Appearing in studio on Comcast SportsNet's "Bears Huddle" show Wednesday, Bears chairman George H. McCaskey discussed the team's sluggish 3-5 start with Chris Boden and Dan Jiggetts.
Echoing the comments that general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman had made during their joint press conference Monday, McCaskey said that he is "very disappointed" about what's transpired with a team that had lofty goals entering the season.
"Bears fans and everybody in the building was expecting this team to contend for a Super Bowl and now we've dug ourselves a little bit of a hole," McCaskey said.
"But I think every team faces some adversity at some point in the season and the measure of the team is how they react to that adversity. So we'll see what these guys are made of. We have every confidence in Phil and Marc and the players to pull us out of this."
McCaskey was asked about Kyle Long criticizing Bears fans for booing the team at halftime of their 27-14 loss to the Dolphins Oct. 19 at Soldier Field.
"They have every right to be [upset]," McCaskey said of the fans. "We're 3-5. That's a losing record. We're winless at home and that doesn't fit the formula for making it to the postseason. You've got to dominate at home. You've got to control your division and you've got to do pretty well for yourself on the road. We're outside that formula right now and we need to correct that."