears traded Greg Olsen to the Panthers for a couple of draft picks. Olsen couldn’t block, but he was a damn good receiving tight end who gave the Bears more credibility in the passing game. He and Cutler made a very good duo, racking up 60 receptions for 612 yards and eight touchdowns in 2010. The Bears decided they weren’t interested in another receiving tight end after trading Olsen, and it has been an awful mistake. It’s no secret that having a tight end who can catch the ball is one of the best weapons you can have on offense. They’re great in the redzone, and at the very least they force the defense to account for them in coverage. I’d love to see the Bears try to bring in a receiving tight end this offseason. It’s too early to tell where this tight end might come from, but the hiring of Trestman shows this organization is serious about improving their offense, so I am optimistic. 2) Slot Receiver The Bears have their number one receiver and what looks like to be a solid number two receiver, but they lack a slot receiver. Slot receivers are having unparalleled success in the NFL, and the Bears have yet to hop onto the bandwagon. The Bears’ offense is not designed for passes downfield. It’s designed for short to medium passes, but they have no threat defenses need to worry about in the short game. It’s very possible a tight end could play the role of a slot receiver (they often do), but why only get one when you can get both? The Devin Hester experiment failed, but the Bears still haven’t filled in the spot Hester failed to fill. I think it’s time. 3) Offensive Line I long for the day when Cutler has Brady-like time in the pocket. It’s hard to really pinpoint the problem when it comes to the offensive line. I don’t know if it’s the injuries that is the root of the problem, which forces the coaches to change up who lines up where, or if the players are just not good. I am more inclined to think the latter. I don’t have any faith in the current offensive line and would be a lot more comfortable if the team addressed this issue with a signing or trade. The Bears ignored the offensive line last offseason. It’s a mistake that can’t happen again. ***** I am really enjoying the fact that Bears GM Phil Emery is bold. He’s brought in Marshall, fired Lovie Smith, and hired a head coach from the Canadian Football league. There’s a level of unpredictability with Emery, and I love that. The Bears may not be the best team in the NFL next season, but they’re just a few moves away from being taken serious as a top NFL team. The post Chicago Bears Hire Offensive-Minded Trestman, But There’s More Work To Be Done To Improve Offense appeared first on Midwest Sports Fans.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Discussions to bring NFL team to L.A. are progressing

Report: Chris Mullin expected to take St. John's job

Michigan State beats Louisville, punches Final Four ticket

Ex-NHL player viciously attacks opponent before game

Rick Barnes a possibility for Tennessee coaching job?

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: NFL looking into Bill Belichick's camera ideas

Saints CB Brian Dixon arrested in Miami

CC Sabathia goes off about spring training stats

Kentucky remains unbeaten after thrilling win over ND

Alabama DT arrested on domestic violence charges again

John Calipari blasted for postgame interview

Adam Morrison trolled fan who made JJ Redick comment

Jim Harbaugh finished fourth in student government election

WATCH: Notre Dame gets warm reception upon return home

WATCH: Kris Letang hospitalized after hit

Aaron Rodgers, sports writer get into it over on-court access

Sam Dekker's hot shooting sends Wisconsin to Final Four

Jim McElwain complains about Florida roster

Mark Few: I put Coach K up there with John Wooden

WATCH: Enes Kanter embraces boos in return to Utah

Mariners prospect dies from boat accident injuries

T.J. Ford sends heartfelt tweet about Rick Barnes

Bruins coach suits up as backup goalie

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Report: Chris Mullin to take St. John's job

Report: NFL looking into more cameras

CC Sabathia goes off about spring stats

John Fox: Cutler will have to earn job

Texas eyeing Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

WATCH: 2 Chainz beats Nique in HORSE

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Notre Dame vs. Kentucky

Elite Eight preview and predictions: Arizona vs. Wisconsin

NFL owners chose cost over game integrity

Be careful how loudly you cheer on Mo'ne Davis' olive branch

James Harden and the collective consciousness

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.