(CBS) As scrutiny intensifies and the Bears have taken a downward spiral in a 5-9 season, members of the team’s ownership group met Monday night to discuss the future, 670 The Score’s Dan Bernstein reported Tuesday afternoon.
In what would come as no surprise to anyone, coach Marc Trestman is expected to be fired at season’s end, the source told Bernstein. The fate of general manager Phil Emery — who hired Trestman — remains unclear. His job status is “under discussion,” the source said.
George McCaskey is chairman of the Bears. No members of ownership have spoken publicly as the Bears have submitted one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history.
There’s much for ownership to consider. Chicago has regressed in Trestman’s second year after going 8-8 in 2013, and tight end Martellus Bennett admitted after a 31-15 loss to the Saints on Monday that some of his teammates are lacking passion.
The latest major drama came last week, when offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer admitted in a tearful apology to the offense that he’d made critical remarks about Jay Cutler to a national reporter. That was viewed as a major breach of trust and showcased the dysfunction in the locker room.