In today’s edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at the praise being heaped upon Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman, the health of Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, and the relationship between Jay Cutler and Josh McCown.
-Zach Zaidman of 670 the Score reported during the Monday Night Football game between the Bears and Packers that QB Aaron Rodgers had suffered a broken collarbone, and that initial fear was confirmed on Tuesday by Rodgers on his weekly radio show. He called the injury “significant,” which makes the Packers’ timetable of being out for three weeks seem like a bit of an under-estimation. [670 the Score]
-Darren Doxey was a huge fan of the way that Marc Trestman unleashed his game plan on Monday night, calling his play-calling “absolutely phenomenal.” It would be nice if Darren would have gotten off the fence or something. [Bears Huddle]
-Jeff Hicks had similar praise for Trestman on Tuesday. “As long as Tresty is managing the offense and getting the offense on track with the current NFL, the Bears have a chance to succeed this season and in the future.” As long as we don’t see “In Tresty We Trusty” t-shirts floating around Soldier Field this season, we’ll be fine with that nickname. [The Sports Bank]
-A normally stoic reporter John Mullin also was emboldened by the Bears’ victory on Monday night, saying that the Bears are “close to going past the Packers.” Interesting stuff. [CSN Chicago]
-Speaking of nicknames we hope don’t stick, “McCutler’s” performance on Monday night was dissected in this piece. [Daily Herald]
-After every Bears game, Brad Biggs does a great job of breaking down film from the game and explaining to fans what went right and what went wrong in the contest, and this week’s edition is no exception. [Chicago Tribune]
-Finally, Tom Musick had an interesting piece by the psychology involved with the players when they are asked to convert on a fourth-and-inches play like the Bears did on Monday night. [HubArkush.com]