CBS Sports writer Joel Corry projected the Bears' salary cap to be ,632,799, with an adjusted cap of 8,013,800, which ranked fourth in the league, behind the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders.
Profootballtalk.com's Michael David Smith wrote Chicago needed to draft players at four positions for the first round: defensive back, with first-round possibilities including Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and Justin Gilbert; linebacker, such as C. Mosley and Ryan Shazier; defensive tackle, like Aaron Donald.
The silence didn't stop news anchors Larry Potash and Robin Baumgarten from holding hand written signs and making jokes, however.
The 2014 Chicago Bears season was the franchise's 95th season in the National Football League, as well as the second under head coach Marc Trestman.
To my (pleasant) surprise, he's actually better looking than his pictures. (We've all been on dates with the "6'0" guy who's up to our chin -- guys, it's the equivalent of women posting pics from 50lbs ago). Also, The League feels exclusive (even if they are "accepting" hundreds of thousands of people).
Of course, I finally stop lying to myself and acknowledge the guy is a complete fucking douchebag through whom I'm seeking approval (ladies, I know some of you hear me). You get to experience a fleeting sense of validation that you’ve been accepted into a virtual cool-kids club and someone thinks you’re good enough.
Guy goes radio silent for three days, then starts texting me exclusively after 1am. The League only gives you five matches a day -- helllooo! And with that low number, you're also unnervingly aware of the fact that you'll be called out as flaky if you don't talk to these people.
WGN-Channel 9 was without sound for 19 minutes between to am.
After the defense set franchise worsts in points (478), total yards (6,313) and rushing yards (2,583) allowed, defensive line coach Mike Phair and linebackers coach Tim Tibesar were fired by the team on January 12.
Head coach Marc Trestman stated, "We need to improve in all areas defensively and that will be a focal point for us this offseason. Our search for a defensive line and linebackers coach has begun and we will be looking for the best candidates whose experience can bring the most out of our veteran and young players in both areas." On January 22, Houston Texans linebacker coach Reggie Herring was hired to take Tibesar's place, while former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator and Connecticut Huskies head coach Paul Pasqualoni became the defensive line coach.
After the draft, the Bears signed nine undrafted free agents: quarterback Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois, who was listed as a running back; defensive tackles Brandon Dunn (Louisville) and Lee Pegues (East Carolina); guards Ryan Groy (Wisconsin) and James Dunbar (TCU); tackle Cody Booth (Temple); and linebackers Tana Patrick (Alabama), Christian Jones (Florida State) and Devekeyan Lattimore (USF).
The annual Family Fest at Soldier Field was held on August 2 in front of 27,000 spectators.The Bears ended the season 5–11, their first losing season since 2009 and first season with more than ten losses since 2004.