Bears Hire Marc Trestman As Head Coach

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by TheDuke, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Walnuts

    Walnuts All-Pro

    I read all the captains posts in this voice.

  2. CaptainStubing

    CaptainStubing Gave her a Dirty Sanchez

  3. TheSnowman

    TheSnowman #1 Trap Star

    I love where this is going
  4. Tarkus

    Tarkus The Thread Stalker

    Any hire is a risk even with 'respected' names in the NFL. His resume is multi-faceted:

    "... His promotion (in Cleveland) to offensive coordinator in 1989 was made before the team named Bud Carson as Marty Schottenheimer's successor as head coach. Kosar passed for 3,533 yards and 18 TDs that season, while wide receiver Webster Slaughter had a franchise record 1,236 receiving yards. Trestman was dismissed after the Browns' third loss in the AFC Championship game in four years, primarily due to his strained relationship with Carson...

    "...He returned to the NFL in 1995 as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator with San Francisco, where he served in that capacity through 1996. The first year he was there the 49ers led the NFL with 457 points scored, 644 pass attempts and 4,779 passing yards."

    "...In 1998 he was with the Arizona Cardinals as quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator. That year quarterback Jake Plummer threw for 3,737 yards, and the Cardinals made the playoffs for the first time since 1982 and won their first post season game in 51 years.

    He next went to the Oakland Raiders in 2001 as the quarterbacks coach. In 2002 he was promoted to offensive coordinator and the Raiders led the NFL in total offense with 389.8 yards per game and passing yards with 279.7 per game. Under Trestman's guidance, Raiders QB Rich Gannon won the 2002 NFL MVP award as the Raiders reached Super Bowl XXXVII, losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers."

    "On December 18, 2007, Trestman was named head coach for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. The Alouettes narrowly lost 22–14 to the Calgary Stampeders in the 2008 Grey Cup championship game. At the conclusion of the season, he was nominated for the CFL's Annis Stukus Award as the league's top coach, with Calgary's John Hufnagel winning. On March 5, 2010, Trestman won the Coach of the year award.

    In 2009, Trestman led the Alouettes to win the 2009 Grey Cup, winning with a thrilling field goal with no time left on the clock. After the season, it was announced that he was signed through the 2012 season as the head coach. Trestman also lead the Alouettes to a Grey Cup win in 2010. Trestman is the only coach in Alouettes history to win back to back Grey Cups. Under Trestman's guidance, Alouettes QB Anthony Calvillo won back-to-back MVP awards in 2009 and 2010."
    [ame=""]Marc Trestman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]

    These examples aren't smoke & mirrors or the flavor of the month. These are actual #s & elevations of QBs games along the way.

    Time will tell but just cuz he wasn't elevated in the NFL who's bypassed many a solid talent means nothing in the scheme of things as far as I'm concerned. Even in the CFL where the talent isn't as great, he still led players to the next level to the point of 2 & a hair away from 3 Grey Cups. That's a winner in my book.

    Not as over the top with your obsession but you still have to ferret out all the tangibles of that stagnant for tons of years Bear offense instead of going the easy simple way of pointing at 1 position.

    You'd understand so much more if you actually followed the team instead of choosing the journalistic snippets to make judgements. Do the homework & you will be enlightened & not only about the Bears.