Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman doesn’t stand for horseplay or tomfoolery. It’s a new era of Chicago Bears football and players are going to have to learn not only a new system but also a new way of doing things. WSCR’s Adam Hoge got to observe OTA’s and made this observation:
As the Bears broke into groups for special teams drills at Tuesday’s OTA practice, safety Tom Zbikowski, a noted boxer, went over to the tackling dummy and gave it a few jabs and an uppercut. Linebacker Blake Costanzo then came over and playfully threw Zbikowski onto the padding that was placed on the ground.
Little did they know that they had caught the eye — and ire — of head coach Marc Trestman, who wasn’t pleased. Trestman delivered a scolding in front of the small group and made it clear that he didn’t want to see that stuff.
As Hoge points out, this sort of horsing around was commonplace under Lovie Smith, but players in Marc Trestman’s lightning paced practices have no time for messing around.
I think it’s great that Trestman is laying down the law. It’s a pretty meaningless and stupid thing to get worked up about, but Trestman gets to make a point to on a pair of non-starters and let everyone on the team know his expectations.