A spot in the playoffs is on the line when the Chicago Bears host the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon in what could feature the return of Aaron Rodgers, but Bears head coach Mark Trestman is not focused on him.
Speaking at his Monday afternoon press conference the Bears first-year head coach did not want to focus on the Green Bay quarterback who has missed the past seven games since he broke his collarbone vs. the Bears in November, but rather is concerned with his own team.
Trestman on how closely he’ll be monitoring Aaron Rodgers’ status this week: “We’ve got to focus right now on us.”
— Rich Campbell (@Rich_Campbell) December 23, 2013
Coaches will tell you they will only focus on things they can control and after the Bears have a lot to correct inside their own locker room after an embarrassing 54-11 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday Night Football.
Focusing on a player who may or may not suit up will not help the bears in their preparation when so many glaring mistakes were made on a franchise known for its defense.
Trestman has the right mindset heading into the biggest game of his NFL career and if his team can correct the number of things that went wrong on Sunday could find themselves in the postseason whether they need to beat Rodgers or not.