The decision to go with Trestman as the new head coach over the remaining candidates was an interesting choice by the Bears’ front office. With Trestman spending time in the CFL over the past few years and never having experience as a head coach in the NFL, the choice has had some wondering if he’s the right man for the job.
Along with a questionable coaching change and hiring, the Bears’ front office and their new head coach also don’t know what the future holds for superstar linebacker Brian Urlacher via Brad Briggs of the Chicago Tribune:
“Objectively, I’ve watched the man play for a lot of years,” Trestman said. “He exemplifies what being a Chicago Bear is all about. We all know that. When I step out of this room, we’ll begin to study and I’ll talk to (general manager Phil Emery) about where personnel fits and how it works.”
The comments by Trestman about Urlacher aren’t all that promising. Urlacher has let it be known that he’s also uncertain whether or not this season was his last in Chicago leading to speculation that the team might not be intending on re-signing him. All indications appear to be leaning in the direction of Urlacher heading elsewhere or potentially considering retirement during the off-season.
Despite whether or not Trestman ultimately works out in Chicago or if Urlacher is staying or going, the new head coach is eager to get to work with his team. Trestman was particularly excited and eager to get to work with quarterback Jay Cutler.
It appears that the defensive-minded Bears may be making a drastic change by focusing on the offensive side of the football with Trestman calling the shots from here on out.