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2013-01-16 08:31:27 AM
Huh.
 
2013-01-16 08:32:44 AM
I was hoping Darrel Bevel would have gotten the job. Who the fark is this guy?
 
2013-01-16 09:16:38 AM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I was hoping Darrel Bevel would have gotten the job. Who the fark is this guy?


A great coach. You'll be pleasantly surprised.
 
2013-01-16 09:16:57 AM
i believe an alouette is a songbird, so now we will have the chicago singing bears.
 
2013-01-16 09:20:43 AM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I was hoping Darrel Bevel would have gotten the job. Who the fark is this guy?


Long time offensive coach in the NFL, was offensive coordinator for the Raiders last time they were good (IIRC), and went to cut his head coaching teeth in Canada, where he has been really successful. The radio guys are saying that he carries a lot of respect from NFL insiders, even if he isn't a big splashy name.

A lot of people are asking about specific names, which schemes the Bears will run, etc. I don't care as much about the specifics as I do about the overall plan. As long as, when the team is set, I can look back and see how things added up and it makes sense.

The Bears' offense has been a smattering of talent surrounded by nonsense for as long as I can remember, with no overall coherent plan. Whatever scheme they run, whatever coaches and personnel they have, I just want something that fits together and adds up, and that probably won't be visible until hindsight.
 
2013-01-16 09:23:21 AM

Orgasmatron138: antidisestablishmentarianism: I was hoping Darrel Bevel would have gotten the job. Who the fark is this guy?

Long time offensive coach in the NFL, was offensive coordinator for the Raiders last time they were good (IIRC), and went to cut his head coaching teeth in Canada, where he has been really successful. The radio guys are saying that he carries a lot of respect from NFL insiders, even if he isn't a big splashy name.

A lot of people are asking about specific names, which schemes the Bears will run, etc. I don't care as much about the specifics as I do about the overall plan. As long as, when the team is set, I can look back and see how things added up and it makes sense.

The Bears' offense has been a smattering of talent surrounded by nonsense for as long as I can remember, with no overall coherent plan. Whatever scheme they run, whatever coaches and personnel they have, I just want something that fits together and adds up, and that probably won't be visible until hindsight.


The season before Trestman went to the Alouettes, they gave up 68 sacks. The first season he coached them, they gave up 22 with the exact same offensive line. It would be awesome for the Bears if he is able to replicate that success with his scheme.
 
2013-01-16 09:23:21 AM
He must work cheap.
 
2013-01-16 09:42:20 AM

carnifex2005: Orgasmatron138: antidisestablishmentarianism: I was hoping Darrel Bevel would have gotten the job. Who the fark is this guy?

Long time offensive coach in the NFL, was offensive coordinator for the Raiders last time they were good (IIRC), and went to cut his head coaching teeth in Canada, where he has been really successful. The radio guys are saying that he carries a lot of respect from NFL insiders, even if he isn't a big splashy name.

A lot of people are asking about specific names, which schemes the Bears will run, etc. I don't care as much about the specifics as I do about the overall plan. As long as, when the team is set, I can look back and see how things added up and it makes sense.

The Bears' offense has been a smattering of talent surrounded by nonsense for as long as I can remember, with no overall coherent plan. Whatever scheme they run, whatever coaches and personnel they have, I just want something that fits together and adds up, and that probably won't be visible until hindsight.

The season before Trestman went to the Alouettes, they gave up 68 sacks. The first season he coached them, they gave up 22 with the exact same offensive line. It would be awesome for the Bears if he is able to replicate that success with his scheme.


I'm sure Jay will be happy to see that stat.
 
2013-01-16 09:46:31 AM
I'm sure bears fans wouldn't mind if he brought Anthony Calvillo along with him.
 
2013-01-16 09:49:40 AM
At least this guy has won championships on a professional level. More than you can say for the Chargers new coach who got a job based on his ability to let Peyton Manning call his own plays.
 
2013-01-16 09:51:48 AM
I am excited, as a Bears fan, with how detailed the coaching search appeared to be - I have been following all of it on the Score and since the Jimmy Johnson tweet last week they have had a ton ofpeople on talking about Trestman. I think this could actually be a great hire, but who knows. I wish him luck and am looking forward to next season.
 
2013-01-16 09:52:05 AM

js34603: At least this guy has won championships on a professional level. More than you can say for the Chargers new coach who got a job based on his ability to let Peyton Manning call his own plays.


Hey, he won a playoff game with TIM TEBOW. Does his success with TEBOW not mean anything to you? Why do you hate babies and Christians?
 
2013-01-16 09:54:20 AM
Well after learning about Trestman for the first time last week (and sort of was hoping for Arians), I am neutral but it's nice to see all the positive buzz from NFL former players and insiders, which is a bit more reassuring than the Trib's comments section, which predictably fell in line with subby's headline above. If you listen to folks in the league who actually have a clue what they're talking about, Trestman seems like a potentially excellent choice for the needs they have,

It's been nice to have Bears' D and ST to look to during dark times, but Lovie's D-first attitude had sort of reached its peak this season and in 2006, and both times the offense couldn't pick up the slack. I wonder what the Bears will look like if Trestman truly brings an offensive mindset to the team, like what we see in Green Bay and SF and other playoff teams. A man can dream.
 
2013-01-16 09:55:53 AM
How the hell did Johnson know before the Bears did?
 
2013-01-16 09:58:39 AM
Now all the Bears have to do is sign Anthony Calvillo to play QB and they're a lock to win the Grey Cup next year.
 
2013-01-16 09:58:50 AM

p the boiler: I am excited, as a Bears fan, with how detailed the coaching search appeared to be - I have been following all of it on the Score and since the Jimmy Johnson tweet last week they have had a ton ofpeople on talking about Trestman. I think this could actually be a great hire, but who knows. I wish him luck and am looking forward to next season.


Same. Of course, there's a lot of pressure for the front office to get it right after firing a coach after a 10-6 season.
 
2013-01-16 10:01:11 AM
I farking like the Alouettes, though! God dammit Bears!
 
2013-01-16 10:04:30 AM
The Bears could have done a lot worse than Trestman.
 
2013-01-16 10:09:23 AM
Trestman is a very good coach, and I hope he does well for himself in the NFL.

However, he did have some big advantages coaching in Montreal. He has had the best QB in the league behind centre for a decade -- Anthony Calvillo would make any head coach look good. And free agents would much rather play in a city like Montreal than some god-forsaken wasteland like Regina.
 
2013-01-16 10:20:33 AM

Sargun: I farking like the Alouettes, though! God dammit Bears!


They should hire Lovie to get back at the Bears.
 
2013-01-16 10:26:48 AM
Good hire by the Bears, and I appreciate them not taking our OC, who hopefully sticks around for a couple more years.

/can't believe I'm saying that last part after the first month of the season where I hated his guts
 
2013-01-16 10:31:07 AM
OH FFS...

Will somebody PLEASE buy this team away from the f*cking McCaskeys?
 
2013-01-16 10:31:58 AM

basemetal: The Bears could have done a lot worse than Trestman.


Could also have done a lot better.
 
2013-01-16 10:32:43 AM
A noted quarterback guru

Trestman worked with Jay Cutler and Bears backup Jason Campbell before their respective drafts.


i830.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-16 10:34:00 AM
I heard he ran a spread offense up there.

www.onwardcyclops.com
 
2013-01-16 10:34:52 AM

IAmRight: Good hire by the Bears, and I appreciate them not taking our OC, who hopefully sticks around for a couple more years.

/can't believe I'm saying that last part after the first month of the season where I hated his guts


Bevel's overrated. Without a superstar QB he's mediocre at best.
 
2013-01-16 10:37:12 AM

soakitincider: i believe an alouette is a songbird, so now we will have the chicago singing bears.


Thanks for the info. I assumed an Alouette was a singing and dancing troupe dedicated to the works of Moises Alou.

p the boiler:
I am excited, as a Bears fan, with how detailed the coaching search appeared to be - I have been following all of it on the Score and since the Jimmy Johnson tweet last week they have had a ton of people on talking about Trestman. I think this could actually be a great hire, but who knows. I wish him luck and am looking forward to next season.

Yeah, that's how I feel. I'm just happy we didn't grab Norv. Anybody have thoughts about Aaron Kromer as offensive coordinator? I mean, I know where he comes from, but I don't know his style or temperament.
 
2013-01-16 10:37:59 AM

digistil: Bevel's overrated. Without a superstar QB he's mediocre at best.


Don't really care because he has one. I value consistency in a franchise and find that it tends to produce success (assuming it ever produces success in the first place).
 
2013-01-16 10:40:27 AM

digistil: Bevel's overrated. Without a superstar QB he's mediocre at best.


I have no idea what to make of him. First 4-6 games of the year, he gave Russell Wilson and the offense about 10 plays to work with per game, 9 of which were vanilla and base as hell. Then, suddenly, their offense vastly diversified.
 
2013-01-16 10:52:32 AM
Why does this guy sound familiar... *checks wikipedia*

Oh... Right... The post-Rivers era at NCSU. I guess even a "quarterback guru" couldnt put enough shine on Jay Davis, Daniel Evans, and Marcus Stone to get good results.

I'd say he might have better luck with da Bears, but Cutler seems to have some of the same issues that I recall those three QBs having. At least he can throw fairly accurately, so it's a start.
 
2013-01-16 10:54:49 AM

Killer Cars: I have no idea what to make of him. First 4-6 games of the year, he gave Russell Wilson and the offense about 10 plays to work with per game, 9 of which were vanilla and base as hell. Then, suddenly, their offense vastly diversified.


Also, I hated all of those WR screens thrown from under center. Throw those passes from the shotgun so that the passes can be going forward and not be fumbles every time the WR doesn't catch them!

But they got things fixed and started doing much better work toward the end of the season. I'd expect something like that in a guy's first season working with a rookie - he gradually opened it up and let him go. I'd assume and hope for more growth in the next year. With a new OC, I'm not sure you get the same level of maturation and trust in one another.
 
2013-01-16 11:03:24 AM

timswar: I'd say he might have better luck with da Bears, but Cutler seems to have some of the same issues that I recall those three QBs having. At least he can throw fairly accurately, so it's a start.


Cutler has one of the best arms in the league, but he seems to have one of the worst attitudes. If thats get fixed, who knows how high his ceiling really is?
 
2013-01-16 11:05:03 AM

poisonedpawn78: I'm sure bears fans wouldn't mind if he brought Anthony Calvillo along with him.


Hell he should try convince AC to hang up the cleats and join him in Chicago as a QB coach. That would be a very smart idea.

/Rider fan
//Retire already Calvillo you likable winning cock!
 
2013-01-16 11:07:53 AM

Electromax: the Trib's comments section,


that place is on par with youtube comments. only good for racists.
 
2013-01-16 11:08:20 AM
If he rides into the presser on a moose, swigging syrup, smoking a joint, wearing a Mountie hat, and says "aboot" instead of about, my life will be complete.

//Packers fan. Let's go to Jay for his response:

www.gannett-cdn.com
 
2013-01-16 11:33:08 AM

Incorrigible Astronaut: js34603: At least this guy has won championships on a professional level. More than you can say for the Chargers new coach who got a job based on his ability to let Peyton Manning call his own plays.

Hey, he won a playoff game with TIM TEBOW. Does his success with TEBOW not mean anything to you? Why do you hate babies and Christians?


Don't look now, but there's speculation that Teebus might end up on the Bears.

Please, God, no.
 
2013-01-16 11:40:13 AM

Fubegra: Incorrigible Astronaut: js34603: ***snip***

Don't look now, but there's speculation that Teebus might end up on the Bears.

Please, God, no.


FYourFA: it isn't unreasonable to add Chicago to the mix, given Tebow's history with the new head coach.

No, it's unreasonable to add Chicago to the mix because their GM doesn't seem like a complete moron, which is a shame.
 
2013-01-16 11:43:29 AM
Just remember: if you sign Tebow, you are fully expected to start him, and the media won't STFU until and unless you do.
 
2013-01-16 11:43:45 AM

Fubegra: Incorrigible Astronaut: js34603: At least this guy has won championships on a professional level. More than you can say for the Chargers new coach who got a job based on his ability to let Peyton Manning call his own plays.

Hey, he won a playoff game with TIM TEBOW. Does his success with TEBOW not mean anything to you? Why do you hate babies and Christians?

Don't look now, but there's speculation that Teebus might end up on the Bears.

Please, God, no.


Yet another article based on what a writer makes up as opposed to information he hears.
 
2013-01-16 11:46:54 AM

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: basemetal: The Bears could have done a lot worse than Trestman.

Could also have done a lot better.


Let's see, the bears just fired a coach that went 10-6.  Yeah, big names are just lining up for that.
 
2013-01-16 11:51:51 AM

antidisestablishmentarianism: I was hoping Darrel Bevel would have gotten the job. Who the fark is this guy?


Marv Levy is a friend and mentor of his, and has been quietly pushing for the NFL to give him another chance. That seems like a decent endorsement.
 
2013-01-16 11:52:41 AM
how do you say 'the bears still suck' in French?
 
2013-01-16 11:58:36 AM
Well, even if the Bears manage to still suck, at least Trestman's daughters are hot.

/Mussberger approved
 
2013-01-16 12:00:43 PM

js34603: More than you can say for the Chargers new coach who got a job based on his ability to let Peyton Manning call his own plays.


I think he got most of his bona fides from turning the chicken shiat that was Tebow into chicken salad.
 
2013-01-16 12:11:23 PM
Chip Kelly to Iggles?
 
2013-01-16 12:16:22 PM

ten foiled hats: Chip Kelly to Iggles?


That's the word.

All I hope is he plays hurry-up offense
 
2013-01-16 12:19:09 PM
Interesting to hear some of the commentary south of the border on the hire. Skip Bayless says it's a bad hire. Skip Bayless loves Tim Tebow. Therefore the Bears will win the Superb Owl next year.
 
2013-01-16 12:23:59 PM

no clever name here just move along: how do you say 'the bears still suck' in French?


Le Bears still suck.

Spanish - Los Bears still suck.
 
2013-01-16 12:28:14 PM

KiwDaWabbit: timswar: I'd say he might have better luck with da Bears, but Cutler seems to have some of the same issues that I recall those three QBs having. At least he can throw fairly accurately, so it's a start.

Cutler has one of the best arms in the league, but he seems to have one of the worst attitudes. If thats get fixed, who knows how high his ceiling really is?


Gannon was a complete douche and Trestman did well with him.
 
2013-01-16 12:28:30 PM
It's only fitting that the Bears would hire a poor man's Steve Mariucci, who in turn was a poor man's Bill Walsh.
 
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