LAKE FOREST, Ill. Richie James Stitched Jersey . - Their offence is underperforming. Their defence is not delivering. Their coach is coming under criticism, too.No matter how ugly things look at the moment, general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman insist the Chicago Bears can turn around their season.It will take quite a shift.The Bears are 3-5 with a bye this week after brutal losses to Miami and New England, and they are fading fast in a season in which they were eyeing a run to the playoffs.Jay Cutler still is making questionable decisions at inopportune times. An offence that ranked among the best in franchise history in Trestmans first season has been a disappointment in Year 2. The rebuilt defence hasnt delivered the way the Bears hoped. Special teams are struggling, and Trestmans grip on the locker room is in question.Im not going to play self-defence here, Trestman said. But if you look at how the team has responded to adversity after Buffalo, into our next game against San Francisco, after (the loss at Carolina) into Atlanta, I think they have continued to respond for us, for themselves, as much as anything. Were on a two-game slide, theres no doubt about it. Were not comfortable with the way weve played. Coming out of Atlanta, we thought we were headed in the right direction.I think this team is strong internally, I think theyve got great heart, he continued. I think theyll come back ready to go on Monday.Exactly where are they going, though?The Bears are staggering after dropping four of five. They are 0-3 at home and in danger of missing the playoffs for the seventh time in eight years. Its not like the schedule is taking an easier turn, either.When they come back, they will be staring at Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Green Bay. After that, they will still have two games left against Detroit and one each against Dallas and New Orleans.The past two games were nothing short of abysmal. As if falling to Miami at Soldier Field, with Brandon Marshall yelling in the locker room afterward, wasnt bad enough, Chicago got rolled by Tom Brady and the Patriots 51-23 at New England last week.The Bears have shown some resolve, bouncing back from a season-opening loss to Buffalo by beating San Francisco and the New York Jets on the road. They also won at Atlanta before this slide, but its not just the losses that are alarming. There are big questions about the teams leadership and mindset.Whether it was Lance Briggs missing practice to open a barbecue restaurant near his hometown of Sacramento, California, in the week leading up to the opener, or Marshall yelling in the locker room after the Dolphins game, the cracks were already hard to ignore.LaMarr Houston added another one in the closing minutes against New England when he celebrated a sack against a backup quarterback. One of the Bears top off-season acquisitions, he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.If Trestman was angry about Marshalls blowup or Houstons celebration, he didnt show it in public.I think Marc is fully in control of this team, chairman George McCaskey told Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Just because a player isnt called out publicly doesnt mean the issue isnt being addressed. The players know that Marcs got their back, and anything that needs to be addressed with a player will be done behind closed doors.What has played out on the field hasnt been pretty.Five-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jared Allen has just 1 1-2 sacks after signing a four-year deal that guaranteed $15.5 million. His string of seven straight seasons in double digits with Kansas City and Minnesota is in jeopardy.Marshall has been slowed by an ankle injury after signing a three-year extension. Cutler still is committing head-scratching turnovers, whether hes throwing across his body for an interception against Buffalo or attempting a two-handed chest pass that resulted in a fumble against New England.Emery acknowledged concerns about Cutlers fundamentals and decisions dating to his days at Vanderbilt. He says some of that was brought on by a lack of talent surrounding him. But the past two years, hes been working with an offence-minded head coach, two Pro Bowl receivers in Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, a productive tight end (Martellus Bennett) and a solid line.Have I seen improvement in the last two years? Emery said. Yes, I have. Because I know where we were at two years ago, and I know how many sacks he took, how much pressure and hits that he played through, and how he tried to overcome that group that was in front of him and how he tried to compensate. I think hes bought all the way in in terms of heres whats important, heres the concepts that were trying to accomplish.We still have some time to go, we still have some things we have to clean up.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Youth 49ers Jerseys . -- Canadas Nicole Vandermade won the Four Winds Invitational on Sunday for her first Symetra Tour title, closing with a 4-under 68 for a one-stroke victory. 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Case in point, he has the best winning percentage over the last 2 seasons among all quarterbacks in the CFL (minimum, 10 starts) CFL Quarterbacks Winning Percentage QB Record Winning Percentage Kevin Glenn 18-7 .720 Travis Lulay 19-8 .704 Darian Durant 17-13 .567 I believe he can take it even higher, maybe even a notch or two, with one simple step. Ill get to that in a bit. Theres been a unique synergy with the stable of quarterbacks in Calgary the last couple of seasons. All three - Glenn, Drew Tate and Bo Levi Mitchell - are certainly capable, and when given the chance have produced and won. Stampeders QBs by start, last two seasons QB Starts Record Kevin Glenn 25 (76 percent) 18-7 Drew Tate 5 (15 percent) 3-2 Bo Levi Mitchell 3 (nine percent) 3-0 Much of that success and harmony can be attributed to Glenns attitude and approach to his role as backup to Tate. Hes shown humility and composure in what could have been an extremely tense environment if he hadnt. By not being selfish or making the situation about himself, he enabled the locker room to remain harmonious and freed up his teammates to just go play footballl, not having to worry about internal controversy. Pink 49ers Jerseys. And with Tate working through several injuries the last two years, it has given Glenn the opportunity to show case his skill set and leadership capabilities. All of Glenns experiences up to this point have allowed him to take that next step. I believe that his success and that of his teams has solidified his beliefs in this approach and morphed Kevin into an elite quarterback. We have seen Glenn light it up with the best in the business over his 13-year career, whether it be in Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, Hamilton or Calgary, but never consistently. We have seen a quarterback transition from average to superior over the last two seasons and I believe his ability to light it up even more can be enhanced by one simple acknowledgment: The acknowledgment from his head coach John Hufnagel that hes the No. 1 guy the rest of the season and into the playoffs. Although Glenn is not seeking or would ever ask for this type of appointment, I believe through the natural course of events it has just come down to this. Hufnagel has got to - if he hasnt already done so - anoint Glenn as the stallion of choice the rest of the season! Hes earned it. The open support and backing from his head coach will free up the veteran QB to explode down the stretch. Imagine Glenn taking the Stamps the distance and winning his first ever Grey Cup. Great situation to be in if you are a Stampeder or a fan. But a precarious one for the coaches, particularly if you are Hufnagel, thinking where that would put his team during the expansion draft. Hufnagel could potentially leave unprotected the Grey Cup winning quarterback and the winningest CFL signal caller over the last two seasons. Now this brings me back to the present and why Hufnagel may be balking at making such an open statement of support for Glenn; hoping things just stay amicable between his quarterbacks and the locker room stays as is. Understandable? Yes. Best case scenario? In my opinion, no. Glenns earned the title; give it to him! With that said Stampeders fans, wear your shades to the remaining games, because things could get crazy bright for your team! Ready Break! Cheap Diamondbacks Jerseys Cheap Braves Jerseys Cheap Orioles Jerseys Cheap Red Sox Jerseys Cheap Cubs Jerseys Cheap White Sox Jerseys Cheap Reds Jerseys Cheap Indians Jerseys Cheap Rockies Jerseys Cheap Tigers Jerseys Cheap Astros Jerseys Cheap Royals Jerseys Cheap Angels Jerseys Cheap Dodgers Jerseys Cheap Marlins Jerseys ' ' '