Do not talk about how well practice went after a loss…
Marc Trestman was an odd hire. Phil Emery, the general manager in 2013, decided it was a good idea to hire Trestman out of the CFL over Bruce Arians. Arians happened to be the reigning NFL Coach of the Year at the time and went on to win a Super Bowl with Tampa last season.
The Trestman era set the Chicago Bears back at least three seasons–which happened to be the entire John Fox era.
During Trestman’s two seasons, the Bears fielded some of the worst defenses in franchise history. The Chicago Bears went 13-19 in Trestman’s time as head coach. The most infuriating part of his time was after every loss, Trestman constantly talked about how well the Bears practiced leading up to the game.
Blown out by the New England and Green Bay in back-to-back games, Trestman was baffled that happened because practice went so well. A great week of practice was typically followed by losing badly on Sunday.
You can have five days (the players get a day off during the week) of perfect practices and it still will not matter if you cannot execute on Sundays. Eberflus is known for being prepared and organized. The team should practice well per his reputation. If there is a loss, the last thing anyone in Chicago wants to hear is how well practice went.
While we are on Trestman, Eberflus should probably make sure the locker room does not fall apart like it did in Trestman’s final season.