Chicago Bears wide receiver Josh Morgan
Chicago Bears wide receiver Josh Morgan (19) makes a catch against Green Bay Packers cornerback Davon House (31) during the first half at Soldier Field. Reuters

The Chicago Bears have fired general manager Phil Emery and head coach Marc Trestman. Emery is responsible for hiring Trestman and signing starting quarterback Jay Cutler to a lucrative contract extension--moves that are now deemed to be big blunders.

Emery chose Trestman over Bruce Arian, the current Arizona Cardinals coach, who is expected to be named the NFL's coach of the year. He also wasn't known for fostering a professional atmosphere.
Some Bears assistant coaches have been expecting sweeping changes even before the firing of Emery and Trestman. The Bears (5-11) suffered their fifth straight loss in their regular-season finale against the Minnesota Vikings at TCF Bank Stadium on Sunday.
Trestman, special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis and defensive coordinator Mel Tucker expected the speculation about coaching changes given their poor record. Previous to the Vikings game DeCamillis said that he will worry the firing when it happens. Meanwhile, Tucker said he has to be mature about the possible firings and handle it.

The team was hampered by numerous issues that included distrust between players and coaches and the benching of starting quarterback Jay Cutler. Trestman added before they played the Vikings that when a team is at 5-10 like them, there will naturally be a lot of speculation out there.

After the Bears lost to the Vikings 13-9 that saw their record drop further to 5-11, which is the franchise's worst season finish in ten years, Trestman announced that he expects to be retained as Bears head coach in 2015. He explained that he will finalize his notes to fix their problems and get better.

In two seasons, Trestman has a record of 13-19, with zero playoff appearances. The Bears offense declined in Trestman's second year, ranking No. 21 in the league in points scored after being the NFL's second-highest scoring team with 27.8 in 2013. This season, the team was unable to score more than 28 points.
Trestman implements a West-Coast style offense based on numerous short passes, mixed in with some runs to advance down the field. Under Trestman's system, quarterback Jay Cutler deteriorated. He committed 24 turnovers in 15 games and went just 23-of-36 for 172 yards against the Vikings on Sunday. Bears linebacker Jonathan Bostic said that what happened to the team is a player's problem and not a coaching problem.