With a 13-9 loss to the Vikings, the Bears end the season on a five-game losing streak. Team chairman George McCaskey wastes little time cleaning house, firing GM Phil Emery after three years, and head coach Marc Trestman after two years. James "Big Cat" Williams gives us his take on the news.
The Chicago Bears issued the following statement:
“Chicago Bears Chairman George H. McCaskey and President and CEO Ted Phillips informed Phil Emery and Marc Trestman this morning they will not return as the team’s general manager and head coach for the 2015 season.”
Trestman issued the following statement about his termination:
“I want to thank Virginia, George and the McCaskey family, Phil Emery and Ted Phillips for giving me the opportunity to be the head coach of the Chicago Bears. I also want to thank all the coaches and players who gave us everything we asked over the past two years. I have tremendous respect for this organization. Chicago is a special city with great fans. I appreciate the warm support my family and I received. ”
Watch Emery’s press conference about his termination.
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--Graphic by Kristen Thometz