The Bears are limping to the finish of a losing season that’s gone off the rails in just about every way possible and that’s led to ever-increasing chatter about the possibility of major changes to organization when the year comes to an end.
Head coach Marc Trestman, offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer, defensive coordinator Mel Tucker and General Manager Phil Emery have all heard calls for their head in recent weeks, something that’s surely filtered down to the players on the roster. Running back Matt Forte is part of that group, but he said after Monday night’s loss that he’ll take whatever comes in stride.
“I don’t worry about that, no,” Forte said, via ESPNChicago.com. “That’s not my job to be worried about that stuff. If changes happen, you roll with the punches and all that stuff. I’m here to play football and be coached and be coachable. Whatever happens … happens. I do my best to learn what I need to in the classroom and go out and display that on the field.”
You’ll often hear players offer a bit of support for their coaches at the end of even the hardest seasons, although it’s hard to read much into Forte’s choice to acknowledge the truth about how little say players have over such decisions. The control they have extends only to what they accomplish on the field and that die was cast a long time ago for the 2014 Bears.