First forum topic, training wheels are still on. Please, show some sympathy if this isn't up to your high standards. . I know the board is mostly Lions Fans. But, there are some alums/fans on the board who root for Da Bears! I receive my sports news from MGoBlog and 670 The Score out of Chicago. I listened to Marc's press conference and his first interview on the Score. There is no doubt he won the day. He has said all the right things. But, we will see come September.
-Bears Management promised to make a splash. They said they were going to go out and hire a "Wow" coach. Along the lines of Gruden, Reid, Billick, Cowher etc.
-Trestman is 57 years old and has never been given a chance to be the "Man" in the NFL. Must be a reason.
-Marinelli may have been a dumpter fire as a head coach. But, is a very good defensive coach, and he won't be returning.
-Rich Gannon, Steve Young, Jerry Rice. Players he coached, have very good things to say about him. They all mentioned he has a way of being honest with his players, taking their opinion and game planning around what they like, and don't like. Important: See the next positive.
-He hasn't committed to saying Jay Cutler is a franchise QB. This is a positive to me because I don't think he is one. Trestman did say he can't wait to get his hands on Cutler.
-Ran the hurry up offense, when Rich Gannon won the MVP. This is key to being a top offense in the NFL. The Patriots get off 5-10 plays a game without the defense being lined up.
-Hired Joe DeCamillis to coach Special Teams.
-A student of the game, seems to be extremely intelligent. He mentioned in the press conference, that he watches every game of the NFL's top offense. At the end of season.
-Jay "Prima Donna" Cutler said he couldn't be more excited, and thinks it is a great hire.
I think this is very similar to the hiring of Brady Hoke. It wasn't the "wow" name that anyone wanted. But, will bring lots of energy to a job he has been waiting for his entire life. He finally gets a chance to prove to the rest of the NFL, that they made a mistake never giving him a chance. If he hires the right defensive coordinator (like Hoke did with Mattison) I think this hire will turn out to be a great one.
Sorry, I had no idea this would be so long. Bears/Lions/NFC North fans. What are your thoughts?