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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:38:45 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jordan Palmer still has the first shot at winning the backup quarterback job, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:53:12 -0700
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman is cautious about FS Brock Vereen landing a starting job heading into training camp. "The simple fact we've rotated him with the 1's is a clear indication we think he can compete, but we're not going to anoint him yet," Trestman said. "There's no reason to think he can't put himself in position to compete for one of those jobs, but it's way, way too early."
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:17:36 -0700
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said LB D.J. Williams is "the lead dog" at middle linebacker. Trestman said Williams has to prove he can stay healthy.
Fri, 16 May 2014 12:17:32 -0700
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman praised RB Jordan Lynch Friday, May 16. "He didn't look out of place today," Trestman said. "Jordan is a real football player. I know he's hungry for information"
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:45:20 -0800
Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman wants C Roberto Garza to remain with the team this season and would like him to finish his career in Chicago.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:42:50 -0800
Despite having a subpar season, Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman told reporters that FS Chris Conte will be back with the team in 2014 and that he is still under contract.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:39:40 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman confirmed that LB Shea McClellin will switch positions and move from defensive end to linebacker in 2014. "I think Shea is really excited about it; just the opportunity to get off the ball, to be able to run and do some things," Trestman said. "And that doesn't mean Shea won't be a pass rusher. But his skill set is speed. I'm really excited to see how this evolves with him. And most importantly, he's excited about it."
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:48:50 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said the team will continue to use the 4-3 defensive alignment as their base defense but also have some versatility to maximize their players' talent. "It's a matter of being able to utilize the people that we have and be ready to do whatever it's going to take with a system that's flexible enough to do it," Trestman said. "It's making sure we have a scheme that can utilize our players and bring the best out of them."
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:14:46 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman announced Sunday, Jan. 12, that defensive coordinator Mel Tucker will return for the 2014 season.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:09:16 -0800
The Chicago Bears may be faced with a situation where they could rest some of their starters in Week 16 against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday night. If the Detroit Lions lose to the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Bears' game won't matter much in the grand scheme. The Bears and Packers would decide the division in Week 17 regardless of what happens to the Bears in Week 16. "Winning does take us to a different place in terms of potential seeding, which is critically important," head coach Marc Trestman said. "That's enough to reason out how we would play the game. Now could that change? Certainly. But right now we're focused on winning a game."
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:15:22 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said he is reasonably optimistic that LB Lance Briggs (shoulder) will be available to play in the team's Week 16 game.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:14:51 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said CB Charles Tillman (triceps) will be unavailable for the rest of the year because he is not far enough along in his recovery.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:19:07 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (ankle) has been ruled out for the team's Week 13 game, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Thu, 31 Oct 2013 12:42:48 -0700
Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (knee) is likely to play in the team's Week 9 game against the Green Bay Packers, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:05:44 -0700
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman would not completely rule out QB Jay Cutler (groin) for the team's Week 9 game, but said it is highly unlikely that he plays.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:37:23 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (groin) said he hopes to be back sooner than the four weeks the team originally thought. Head coach Marc Trestman had originally said Cutler would miss four weeks and then be week-to-week.
Mon, 28 Oct 2013 10:06:54 -0700
Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 28, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:12:57 -0700
Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (knee) is a game time decision, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:51:03 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Chicago bears are looking to add a third quarterback after the team lost QB Michael Blanchard (hand) with a broken non-throwing hand. "I'm not sure about the time that he'll be out, but we're sitting here with two quarterbacks going into next week," Bears coach Marc Trestman said. "Certainly that's something that we're gonna have to repair fairly quickly to get a third quarterback on the roster."
Earlier in the summer, the team worked out QBs JaMarcus Russell (Raiders), Trent Edwards (Eagles) and Jordan Palmer (Jaguars). All three could be options for the Bears this week.
Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:08:11 -0700
The Chicago Bears discussed a contract extension with QB Jay Cutler prior to the team hiring Marc Trestman as head coach.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:18:18 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said no decision has been made yet on the future of LB Brian Urlacher, but stressed that the franchise would "never do anything to slight him."
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:06:15 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman was not forthcoming during the NFL Scouting Combine Thursday, Feb. 21, when asked about the status of several players, including impending free-agent LB Brian Urlacher and OT J'Marcus Webb. Trestman simply said the evaluation process of the entire team is "ongoing."
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:02:24 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said Thursday, Feb. 21, at the NFL Scouting Combine there has not been any indication the team would meet with QB Jay Cutler's agent about a possible extension at some point this offseason. "I haven't discussed any of that with Jay or with Phil (Emery) up to this point," Trestman said.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 07:18:13 -0800
New Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said Thursday, Feb. 21, at the NFL Scouting Combine he is looking forward to working with QB Jay Cutler. "I'm excited to work with him in all facets of the game," Trestman said.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:55:21 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said the team will run a similar defense to what they have run under new defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:43:53 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said he has met with WR Devin Hester this off season.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:42:55 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said it would be premature to comment on impending free agent LB Brian Urlacher's future. Trestman said he spoke to Urlacher on the phone for 30 minutes.
Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:06:12 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall praised new head coach Marc Trestman. "I think he's the piece that we need to bring this whole thing together."
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:25:08 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher said he has not spoken to Bears general manager Marc Trestman or anyone else in a decision making role with the team. Urlacher is set to become a free agent this summer and has said he wants to continue playing, preferably with the Bears. "The Bears have been busy," Uralcher said. "They have more important things to take care of right now. I'll let that fall into place and see what happens."
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:41:07 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler was involved in the team's search for a new head coach, and he met with head coach Marc Trestman before he was hired.
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 05:24:57 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman deferred to general manager Phil Emery when asked to comment about the future of LB Brian Urlacher with the team. "I recognize certainly what he has meant to this locker room and to the fan base," Trestman said. "When we get done here, we'll try to answer some of those questions."
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:38:18 -0800
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said he will be calling the plays next season but will work with offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer and the other offensive assistants. "I will be calling the plays to [QB Jay Cutler] in the headsets each and every day. And I would say that I am calling the plays with the help and confidence and cooperation of Aaron and our staff," Trestman said.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:06:04 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman could possibly add Canadian Football League head coach Scott Milanovich to his staff, according to a source.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:35:08 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said during his introductory press conference Thursday, Jan. 17, that he will calls plays on offense, in addition to taking part in quarterback meetings during the week.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:25:36 -0800
During his introductory press conference Thursday, Jan. 17, Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said he will place an emphasis on competition and accountability among players.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:06:36 -0800
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said he spoke to five special teams coaches about the team's head coaching job before hiring head coach Marc Trestman.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:06:36 -0800
Former NFL WR Tim Brown said he has doubts whether Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman will succeed with his new team. Brown played under Trestman, who once served as offensive coordinator with the Oakland Raiders. Brown wonders whether Trestman has the leadership skills to lead an NFL team. "(There's a lot more to coaching than just Xs and Os," Brown said. "You have to be able to deal with players and that's the reason (former Oakland Raiders head coach) Bill Callahan hasn't succeeded as a head coach. Because he's a smart guy, knows football like the back of his hand, but when it comes to leading (men), it's a totally different intangible you have to have. It's going to be very interesting to see how (Trestman) and Jay Cutler get along, that's for sure."
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 09:50:46 -0800
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler said he is in favor of the team's hiring of Marc Trestman as head coach. "It's a great hire. I couldn't be more excited. He's been successful wherever he's been," Cutler said.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:44:11 -0800
New Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman is expected to keep defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli, according to two sources. However, Marinelli was loyal to former head coach Lovie Smith, and a source said Marinelli may not want to remain with the team.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 07:15:52 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall said many players are in favor of the hiring of new head coach Marc Trestman. "I absolutely love the hire," Marshall said, "and the few guys I've talked to love it, too. Hearing from guys who have played for him and been around him, he's a guy that's innovative."
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 06:49:39 -0800
New Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman is expected to install a West Coast offense that will feature a quick tempo with a lot of screens and inside breaking routes.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 06:28:43 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman is expected to serve as the offensive playcaller despite the addition of Aaron Kromer as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 04:08:33 -0800
The Chicago Bears have scheduled a news conference for Thursday, Jan. 17, where they will introduce Marc Trestman as their new head coach.
Fantasy Tip: Trestman may not have NFL head coaching experience; however, his resume is quite impressive. He led the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League to consecutive Grey Cup championships in 2009 and 2010. He also served as the Oakland Raiders offensive coordinator the last time they made an appearance in the Super Bowl during the 2002 season. Trestman is considered to be a quarterback guru, which should bring the best out of Jay Cutler. His offenses in the past have focused on the passing game. He also likes to use his running backs as receivers, which should also suit Matt Forte's talents. Trestman may have been an unconventional hire for the Bears; however, he could revive an underachieving offense.
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:23:01 -0800
The Chicago Bears will hire Marc Trestman as their new head coach, according to an NFL source. Trestman was the head coach of the Montreal Alouettes since 2008 and led the team to three Grey Cup appearances and two titles during his five-year run.
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:13:47 -0800
Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman is the heavy favorite to be named the next head coach of the Chicago Bears.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:16:38 -0800
The Chicago Bears will interview Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman for the second time for their head coaching position.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 10:16:17 -0800
Updating a previous report, Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman has not heard from the Chicago Bears since he interviewed for the head coaching position. He has not been informed if he will be a finalist for the job.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:16:21 -0800
The Chicago Bears have reportedly hired Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman as their head coach.
Fantasy Tip: There are some suspicions about the validity of this report locally. Trestman was Jimmy Johnson's quarterback coach at the University of Miami. He's known to be a disciple of the West Coast offense. He was the offensive coordinator during Rich Gannon's career 2002 season and also worked with Steve Young. He led the Alouettes to three Grey Cup appearances and two titles. Trestman seems to be a good fit for Jay Cutler, Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall. If the Bears can grab a decent option at receiver opposite of Marshall, they could have an explosive offense in 2013.
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:38:18 -0800
The Cleveland Browns interviewed Montreal Alouettes head coach and former Browns assistant coach Marc Trestman Tuesday, Jan. 8, for their head coaching vacancy. Trestman was the team's quarterbacks coach in 1988, and offensive coordinator in 1989.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 12:11:45 -0800
Contrary to a previous report, the Cleveland Browns are not interviewing Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman Monday, Jan. 7, for their head coaching position.