Marc Trestman Named Head Coach of the Chicago Bears

Marc Trestman Named Head Coach of the Chicago Bears

Chicago Bears General Manager Phil Emery did not succumb to the league-wide consensus promoting Denver’s Mike McCoy as the “hot candidate” for a head coaching gig. He did not make the safe, David Haugh-approved (I know) decision to reward Bruce Arians’ ten-win season as interim head coach of the #Chuckstrong Colts by moving the 60 year-old lifetime football man into a larger office a few miles west. He did not, even after what felt like three dozen interviews, move in the direction of a young, hungry offensive coordinator like Mike Sullivan, Darrell Bevell or Rick Dennison.

Phil Emery hired Marc Trestman, the head coach of the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes.

As Rich Gannon and Steve Young have filled the airwaves in Chicago and beyond with verbal Valentines directed Trestman’s way, the man from above the border has transition in my mind from intriguing to essential. Here are a few quotes from Young pulled off the Twitter feed of ESPN Chicago’s Michael C. Wright:

Steve Young on Trestman: “He’s a phenomenal offensive mind. He is thoughtful. He’s not gonna scream at people. It’s time…If you have a willing participant, you could make some good music…Guys love him. Find some guys in Montreal that played for him and talk to him. Just a dynamic straight shooter.”

Here is Gannon from a report also on ESPN Chicago:

“He’s very innovative. He’s a terrific playcaller,” Gannon said. “He sees the game through the eyes of the quarterback. He played the position, he’s coached the position. He’s really an expert in that area. I think when you study Jay Cutler, here’s a guy that under Mike Martz was sacked more than any quarterback in the league; he got knocked around, and I don’t think he quite trusted the guys in front of him. That’s all got to get cleaned up, and you’ve got to bring in somebody who can work with the protections and clean up that part of it. Clean up his footwork, clean up the mechanics, and get him feeling good again back in the pocket. I think that’s what Marc does best.”

Those criticizing the Bears for “reaching” on a coach currently running an organization outside the country should be relieved if not persuaded by a Hall of Famer and MVP (under Trestman) endorsing the man’s credentials to lead a professional football team in the states.

I applaud this hire by Phil Emery for many reasons:

  1. It is the first significant movement by the Chicago Bears organization towards becoming a modern NFL franchise. This is an offense/passing league, a quarterback league and very few head coaching candidates have the quarterback coaching credentials of Trestman.
  2. Trestman has a short but important history with Jay Cutler. When they step into their first meeting room (in the next month or so) Trestman will not only be working with thirty year-old Cutty but also working with the memory of a strong-armed kid out of Vanderbilt.
  3. Yes it took place in Canada but Marc Trestman has led AN ENTIRE football team for five years and won two championships. Will that success translate immediately? Who knows. But it means Trestman has experience overseeing the entirety of a roster and managing a full coaching staff. If you discount that fact you fail to acknowledge one of the most difficult transitions from coordinator to head coach.
  4. It is NOT the safe choice. It is NOT the easy choice. And being that Phil Emery had Trestman at Halas Hall for much of Sunday and Monday without anyone – Dickerson, Zaidman, Jensen, Biggs – knowing means how he’s perceived in the local media is not near the top of his Things I’d Like to Achieve list.

Find me another candidate – anywhere in the football world – who fits the Bears bill to this extent.

Now the speculation ends and the analysis begins. How will Trestman fill out his offensive coaching staff? Will Rod Marinelli be retained to run the defense? What types of skill players will Emery bring in to fit the scheme Trestman wants to run? And most importantly, how will the quarterback and coach develop and grow together over the course of their first spring, summer and season together?

Trestman has waited his entire career for the opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL. Waited since he was Jim Kelly’s quarterback coach under Howard Schnellenberger at the University of Miami in 1981. What he does with that opportunity will be the definitive question of his coaching career. The answers start now.


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  • First to say Bears just hired the smartest kid in class. Refreshing.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Take it easy.

    There's no way of telling at this point. I am happy they went with an offensive guy.

    Choosing a Head Coach is like playing with live ordinance. Look no further than Bill "Bust in Cleveland, Genius in new England" Belichick.

    I was alrready gone from Chicago when it happened but I don't think the choice of Mike Ditka ("Special teams Coach?!?!" was universally popular when Papa Bear gave him the keys to the kingdom back in the early '80s.

  • In the last few years, Cutler has been coached by many including, Lovie Smith, Mike Martz, Mike Tice and Pep Hamilton. Think about that list a minute. By all accounts, Trestman is as smart as they come. Perhaps this is a guy he can listen to and respect. I really like this hire based on what I know of Trestman so far. Halas Hall is being emptied of all meatballs and replenished with thorough, intelligent leaders. This is a welcome turn.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    Johhny...more like the clowns are taking a road trip out of town with their clown car...good bye and make sure the door doesn't hit you on the way out.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Maybe it gets hit by a leaking tanker truck on the highway and explodes on loss.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    tee hee hee...."BOOM"

  • Trestman +1 ......and now to finally stary playing chess with other coaches rather than checkers....
    "Biggs on. NFL"

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    what I meant was biggs is on "NFL AM". talking about Trestman

  • So this is what it feel li kes to have a GM who dues due diligence....:-D

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    That's what I keep thinking. Phil doesn't play around and doesn't seem to let outside influence affect his decisions. This will be a very interesting off season. Too bad this didn't all go down when Lach, Peanut and Briggs were younger. My dislike for Angelo grows.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    + 100

  • Damn text om the phone....I think I may hurt

  • Per @AdamSchefter, former #Saints interim head coach Aaron Kromer will be the #Bears new offensive coordinator/O-line coach.

  • Get ready to see a lot familiar faces fired and new ones hired.

  • here we go. Kromer from Saint's new OC

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Sheite. ..sorry R2

  • He's got a tough job ahead of him. Hope he's up for it! Aging defense and 1/2 offense. Gonna take some magic.

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    Another smart front office move by the Bears. Yeah, that's right. Two in a row. No matter what you say, the Bears got us Emery. Emery got us Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jefferies, Evan Rodriguez and now what looks to be a swing for the fences with Trestman.

    I wish I loved Shea McClellan. Might be the only mistake to date. Might work out. Looks average. What's in store this year?

    I'm hoping for 1 big free agent/ trade similar to Marshall and drafting 5 -6 offensive lineman. :)

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    Alshon *Jeffery*

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    I'll take two please.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    what is it about Evan Rodriguez that makes you applaud the pick? not saying he can't be something, just saying that he wasn't anything.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    You need to look again,I saw a lot of positive plays,blocking and catching. Is he another Gronkowski type ? No but he is a value pick @ Round 4, Pick 111 ? A good choice just the same.

  • In reply to TheRiot2:

    i looked again. he had 4 catches for 21 yards. not sure that counts as a lot of positive plays.

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    In reply to evantonio:

    He was used all wrong. For a 4th round pick the guy has good speed, good blocking ability, good hands.

    I know this is against Miami of Ohio, but they are a pretty decent team. But watch what the kid does.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    curtis enis was a beast in college.

    i'm not saying e-rod won't be something good, but i don't think he did much for us to hang our hats on last year. whether that's due to how he was used, i guess we'll find out.

    i'm hoping he's the next big thing.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Rodriguez blocked very well this year and opened up some nice holes in the run game. this coming from a guy who was mega pissed that they let go of Clutts.

    E-rod, if used correctly can be a James Casey type player on our team.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I agree. Also, how was E-rod supposed to wow us when Davis was screwing up all the TE plays?

  • Adieu', Montreal!

    Bon jour, Chicago!

  • Just caught up on the other thread. Don't any of you guys sleep? Posts at 1 and 2 in the morning.

    Obviously the reporters got no sleep. Biggs is the man! The others can all go away.

    Strange how the news got out so late (or early). Bears announced officially at 4:00AM; obviously choice was made sometime before that. Trib claims they put out a new edition around 3AM - apparently based solely on Biggs report. Again - he is the man! hindsight it was Trestmans's job to lose. Not saying it's a bad thing - in fact I'm excited. But...

    1. Emery said he wanted it done before the East-West game this weekend. How could he say that without knowing if his choice would still be playing?
    2. JJ's tweet.
    3. The reported length of his interview vs others.
    4. The reports that he was at Halas Hall Sunday and Monday, and that the other two came in Tuesday, and some conflicting reports as to whether they were getting second interviews at all.

    So maybe the 12 other candidates WERE brought in to pick their brains. At least two were just out of repsect; the others may have been Emery saying "show me you're better than the guy I think I want".

    No matter - Emery ran this show HIS way and after the crap that happened in the past THAT is the best sign of all.

    GO BEARS!!!!!

  • In reply to BillW:

    It was nice to have Emory pick his guy without having to worry about another McGinnis Fiasco. My have times changed.

  • My hope for the Bears, just a small ember before after Lovies walking papers, now a full blown fire with a very good chance of going 5 alarm!

    Trestman and now Kromer as the OC...

    Emery is DA MAN! I get this feeling of a no nonsense get the mission accomplished attitude and we get the smartest guy out there to mold the Culter/Marshall combo...

    This is good gentlemen...I mean really good.

    Now the draft has to be just as smart.

    Center, LT, G, MLB.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    Well said,my thoughts exactly and I would add a TE and another WR, a free agent starting guard could also happen.

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    In reply to TheRiot2:

    Geez, is that all. Lets not set the bar too low. Where do you think all of those guys are coming from. Trades? WR? way down the priority list. Any pick in the top 3, trade or free agent that is not an Offensive Lineman is a FAILURE.

  • In reply to TheRiot2:

    need a LOT more than one starting guard. pro football focus rated every bear offensive lineman in negative numbers. all below NFL average. NEED 5.

  • "Pardone, MonSEWER, but, how we say
    'Keep your Fingers Crossed' in Frenchy?"

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    "Croiser les doigts"

  • In reply to BXLBearsFan:

    which my french ass is doing right now.

  • In reply to BXLBearsFan:

    Merci' Beau Coup!

  • Just thinking how wonderful it is to not have Angelo or Lovie Smith anymore. We got a GM that is actually a dam good one , and now maybe a HC that can be the next big thing. I have to say that I am more excited for this upcoming year than ever before. No more Lovie, No more shit offense, and No more worrying about the GM no doin the right job. AMEN!

  • You item 4, second sentence may explain why Himmy Hohnson had the tweet a couple of days ago.

    Also, the 4 a.m. hit me as strange, as well as somehow Mully and Hanley finding Garrett Wolfe to comment as a former Bear and Alouette. Heck, I forgot about Wolfe, as well as mot of the players Grobber said were on the Super Bowl team.

    But at least Emery showed something; not what I expected a year ago. Now let's see if Trestman can produce.

    It also seemed the consensus last night that Lovie isn't going to get another job this year. I thought that the Bears weren't going to be on the hook for the whole $5 million, but maybe they will be. Makes up for all the "we have to extend Lovie because he is the most underpaid coach in the NFL" stuff in 2007.

  • Also hearing that Aaron Kromer is one of the best if not the best OLine coaches in the league. Emery main focus for the HC search is how he can develop Cutler, and how he would fix the Oline.

  • In reply to Fresno,Ca Bear Fan:

    Isn't Bushrod (LT) for the Saints due to become an FA?

    The plot thickens...

  • In reply to Fresno,Ca Bear Fan:

    FIX the offensive line by drafting/signing 5 new players. it is not a matter of coaching them, it is a matter of talent. they are not good enough!!

  • PFT speculated the JJ tweet was a "trial baloon" to gauge reaction. Who knows - but I hope Phil didn't let fan reaction get in the way. I'm sure not.

    The comments to the hire on PFT are hysterical! The negative ones, that is. Not funny "ha-ha" but funny-pathetic. Kids who know absoluely nothing about football - as most fans don't - telling the Bears they made a big mistake. And why? Essentially because they never heard of the guy. Many of them are saying they should have kept Lovie.

    Yeah - Lovie is so great he can't get any offers whne there were more HC vacancies than ever.

  • Awesome "@seankjensen: S-T #Bears Two sources believe Marc Trestman will retain defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. "

  • Just keeps getting better and better. If only Toub had stayed. His assistant left too - and I think that guy specialized in kickers. Hope we don't see a drop off there with Robbie.

  • In reply to BillW:

    Robbie's seasoned enough. He'll be fine.

  • In reply to BillW:

    Gould and Podlesh should still be money.

    I'm more worried about coverages. Under Toub, we rarely gave up return TDs (in fact, I can't even remember one it's been so long).

    Kick returns are no longer that much of a concern though, and that Joe Andeson kid really looked hungry and angry at gunner late last season.

    We just need someone competent cuz no other team is just gonna let their top SP Teams coach just sign with us.

    Chiefs got really lucky with Toub.

  • The last pre season game Joe Anderson won that roster spot. He plays "that's my ball" wide receiver. Never understood why he never got a chance[Well,yes I do.] Can't wait till camp starts.

  • In reply to jimcal229`:

    Part Lovie, part Tice, part Drake, part Hester.

    Fortunately for us, they'll all be out the door 2013.

    I still remember Joe Anderson scorching the Gmen on a TD in the preseason, but I guess the Lovie braintrust had other plans.

    I also liked that other Joe WR, I forget his name. But hey, I'm no Tice...

  • Given that the OC is already in place, and Emery said the coach would have full control over his staff, can we deduce that Trestman didn't want to keep Toub?

  • In reply to Ufficio: per earlier thread...bye bye Toub we appreciate your time "BUT IT IS OVER"!!!!!!!! and take skunk with you...

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Toub was heard saying that he couldn't coach under the guy that got the job over him.

    what a pussy move if that's the case.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Call it what you like - it is what Toub wanted. And obviously, he didn't need the Bears to have a job.

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  • In reply to Ufficio:

    I would say so. And fine with me. Toub didn't realize when it was time to get Hester off the field. I keep wondering about Joe Anderson too. Why did it take all year for that kid to make the active list? He was a bitch on specials when he got the chance. I would bet he's a better receiver than Skunk too. That decision was likely up to Lovie but Toub had a lot of sway with the ST actives.

  • There was a time when we were sure
    That you and Ginny were truly one
    That our future was the Superdome
    And would never come undone
    And we came so close to being close
    And though you cared for them
    There's distance in your eyes tonight
    So it's not meant to be
    The Lovie is gone
    The Lovie is gone
    The sweetest dream
    That you have ever known
    The Lovie is gone
    The Lovie is gone
    I wish you well...wait, no I don't
    But I must leave you now alone

    There comes a moment in your life
    Like a window and you see
    Your future there before you
    And how up tempo offense can be
    But playoffs call with unknown voices
    Pulling you away
    Be careful or you may regret
    The choice you make someday
    It was almost Lovie
    It was almost the ring
    It was like a fairytale we'd live out
    The fans and I
    And yes some dreams come true
    And yes some dreams fall through
    And yes the time has come for us to say goodbye
    Yes some dreams come true
    Yes some dreams fall through
    And yes the time has come for us to say goodbye

  • In reply to gpldan:

    and yes, you bitches, it *IS* from the Muppet Christmas Carol.

    On the Swole!

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I didn't know that. I thought you were having a moment there. Waxing poetic.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Thank you Mr. Shakespeare...aka GP

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Fucking. Aweome.

  • Hopefully Trestman works out a lot better than Emery's first draft did.

  • In reply to Justin:

    Justin...don't count out the draft yet...most rookies need to add "MANBEEF" and that usually happens after the first season

  • In reply to Justin:

    It takes three years to objectively evaluate a draft. Rodriguez is a TE converted to FB who looked to be coming into his own late in the season. He could end up being a really solid pass catching FB. Shea is a LB and doesn't know it yet. Jeffrey is a man. MB just keeps talking about how awesome Hardin is going to be. "Starting Safety for the next decade." He keeps saying. This draft might be a good one. We don't know yet.

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    lol, MB has love for Hardin?!?!

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    That was a little land mine I left behind. He missed it or didn't care.

  • In reply to Justin:

    What on earth are you talking about? Emery's first draft was solid. Who do you have a problem with? What GM did objectively better?

  • Emery's first draft was terrible. There are a ton of GM's who did way better. Check out what the Colts did after the Luck pick. I realize it's tough to judge in the first year, but the only dude who is decent is Jeffry. Rodriguez could be ok at h-back I guess, but that's a very unimportant position.

  • In reply to Justin:

    you jerk. luck was the first pick of the draft. comparing him to someone a team drafted in the 4th round is worse than felching a horse.

    i'm sorry for calling you a jerk. but come on.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    What are you talking about? I didn't compare anyone to Luck. I said look what they did AFTER the Luck pick. Obviously Luck was a no brainer. Come on now... Read, before you bash..

  • In reply to Justin:

    you're correct. i misread and mislabeled. i apologize. if there's a jerk here, it's me.

    but you also have to remember the colts had 10 picks to our 6. and we did use one of our draft picks to get marshall, so that's obviously a big win.

  • In reply to Justin:

    I basically agree with you Justin (on our draft at least)...

    I was only impressed with the Jeffery pick. I HATED the chickenshit pick (wanted jones, or any of the other olinemen still on the board), HATED the hardin pick (total fucking waste in my mind), didn't love the e-rod pick but I think he could be useful and end up being good IF used properly... which I am hoping is why Trestman and the saints guy were picked.

    That all said, now that we supposedly have real coaches, we'll see what he does this year.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Yeah the McClellin pick was horrible, especially considering the Bears ran a 4 3. If they stay with a similiar dfence next year he is pretty worthless. Hardin is a gimp and was a gimp in college too. Jeffrey is ok, but it's not like he's going to ever be a #1 or anything. So to hang the whole draft on him is bullshit. I am still pissed about that draft.

  • In reply to Justin:

    Justin, i don't know how you can predict how Alshon Jeffrey will pan out and that he will never be a #1 receiver. Who the fuck cares if he's not the next Brandon Marshall. We already have Brandon Marshall. He's only going to get better as he plays in more than his first year in the league. He was one of the best receivers in the country in college and contributed in every game he played in as a rookie in the NFL. Sorry he got hurt dude, he unfortunately is human.

    Please also send me your best stock picks for 2013 since you can tell the future. I'm looking to bolster my portfolio rate of return and need your expertise.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Nah man. I am not saying Jeffrey sucks. He looks to be solid and was a decent pick. I never said anything about Brandon Marshall, not sure why you went there... I am simply saying that just because we have Jeffrey doesn't mean that the other garbage picks can be looked over. And no I don't think Jeffrey will every be a #1. I am not a fortune teller, just my opinion. That's cool if you disagree.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Jeffery was my favorite pick of this draft.

    I think he's on his way to being a star. He's not much smaller than the beast and if he keeps improving and growing he could very easily become a true NFL #1

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I hope your right MB. I didn't see the exposiveness/seperation to be a #1. Although, that would be cool if he became a legit #1 as Marshall won't be around forever, especially after another hip procedure.

  • In reply to Justin:

    Remain pissed all you like. You expected 6 starters?

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    No I didn't expect 6 starters at all. That's just stupid... I was excited about someone else besides Angelo drafting, and after realizing what the Bears ended up with was a big buzz kill. If you think last years draft was awesome, good for you.

  • In reply to Justin:

    the same as it's too early to say it was awesome, it's also too early to say it was a disappointing suckpile.

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    In reply to Justin:

    Looking at it from an organizational perspective, I'm not sure why you expected so much different from the last draft. The scouting personnel and structure remained relatively the same, Emery didn't get to change it up until after the draft.

    You don't hire and pay that many people in a multi billion dollar business without acting on the information they are giving you. Now that Emery has had a chance to reconfigure the scouting departing to his liking, we shall see how well (or badly) he and his organization rate players and draft.

    Forget anything before now. This is a whole new Chicago Bears.

  • In reply to Justin:

    Yes, deliberately stupid. Sort of like writing off a bunch of players in their rookie season?

  • In reply to Justin:

    " but the only dude who is decent is Jeffry."

    Ridiculous statement.

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    Not sure if this is the best hiring ever, but we will see.

  • In reply to Evan Burns:

    Evan is it not an upgrade of LDL?

  • Kromer and Trestman have worked together before and the quickness of the hire suggests that Trestman was working to line up a staff while denying he had the Bears job. Both men were on the offensive staff of the Raiders from 2001-2003, a period that included a losing trip to Super Bowl XXXVII against the Buccaneers.

    this maybe that the early tweet by JJ was true and the smoke and mirrors begin!!!

  • Trestman, Kromer, and maybe Marinelli?

    Pinch me.

    Get ready boys, we're kicking some ass next year.

    Belie dat!

  • Hey, you get your t-shirt yet?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    he doesn't need tshirts. he has phish.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Ah yes. I meant to let you know. Got it Friday I think. Thanks again, mang.

  • This is going to be a very interesting year for the Bears.

    It's a very strong OT draft class. I can't remember the last time it's been this deep at that position. Even if we don't get a top 3 one, we can pick one up in the 2nd round, and it'd be like a late first rounder last year (I.E. Reiff). It's also a very strong OT FA year, headlined by Long, but other quality ones will hit the market.

    We'll DEFINITELY get an OT this offseason, and that alone should improve our O. Then add a C/G, Louis coming back from inj, and Scott and Carimi battling it out at RT (not to mention Webb if we get a Long or Albert), combined with a competent attack and new TE...

    Watch out.

  • I should also add that it's a deeper class at TE both in the draft and FA.

    Our two biggest needs (OT, TE) just happen to be balls deep this year.

    And if we need an ILB because Lach doesn't return, we're almost certain to be able to draft Ogletree, which I'd be thrilled with.

    Just glad we don't need a QB or WR this year. Sucks to be in that boat in 2013...

  • Draft needs to be this:
    1. OT
    2. ILB
    4. OL
    5. TE
    6. DB/KR
    7. DB

    1. Long/Clady/the other dude I can't remember
    2. TE? or G/C
    3. OL

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    In reply to MB30SD:

    Draft needs to be this:
    1. OT
    2. OT
    4. G
    5. C
    6. G
    7. G

    1. OT
    2. TE
    3. TE

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    You know by now mike that your picks have been my battle cry for the last 4 years.

    We're gonna need a new ILB maings and a decent TE (you ain't getting that in rd 6 or 7). Also, unless you liked watching hayden getting smoked literally every single play, we need some DB depth... everywhere.

    Also, your list just isn't possible. But yes, I'm obviously with you re: finally fixing the oline one way or another.

  • In reply to Big Mike:

    Are we ready to dump Webb, Carimi, or Scott (who didn't give up a sack)? Those guys can't move to C/G, and teams usually only carry 3 OTs usually, so carrying 5/6 OTs is out of the question, unless you're also willing to dump Webb, Carimi and Scott.

    We really only need ONE badass LT.

    Carimi most likely gets another crack at RT, but he'll be battling Webb and Scott to start.

    The C/G I can see us getting 3 new ones, but even that would be optimistic.

  • Coming around to Trestman's hiring. Folk are worried about the fact that he was in the CFL - but at least he won it all htere, and got the HC experience he might have been denied in the NFL. An offensive mind who hired the Saints guy, and we know all about their offense.

    If we keep Maranelli - and what has Rod done wrong? - then we'll have proven guys taking care of both sides of the ball. Toub's going? So what? Does ST win championships? I'll take these guys and trust Emery to get us some help on the line. There just weren't the guys we needed available this year. Looks like we didn't miss out on any decent centers in the draft - why take a flier on some guy when who we're looking for is a Hilgenberg.

    This is interesting. We'll see.

  • Both Marv Levy and Bud Grant were coaches in the CFL before they came to the NFL. Both went to a bunch of Superbowls too. I hope though, that it's not a harbinger that neither actually won any...

  • haha...according to The Score, the Bears are going to hire DeCamillas from the Cowboys.

    The Cowboys originally blocked us from interviewing him because it would be a lateral move, so the Bear added the title "assistant HC" so that it would technically be a promotion lol

    As he who shall remain nameless used to say "Dirty pool"

  • is decamillas any fucking good?

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  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't know. Emery worked with him in Atlanta I think, so there's that connection.

    "Highly regarded for his work in NFL circles, DeCamillis has been a special teams coach since 1988 when he broke into the league with the Denver Broncos. DeCamillis followed a five-season run in Denver with stints with the New York Giants (1993-96), Atlanta Falcons (1997-06) and Jacksonville Jaguars (07-08) before arriving in Dallas in 2009. "

    However, Cowboy fans seem to be happy he's leaving, which raises a bit of a red flag for me.

  • I don't care if Cowboy fans are happy he's leaving. i think Cowboy fans would be happy if all their coaches left.

  • In reply to bearfantillend:

    Unfortunately for Cowboy fans, the guy who SHOULD be leaving owns the team.


  • Bears draft:

    Round 1: Taylor Lewan, Michigan
    Round 2: Barrett Jones, Alabama - Trade Hester to move up and get Jones
    Round 3: Shane Skov, Stanford
    Round 4: Baccari Rambo, Georgia. "Nothing is over!"

    Get 'er done Phillip.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Ah fuck, Lewan is headed back to Michigan for his senior season.

    We'll take DJ Fluker then, and get that 'Bama connection.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    damn it... stepping up the game with actuals. Damn you.

    positions please?

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  • In reply to gpldan:

    I know who jones is,but that's it... and was too lazy to look up the rest. thanks.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Barrett Jones started three national championship games, and played a different offensive line position each time.

    He won All-America honors at right tackle, guard, and center. For 2012 he was Football Academic All-American Member of the Year.

    Not only versatility, but *brains* too. A qualification too much overlooked in my opinion. While certain freaks become All-Pros based purely on physical ability, my opinion is that intelligence is a distinct advantage in the NFL.

    >>> I'd take him in Round 1, but I see no way he drops to us <<<

  • In reply to gpldan:

    After all this coaching madness, we'll have to begin the draftnik part of our offseason...I'm sure NBIT and a few others lurking shall have some good input.

    If Lewan and Matthews had declared for the draft this year, we could have actually drafted a starting LT at 20 which is ridiculous.

    Fluker and a few others are really at a lower tier - late 1st rounders early 2nd, but it's still early.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Trade Hester?

    C'mon, GP.

    Do you think the rest of the league didn't see what we saw all year?

  • Just for you MB. There's some other solid journalism happening on Chicago Now...

  • Fuck Jenny Milk and that 6 posing as an 8. THESE are 8s!

    Actually, Chloe is a 9.

  • In reply to gpldan:


    9s indeed GP!

    Super fucking hot!

    I personally think they should be dating an older bears fan with tons of experience and an acrobatic tongue... don't you guys?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    and thank you $

  • Man, that article has "gross pedophile" type written all over it...Creeped me out someone went to all that trouble to post that article..haha

  • In reply to 505 Bears!!:

    They are smoking hot 19 and 21 yr old chicks....not 12yr old girls. What the fuck is wrong with you guys? You guys misinterpret the word "pedophile" more than the NFL misinterprets the horsecollar or hit on defenseless recevier calls.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    recevier is french for receiver.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    I hear in Germany they spell it that way all the time.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Pedophile, literally translated from latin is "lover of children" and is woithout doubt the most misused word in the "English" language. A pedarast is one who has sex with them.

    That aside, I would wear those girls like a horse's feedbag.

  • MB is a mammaephile. And can you blame him?

  • irish would wear Chloe's ass like a hat doc...

    and stop fucking dead-posting god damn it you two!

  • Good news: Skip Clueless says "This is a bad hire."

    Skip also thinks Lovie should still be the Bears's coach.

    Case closed. Ignorant Opinion dismissed.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Bayless hates it, he does. Good Skip, never hurt the master....

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    In the words of the inscrutable Karl Marx...

    "Fuck Skip Bayless"

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    You sure that wasn't Groucho?

  • oh my god, oh my god... oh. my. god.

    totally off topic, but this is one of the funniest things I've ever seen on the innerness. I was literally LOLing through the whole thing. Enjoy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    an orange peanut... for me?!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That was f-cking fantastic.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    "Hmmmmm...pretty female parts."

    Count on hearing that on MW3. Alot.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    that whole fucking thing is so fucking hilarious.

    I love the AP stuff... so so funny

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:


    *sniff* *Sniff*



  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Awesome. I am going to show that vid to everyone.

  • Chip Kelly H.C. for the Eagles.

    Shit just got real.

  • wowzers. think he has mike vick run the spread?

  • In reply to evantonio:

    yes, for the first 6 minutes until vick gets KNOCKED THE FUCK OUT.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I don't even think Vick starts next year.
    If I'm Kelly, I draft a QB in the first two rounds and move on. Vick was an anchor around Reid's neck this year - no way does Kelly let that continue in his tenure.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    vick is going to be a fucking vegg-i-table soon. His brain has to be mush (I mean more mush).

    We call that karma boys and girls

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    at least his ribs are protected.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    I didn't know he opened a restaurant

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Vick's Veal Chopatorium.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    That's the 6 million dollar question. It's either Vick or the Eagles are drafting a spread option QB this year, which they can because there's quite a few who might fall in the draft.

    Or they can just move up from the #4 spot and draft Geno Smith.

    That would be a big bitch slap to Vick.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    Chip Kelly REALLY liked to run the ball at Oregon boys & girls.

    LeMichael James, Kenyon Barner, De'Anthony Thomas,etc.

    The Ducks RAN for 4,000+ yuards this season.

    I would hink this this actually amps up Lesean McCoy's FF value again.

  • Eagles back on the schedule next year...interesting

  • Enough of the the "it's only the CFL" stuff, please.

    PLENTY of NFL experience. But the main thing is - he learned to LEAD, and do it very successfully.

    How many co-ords get a HC job based on the Peter Principle? Hell, how many in a row have the Bears had? Lovie, Jauron, Wanny. And we would have had another failure in McGinniss.

    Heand coaching expereince at ANY level teaches all the stuff we have no idea about. Organizing meetings, camps, keeping co-ords productive, roster decisions, contract issues etc.

    This guy has DONE it - no need to wonder if he can and then find out he can't.

    The Bears may have started the new "trend" in the league.

  • In reply to BillW:

    Ok, Bill.

    I will give you that this is the first time the Bears have ever hired a former HC. Even if we have to put an asterisk on it 'cause it's the Canucks, who are a bit slow (sorry Canada!)

    But a trend? The trend goes back to Bud Grant and Marv Levy. I don't think you will see a rash of GMs poaching from the CFL, I think this is a special case.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Yeah - maybe I'm getting too excited by calling it a trend. But is it too far fetched (if Trestman works out) to see assistnats go to the CFL as a sort of minor league to get some HC experience - and for GMs to start to look that way for that reason? I don't think so.

    In a way it makes as much sense as hiring college coaches.

  • Has this been posted "Chicago #Bears hire Joe DeCamillis as assistant head coach/ special teams coach."

  • I sort of did it half-assed cause I'm still half asleep (long night).

    Do you know where the Cowboys ranked on specials, R2?

  • Bears were 8th last year. Cowboys were 10th. According to this page with stats that I don't want to take the time to wrap my head around:

  • Well since I'm not a "Pert" or an ""Ex-Pert" on any of this stuff, and it seems to me Mr.Trestman and his staff are going to have their hands full to get this team ready for the season.
    They have a new coach and another OC and system to learn, so it could be a year of getting to know everything and everybody for players and coaches alike. But could be real fun to watch as well. Good thing all you guys are here with your perspectives and knowledge to explain everything...... or not. But mostly enjoy the insane sillyness. Thanks everyone.

  • In reply to MaddBearfan:

    Can't be worse than being ranked 28th on O.

    I think only the Jets, Jags, Chargers and Cards were worse than us.

    The Chiefs, that's right, the Chiefs had a better O than us.

  • I know the new O.C. Kromer will most likely be responsible mainly for the O-line, but in case you guys were wondering, he did H.C. for the Saints for the first 6 games last year as the interim-interim.

    Here's how that went.

  • I was just about to say that

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    they did beat the chargers!

    Speaking of, I was hoping they were going to take lovie. That way I could easily go to a practice and heckle him. And I could make fun of all my chargers fan buddies.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    We could buy Charger's season tickets and throw red flags and empty nyquil bottles at Lovie while wearing Alloutte jerseys .

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):


  • So the Saints D sucked ass last year?
    What else is new?

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    Oh, yes, big time.

    I was more looking at the offensive output.

    Keep in mind, the Saints have more weapons, a better line, and some dude named Brees slinging it.

    I think they avg about 24 points in those 5 games (one bye) when he HCd, but who the hell knows what his responsibilities were.

    He'll most likely be focusing on our Oline, and helping Trestman with his game day plans, but not creating them.

  • 26.8 over the first five games.

    28.8 for the season.

  • never scored less than 24 points? i'll take that.

  • Was one of Emery's reasons to draft McClellin so he wouldn't drop to the packers? Packers wanted him opposite side of Mathews.

  • In reply to Fresno,Ca Bear Fan:

    Taking a 1st rounder to force the Packers to stick with AJ Hawk is certifiably insane. If that was Emery's thinking, then this team is plummeting to the shitter in a way that will make us miss Lovie.

    We passed on Chandler Jones, who will be starting in the Super Bowl soon, and Illinois Merciless - who looks promising but hasn't done much more for the Texans than Chicken Dinner has done for us.
    However, Merciless is more of a true rushing DE in the Dumervil mold than Chicken Dinner, who is really a 3-4 OLB best suited for the Packers, Steelers or Pats D.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Heard that rumor on here GP. It was a move to keep the packers from destroying Cutler even more on the edge rush. Would Emery draft because of this? Probably not. But Just a thought that someone put out there.

  • In reply to Fresno,Ca Bear Fan:

    instead they took Nick Perry, the bigger, meaner, faster, blacker, better version of Shea McClellin.

    Chandler Jones was the pick that got away though. good as Izzy and only a rookie. Izzy had a good year though. They will re-sign him for another year.

  • Back after a hiatus. I had to revamp and flush out this last year. New era!! Glad to see we are on the offensive and not focusing on "just not losing."......Once again, I'd like to see some Emery magic and bend over Miami for a sign/trade...Long for Hester. Hopefully Marshall has some pull with Long and Long wants to be closer to Michigan (stretching for leverage here)....Draft day got very interesting....Thoughts on sliding Roach to the middle and lining up McClellin next to those guys? We need to watch cap room if we hope to get a big time OL, so not sure Lach will be in the budget...Hope he is, but got to start to look forward....Bear Down!!

  • In reply to 505 Bears!!:

    Long for Hester?

    As in Jake Long for Devin Hester?

    As in Jake Long for 2005 Hester or 2012 Hester?

    That trade wouldn't even be accepted in a video game much less the reality game.

    Getting Jake Long will require picks, picks and more picks, cash, cash and more cash, players, players and more players.

    Can't mortgage it all on Jake Long. Can fill so many holes with other solid players instead.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    True..Hey, I could get that trade done in Madden!!!.....Wishful thinking, doubtful, but wishful.

  • We move from "stoic" to "jaunty".


    You gotta love football and especially Bears football.

  • Doc / Albert -

    Nous vous assassinerons dans la division du nord.

  • This pick is interesting and it seems like it's a message to Cutler that it's make or break time. They've brought in a professed QB whisperer and I have a feeling this could be the beginning of something great or a last ditch effort to avoid rebuilding. If Cutler takes a sht then the coach and the QB will be bounced and we'll be faced with the ugly rebuilding period... but if he can put together an offensive gameplan more creative than milk toast and get Cutler to stop making bone headed decisions then it could be a great season!

  • A nice summary, Sac.

    It will be interesting to see how the vets deal with the change. I think all the offensive skill players will be thrilled, and since Marinelli is still around the D should be stable.

    It is going to be a more interesting off-season than most to be sure.

  • The LA Times likes MB's video,0,7334343.story

  • In reply to gpldan:

    fucking SO awesome

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • I'm going to remain cautiously optimistic. I'll wait and see who he picks for his staff and who we draft. When all the cards are on the table ill decide whether to be all in! I don't HATE anything I've heard so far, so that's a good sign. Gp,I would love to get Barrett Jones , but I think he won't last out of the first, the guy can play every position on the line, and has excelled at that all. He has some real value to us. I think I'll lay out on Waikiki beach today and let my mind wander to our next of many Superbowls!

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    MURPH! All the way from fucking Hawaii.



  • can I just trump Al by saying first...

    ...I hope Trestman isn't a.... lark... as bears HC.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Burma Lame.

  • In reply to gpldan:


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    get it though... a lark... in french Lark is Alouette... so I'm using the other meaning of lark.

    Get it? Get it?!?!?!? orange peanut.. fooo meee!??

  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • In reply to gpldan:

    "I fart in your general direction"

    "run away, run away"

  • bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    I'd like to take the year off and still get paid $5M.

    Also, Ginny is giving him a nice embroidered blanket she was sewing.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    of course that "Mitch" can wait...he's collecting 5 Mil next year from us.

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    OH NO!!!!


  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Let's be clear. Lovie's not taking the year off, NO ONE wants him as HC. What does that say all you Lovie lovers? Even the Browns - THE BROWNS - would rather go with some questionable O.C. for H.C. than Lovie.

    Like I said from the start - Lovie is the proudest "christian" on the circuit.

  • Note to Trestman - It's been a while but only 11 on the field now, not 12!

  • In Trestman we Trust, man.

  • yep!!!!

  • Dipshit on the Score..just said has a problem with a Canadian coming and taking jobs in America....WTF???????

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    people that call into the SCORE....are you fucking idiots!!!!!!!! another guy bitching that he's from Canada...hey assholes he's from Minnesota...and worked in Canada...

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Minnesota, Canda. Same thing.

  • In reply to Ufficio:

    Ufficio...again part of the 48 contiguous States...

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    Most of it...there is a small part of Minnesota that I believe is not technically contiguous.

  • I've been looking at some pics and tweets from Trestman's wife and daughters. What a great family. Wishing Trestman the best of luck in Chicago.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    Doubt he'll get this much love on the front page of the Tribune:

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:


    those sheite's couldn't write their way to say their lives

    Bottom line is "THE RING"........SB'S

  • In reply to lobotobear:

    All sportswriters should be as appreciative as du grand Musberger. Check out Sarah Anne & Chloe Trestman:


    /sarcasm off.

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    stop it!

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    I'd like to personally wish the eldest trestman daughter the best...

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    That CN Blogger didn't even scratch the surface. There are many more and better pics available. But it doesn't take long before you discover that the Trestman girls are also very smart and funny as hell, and they clearly love each other and their parents very much (Sara Anne calls her mother a MILF, and pretends to have an incestuous crush on her sister).

    I'd post more hot pics of the two, but unfortunately I'm starting to see them as daughters rather than eye-candy. Read Sara Anne's comments (sarahannetrest) here:

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    No thanks. I'd prefer to think of her as eye candy.

    God damn you Buttsteak... don't do that shit!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • In reply to Crunch Buttsteak:

    better, thanks.

  • Just my opinion but I think Rod Marinelli might be upset that he is no longer the Asst. Head Coach.

    I could be wrong but it's taking Rod an awfully long time to say "Yes, I would like to remain the defensive coordinator." After it's been reported that the Bears want to keep him. He might want to follow Lovie but it looks like Lovie might not be a Head Coach anywhere.

    Last but not least, I know why Toub left and I think we all know to be honest. He wanted to be the Head Coach for the Chicago Bears and Emery did not think he was ready. Instead of staying here, he decided to reunite with the guy that got him started in the NFL, Andy Reid. I hope he does get a shot one day but I'm glad it wasn't with the Bears.

  • I really don't want to be that guy, but.... ok, I couldn't give a smaller fuck if I was a midget... I am that guy, so...

    Fuck Toub, and...

    FUUUUUCK old balls. Then don't let the door hit your ass on the way out old man. Let's get some new fucking blood in this motherfucker.

  • and just like that, NotMarcTressman was born:

    CoachMarcTrestman ‏@Coach_MTrestman
    Dropped by Tice's office to say Hi. All I saw was his playbook/crossword puzzle and and five empty cans of Schlitz. I'll try back later.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    5 can looked like a starter for that dude. Clown.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    I don't have the Twiiterz - but if i did - I wish I thought of that.

  • One thing for sure, the man's not gonna do any stupid Love-challenges.

    Dude's a lawyer. He and Hochuli can object at each other ad infinitum.

  • tee hee hee

  • before MT
    sacks on QB 68

    MT becomes HC
    sacks on QB 22

  • Ba-hahahaha - yeah this is comedy gold.

    NotMarcTrestman ‏@Coach_MTrestman
    @CoachLovieSmith Hey you about 50 extra challenge flags in the office. You want me to mail them to you?

  • Per Brad Biggs..

    Which candidate sat down with #Bears QB Jay Cutler before the decision was made on the new hire?
    It was not an easy decision for the Chicago Bears to select between Marc Trestman and Bruce Arians in choosing their next coach. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, the Bears originally intended to make a decision by 9 p.m. Tuesday. That was after Arians had spent most of the day at Halas Hall in an extensive interview that included a meeting with quarterback Jay Cutler, one that Arians requested. Arians was in the building for 7 ½ hours from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and according to the source he was the only candidate to meet with Cutler, a 90-minute sessions that was described as very positive. That is what tells you how much the Bears and GM Phil Emery liked Trestman, who was eventually informed he was the choice just before 1 a.m. Arians made a very favorable impression in what was a second interview in a span of three days but the team elected to go with Trestman. There are still questions to answer and Trestman’s press conference Thursday should be very revealing. Staff issues remain. Arians was going to bring his own defensive coordinator with him and Emery was on board with that. It remains to be seen if Trestman and Rod Marinelli, the defensive coordinator under Lovie Smith, will remain a match. Stay tune

  • So in the end Phil did make a gut decision picking Trestman over Arians. Of course, Trestman worked with Cutler so there was not the same need to meet with him. Also, who said the meeting was positive? Probably not Jay. Martz met with Cutler too and we saw how that played out.

  • Teo might just fall to us after this..

  • just saw that. can't wait for more details to emerge.

  • I wanted Keuchly :(

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    you got your forte. you can't have it all. =]

  • Holy shit.
    That is "Catfish" on steroids.

  • In reply to MikeBrownhadaPosse:

    #NotreDame statement says on Dec. 26, coaches informed by Manti Te'o and parents that he was "victim of what appears to be a hoax."

  • what is the deal... can't find what actually happened

  • In reply to MB30SD:

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    whoops. sorry Erik. Didn't see above.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    who fucking cares?!?!? Perfect!

    Let's take him when he drops to 20 because his lied... not killed dogs or people, or raped or pillaged (except on the field) fuck sake!

    I say hallelujah!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Per the "Catfish" thing, it sounds to me like he got taken big time, although it looks like he colored in some details of the relationship.
    Based on that article, I feel bad for the guy.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    To Brownie, I would say he colored in all the details.....met at Stanford, spent time with her in Hawaii, sent roses to the funeral (where?), slept with her on the other end of the phone all night.

    Either he was in on the hoax for publicity, or he has some deep emotional problems to make up a "pretend" girlfriend at his age.

    Obviously not one competent journalist in print or TV covered this story. It's astounding. Not one person must have actually checked the funeral or death records for this made up girlfriend.

  • And we complain about sock puppet accounts on CN.


  • In reply to gpldan:

    This comment on the DS article page cracked me up:

    Gamboa Constrictorand 41 more Reply

    "More like Nosuch Dame, amirite???"


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    The DS comments are usually a step or five up in cleverness from the douche brigade on Yahoo Sports and, especially, SI's Truth and Rumors.

  • In reply to MB30SD:


  • Can't say that I'd want him after this hoax, though.

  • Yeah, another Chilo here?

  • Since Lovie is going nowhere this year, it would be dumb for Rod to quit. For the players sake and for continuity, I hope he stays on. MT has enough to do overhauling the offense.

  • In reply to BillW:

    he will stay. Rod knows it is the best course of action and one that could yield great results. There would be no reason to leave at this point unless he experienced some sort of slight which can't be true since the only slight would have been to bring in Arians who wanted his own DC.

    Old Sauce will stay and that is a good thing.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Maybe HotRod gets a Head Coaching gig....... /chuckle

  • Dan McNeil reporting Old Sauce to the Browns as DC. Money and loyalty to Lovie.

    Taub also reportedly displeased that Lovie got taken down...

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Assuming that information is correct, it seems the best thing is for them all to move on.

    I would not mind Marinelli staying, but if he doesn't WANT to, then thanks and good luck, Rod. Unless you're playing the Bears, in which case fuck off.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    As a matter of fact, we ARE playing the Browns next year....

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Old Sauce is DC/ asst HC with the Bears. It has to be a promotion or the team can turn down the request. Same thing the Browns did with Tabor (ST's/asst HC).

  • Don't like it.

  • WTF? Te'o had a girlfriend who died of leukemia who never existed?!

    He was either the victim of an elaborate Illuminati conspiracy, or is a shameless self promoter and pathological liar. Is there a saying about being a fool or a knave?

    This sucks for us, no matter what, cause I was kinda hoping someone would take Manti before us so that we can draft Ogletree, but that ain't gonna happen anymore.

    How far will Te'o fall in the draft? will he be there in the 2nd?

    I don't know if I would want that type of guy as the replacement of Lach, Singletary, Butkus, George...

  • I think Teo's fake dead girlfriend Lennay is a cover for a real dead hooker named Lenny which I had nothing to do wih.

    Onward and upward with the trestman era. I hope his canook style of o translates in the league. Hes been out of the pro game before Willie lomas could wipe his own ass.

  • My take on the hire is PE hired himself, a life-long football junkie, grinder. Guys who were never given the chance in the big chair. Hope they're the right men for the jobs.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    I got that same impression.

    On the Score they were wondering why a guy like Trestman was never given a chance to be H.C., and the best they could come up with was that Trestman didn't look or act like a typical H.C. Trestman was a tall skinny lawyer who lead by example.

    Well, the last time Chicago had a tall skinny lawyer lead, it turned out OK.

  • Kromer looks like the real deal.

    He developed some PB guards like Evans and Nicks - solid OT like Bushrod (who's gonna be an FA).

    Also, Kromer benched Olin, then Oline retired.

    That goes to show that Kromer's no nonsense, and if Garza continues to suck, vet or not, money or no money, his ass is getting benched.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    Couple this with Lobo's stat that before Trestman took over, the Alouettes allowed 68 sacks. After (and with the SAME olinemen), 22 (on roughly 100 more passes). AND a deep OT/TE draft/fa class...mmmmmmBears...

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    Better check what day is Yom Kippur this year.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    I heartily approve of hiring ANYBODY who had anything to do with that New Orleans offense.

  • Marc Trestman. Jewish.
    Aaron Kromer. Jewish.
    OJ Simpson. Not a jew.


  • In reply to Shady:

    Better check what day Yom Kippur falls on this year.

  • In reply to Shady:

    From Adam Sandler's Hannuka song. Right Shady? Classic.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Carimi too, only if he plays well.

    If not, then he'll default to the other half.
    Podlesh too.

    Do we have the most Jewish capita per team in the NFL?

    Shabot Shalom Motherfuckers!

  • It hurts to think about how far this year's squad could have /should have gone with a reliable/effective offense.

    The Bears were basically out of ONE game (San Fran) all season but lost 6 because the offense all but disappeared in the losses.

  • Rod Marinelli is trying to join the Cowboys staff.

  • Today was the first time I heard about this Teo story with a make believe girl friend. I think the real story is how inept the media is at doing their job, and how many people bought the story without doing a simple google search on her or her "funeral."

    Obviously there were a lot of human interest stories regarding Teo and this fake story. From ESPN, AP, CBS news, the Trib, Sun Times, and many other sources. Hell, they even had leukemia fundraisers at ND in her honor. But no one did just a simple google search to find out about her "death", or "life". Did a single "reporter" ever even try to contact her "family" for the story. It just astounds me how pathetic journalism is in America today.

    Based off personal experience, most news stories are more agenda driven, with the story already written, that actually reporting the facts or giving both side of an argument. It's a complete disgrace.

  • In reply to TheFifth:

    This is exactly why I have totally ignored the "news" for several years now - none of it is to be believed. The Dan Rather fraud trying to take down W was enough for me.

    The only thing I typically read in newspapers or their electronic equivalents is the editorial page and sports. The first because at least they are calling it what it is (and actually, there are often more facts on the editorial page than anywhere else as someone tries to present an argument) and the latter because it does not matter.

  • Jason La Confora just said it's almost certain that Rod is gone and will be a defensive coach for Cowboys

  • I seriously think Jerry Jones has something up his sleeves.

    I bet he's brimming that the Eagles stole the limelight with the Chip hiring, and is now planning some bullshit maneuver like hiring Lovie as HC to regain the media.

    This almost confirms that if Lovie is not the H.C. for Dallas this year, it's all but guaranteed he'll be there next year with good ole Marinelli already in place.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    those jokers are more than welcome to both of them. buh bye bitches!


  • In reply to MB30SD:

    They might be better off with Lovie for a while.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    That would fit in with firing Rob Ryan

  • I dont understand why Rod would leave the defense he has in place right now. I mean the cowboys really? get the fuck outta here. Absolutely stupid.

  • In reply to Fresno,Ca Bear Fan:

    Probably thinks they screwed Lovie.

  • I here alot of pros and cons now with Trestman. This morning I was wet and happy, but now I am confused, and suspicious. Sigh...

  • In reply to Fresno,Ca Bear Fan:

    You could say the same thing about just about ANY hire.

    There are NO sure things.

    Think Nick Saban in Miami.

  • Tebow to the Bears? I fear you guys might start thinking I work for them (maybe I do...bwhhahawwa)

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    I'd be OK with Tebow in a backup role. I'd be happier with a Campbell extension though.

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    i'm all the way in... i don't give an even slight fuck what lie he told to get PR. Let's just get him.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    whoops. I read that as Teo not tebow.

    fuck tebow... he's gay btw. not that there's anything wrong with that.

  • Vince Wilfork met his wife online like Te'o.

    Wilfork met her on a single's site called "Black Planet" where he said he was 220.

    The funnier part? His wife's NOT black.

    "Oreo Planet"?

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    The funnier part is the 220. Can you imagine her surprise?

  • In reply to 4ever85 (O Canada!):

    Well, he IS 220. He just failed to mention The additonal 130 or so.

  • ok, ok... I think I can die now.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    There are a lot of people who have waaaaay to much time on their hands.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Very clever.

  • Everyone makes fun of Te'o for loving a girl he never met but forgets he loves/believes in a person that no one on this Earth has met. Jesus

  • Jesus loves YOU though Artoo.

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