Chicago Bears players Matt Forte and Matt Slauson seemingly criticized the old coaching staff Sunday.
The Bears were defeated 31–23 by the Packers to open the season.
The game was close throughout. Chicago entered halftime with a 13–10 lead, but it was not enough to slow down reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers, who led Green Bay to 21 points in the second half.
Forte played well for Chicago, running for 141 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. After the game, Forte seemed to criticize the Bears’ old coaching staff:
Matt Forte: "The mentality of this offense, which I'm proud of, is nobody had that stupid look on their face [when down 31-16] like before."— Mark Potash (@MarkPotash) September 13, 2015
Matt Forte: "Before when something would happen, kind of saying that the game is lost already when there's time left. ... We kept fighting."— Mark Potash (@MarkPotash) September 13, 2015
Slauson also made comments referencing the old staff:
Matt Slauson: "Had this been the past, we would have packed it in. That just goes to show the mentality this staff is instilling in us."— Mark Potash (@MarkPotash) September 13, 2015
The Bears’ next game—the second for coach John Fox—is next Sunday against the Cardinals.
– Rohan Nadkarni