It was a rocky start for the Bears on Sunday against the Bengals. You could say that Marc Trestman was not impressed with his team’s effort in the first half, where they trailed 14-10.
The Bears offense was sub-Tice-ian levels early, but they settled down with some halftime adjustments and bounced back with 14 unanswered points late to rally past the Bengals.
The defense’s effort wasn’t much better early, allowing scoring drives of 97 and 91 yards in the first half. The defense ‘improved’ and only allowed an 80 yard drive in the third quarter. But the fourth quarter was all Bears. They dominated time of possession in the fourth and limited the Bengals to a pair of 3-and-outs.
Trestman was all smiles after the game and was even awarded the game ball by defensive co-captain Lance Briggs.
All’s well that ends well. Coach Trestman joins Papa Bear Halas, Neil Armstrong and Dick Jauron as the only head coaches to win their head coaching debut with the Bears. That’s something Lovie didn’t do. Neither did Ditka. Impressed yet?
What did you think of Trestman? Were you impressed? Did he surprise you? Will he guide this team to the “gold” or will they end up pouting on the medal stand.