Monday July 21st, 2014

Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman says there are “high expectations” for his team this season, especially if the team wants to dethrone the Green Bay Packers.

The Packers have won the division in each of the past three seasons and even won it last season with an 8-7-1 record.

Trestman acknowledged the pressure from fans for the team to perform well this season.

“It's beyond passion, these fans' love of this football team. And I do have perspective on that," Trestman told the Chicago Tribune (subscription required.) "I've coached in a lot of different cities. I've coached for one-third of the league and I've never been around anything like this. True fans. True love of the football team. High expectations."

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The offense, which was tied for second in the NFL last season in scoring at 27.8 points per game, has explosive playmakers in wideouts Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, running back Matt Forte and quarterback Jay Cutler, who only played 11 games last season and threw for 2,621 yards and 19 touchdowns.

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