Trestman: 'We've got to have good amnesia'

Trestman: 'We've got to have good amnesia'

December 23, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Tony Andracki

Bears head coach Marc Trestman was blunt at his "Monday Morning Quarterback" press conference.

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"There's no sugarcoating it. That was a poor performance," he said.

Trestman broke down every aspect of Sunday night's 54-11 drubbing, calling out the defense for missing tackles (defensive coordinator Mel Tucker estimated 20 missed tackles) and the offense for their slow start. The first-year head coach said guys took turn making mistakes.

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"Everybody had a hand in this one," he said. "Every player and certainly every coach, and that starts with me."

Despite the Bears' inefficiency on offense to open the game in Philadelphia, Trestman didn't throw quarterback Jay Cutler under the bus, heralding Cutler's play as "courageous."

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Trestman maintains the Bears were prepared and mentally ready to play, but "we didn't play like we were ready to play...With that in mind, we're going to put it behind us today and move forward. We have a tremendous opportunity Sunday."

As John "Moon" Mullin pointed out, the Bears have shown a resiliency so far this season, retooling after tough losses to come back and win big games. Trestman thinks they can do it one more time with a winner-take-all game against the Packers Sunday afternoon.

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"We've got to have good amnesia. We've got to put it behinds us," Trestman said. "It's certainly disappointing with the opportunity we've had.

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"We have to refocus. We've been able to do that. We've had periodic weeks where we've had tremendous adversity and we've come back and played. Our history proves we can get this done and that's a good thing."