Oakland Raiders: Marc Trestman a Potential Fit for OC Position?

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Oct 26, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman looks on from the side line during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots won 51-23. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday night, most of the nation watched the Green Bay Packers literally demolish a Bears team that many had pegged as a favorite to win that division going into the season. Outmatched on both sides of the ball, the Bears struggled to get anything going on offense while Packers QB Aaron Rodgers demolished their defense with six TD passes in the first half. The game was so lopsided that Packer backup QB Matt Flynn (yes, THAT Matt Flynn) entered the game in the 3rd quarter…and led the Packers on a 46 yard scoring drive (a 52-yard field goal, but a scoring drive nonetheless). Bears QB Jay Cutler was out of sorts all night, throwing two picks (including a late pick-six) and taking three sacks. Bears running back Matt Forte managed a paltry 3.2 yards per carry. The Bears didn’t manage to get on the board until midway through the 3rd quarter on a Cutler to Marshall touchdown strike.

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The Bears look like they are coming apart at the seams after a 3-6 start, with their only glimmer of hope being that they play at home five out of their next seven games. Their defense that had been one of the best units in the league for many years running, is currently ranked dead last in the league in scoring and 26th in yards allowed. There is dissension and anger in the locker room and frustration being displayed by many of their key players. Head coach Marc Trestman, now in his second year, may already be on the hot seat, and a candidate for mid-season firing.  If he does finish the season and the team does not improve dramatically over the last seven games, his run with the team – and his first NFL head coaching gig – may end early in the offseason. If indeed he is fired after a 2-year run (or less) as a head coach, there’s a strong possibility that he could be looking for a return to the coordinator ranks – and he’ll be an excellent fit for the Raiders in that role.