North Notes: Bears, Ihedigbo, Hoyer

Following last night’s embarrassing 55-14 loss in Green Bay, it’s time for the Bears to re-evaluate every aspect of the team, from the roster to the head coach to the front office, according to David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune. Jon Greenberg of expresses similar sentiments, writing that an overhaul of the club shouldn’t be out of the question.

However, it doesn’t sound as if major changes are in store in the short term. Speaking to reporters today, including Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times (Twitter link), head coach Marc Trestman indicated that no coaching changes will be made in the wake of consecutive blowout losses.

Here’s more from out of the NFL’s two North divisions:

  • Jason Fitzgerald of Over the Cap singles out Bears quarterback Jay Cutler as his “new contract disappointment of the week,” writing that Cutler needs to do better, since the team is stuck with him for at least the next two years.
  • The Lions’ investment in safety James Ihedigbo in free agency this past offseason has paid off significantly, as Michael Rothstein of details.
  • Brian Hoyer’s agent, Joe Linta, tells Peter King of that he hasn’t talked to the Browns about a new contract for his client since May. However, King says he’d be “amazed” if Cleveland lets Hoyer get away in free agency this winter.
  • Meanwhile, Pat McManamon of attempts to find a multiyear contract structure for Hoyer that could work for both the quarterback and the Browns going forward.
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