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Trestman: There's accountability in Bears' building

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Not unlike Chicago's tortured fan base, coach Marc Trestman isn't thrilled with this year's version of the Bears.

"I didn't sign up to be 5-9," Trestman said Wednesday, per Zach Zaidman of WSCR-AM.

With his future in question, the second-year head coach emphasized that he feels "very supported" by the organization, saying of his job security: "I would rather leave all that as something we talk about in the building."

That hasn't been the trend in Chicago, with offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer admitting last week that he was the anonymous source who slammed quarterback Jay Cutler to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The chatter continued Tuesday, with wideout Brandon Marshall insisting the Bears "have to jell together and really try to do some Kumbaya in the offseason."

"There's accountability in the building," stressed Trestman, noting that he gathered "three or four players" in his office Wednesday and spoke with others over the phone.

This year's Bears, though, have wandered in a fog down the stretch, resembling a squad unaffected by Cutler's leadership or Trestman's coaching.

Chicago's swoon this season is stunning after the progress Trestman made in 2013. Hired to nurture an explosive passing game with Cutler at the helm, Trestman has lost his grip over the offense. His job might be next.

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