(CBS) Amid criticism of the team’s 3-5 start to the season, Bears chairman George McCaskey has given general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman a vote of confidence.

“We’re very disappointed,” McCaskey said Wednesday on “Bears Huddle” on Comcast SportsNet. “Bears fans and everyone in this building expected us to contend for a Super Bowl. We’ve dug ourselves a little bit of a hole, but I think every team faces some adversity at some point in the season. The measure of the team is how they react to that adversity. We’ll see what these guys are made of. We have every confidence in Phil and Marc and the players to pull us out of this.”

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McCaskey agreed that fans have every reason to be upset with the product to date.

“They have every right (to be mad),” McCaskey said of Bears fans. “We’re 3-5, that’s a losing record. We’re winless at home, and that doesn’t fit the formula for making it to the postseason. You got to dominate at home. You got to control your division, and you have to do pretty well for yourself on the road. We’re outside that formula right now, and we need to correct that.”

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McCaskey also shot down the theory that Trestman is losing the respect of the locker room.

“Marc is fully in control of this team,” McCaskey said. “Just because a player isn’t called out publicly doesn’t mean the issue isn’t being addressed. The players know Marc’s got their back. Anything that needs to be addressed with a player is going to be done behind closed doors.”

The Bears have a bye this weekend before visiting the Packers on Nov. 9. Chicago likely needs to go 7-1 in the second half of the season to have a shot at making the playoffs.

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The Bears are 11-13 in Trestman’s one-and-a-half seasons in Chicago.