Most teams in the NFL spend their bye weeks on the golf course or at the beach, but the Chicago Bears (3-10) will be spending its bye week in the team’s facilities.

After Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers, head coach Matt Eberflus made sure to announce that the team will kick off its bye week in the film room.

“Every single week I’m going to tell them the same thing. It’s get back to work tomorrow. I know we got the bye week. Coaches are going to get to (players) with three things you can get better at, and you’re going to look at that during the course of the bye week and come back and then get better,” Eberflus said.

It’s  important for Eberflus to set this precedent in his first year as a head coach. The Bears are coming off their sixth straight loss and can’t afford to fall any further behind than where they currently stand.

With one of the NFL’s youngest rosters, the Bears are coaching not just for this season, but for the future as well.

The new regime is counting on the development of a handful of rookies and second-year guys. One way to expedite that process is to get these players the coaching that they need in order to reach their full potential.

It’s been a tough season for Bears fans, but Eberflus is doing his part to ensure that the team’s young core continues show improvement, even in its week off.

Featured image via Daniel Bartel – USA TODAY Sports

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