Marc Trestman Really Is The Quarterback Whisperer

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Jay is our quarterback.

Then the game started.

It started off innocently enough with Cutler driving the team down the field with some good throws all the way down to the Cleveland 14 yard line; and then it happened.

A pass to WR Brandon Marshall that was tipped and intercepted.

Dec 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) makes a pass reception against Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) during the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

It was not a well thrown ball but Marshall misplayed it and it ended up in the hands of Tashaun Gipson for INT #1.

Later in the 2nd quarter, Cutler fired a pass to Marshall that was once again way to high, it was also tipped and Tashaun Gipson took it back for a touchdown. INT #2.

2 interceptions in his first 10 passes, and one was a pick-6.

Not exactly how Trestman and Cutler drew it up.

The weight of the world or at least the weight of the team and a rabid and sometimes unruly fan base was on Cutler’s shoulders. He felt the pressure.

Yeah, I think I’d be lying if I didn’t say there was. With everything on the outside, and as well as Josh (McCown) has played. -Jay Cutler

This was a defining moment in the oft maligned career of man thought of as a pouter, a quitter, a negative leader with bad body language but, someone with all the talent in the world.

If he was nervous he didn’t show it. He simply followed the lead of his Head Coach and went out and played football.

Marc Trestman seemed to know that Cutler would play well. He seemed to know what buttons to push and how to get the QB to fully invest himself into the philosophy of the system. He put a process in place and allowed the process to work.

I told him that we weren’t going to change our game plan or play to protect him. I think that the play calling showed that throughout. Aaron and I made the decision to let it roll and I think you have to give a lot of credit to his teammates. They played hard for him today and had his back. He’s a captain of this football team and he’s elected captain of this football team. I’m sure that he would tell you that, not just the offensive guys, but throughout our football team, they stuck together and won for each other today. I thought it was a real good one for us. -Marc Trestman

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  • Erik Lambert

    There is no question Trestman has this offense humming, but I’m not ready to pass judgment on his development of Cutler until these next two games. If Jay plays well and gets them to the playoffs, then I will absolutely say the coach is who we thought he was.

  • ManGod

    Trestman is a superbly talented coach, both as a QB Coach and more so as a Head Coach. Many people resent and resented Emery picking Marc Trestman as the new Head Coach after firing Lovie Smith. The range of comments were generalized implying the CFL was not as strong or fast as the NFL and no way a successful CFL Coach could succeed in the NFL. The truth is just as cut and dry as the nay sayer’s myths. Marc Trestman is without doubt one of the exceptional coaches who understands that above all else being true to your word to the team must remain the top priority if you intend to accomplish the goal of winning as a team in any facet of life, not just the CFL or the NFL. I think the next two weeks will serve to put the rest of the playoff hopefuls on notice. The Bears are as dangerous as everyone thought they could be and they are very explosive on offense. I believe Trestman went with his word to this team and I think that solidified and galvanized this team actually believing they could, can and are the team to beat if you intend to get to the Super Bowl. The Bears will win the NFC North and the last gasp of preventing that will be with Green Bay in week 17, a game which Chicago will win not just by Cutler, Marshall, Forte, Bennett and Jeffery…but with balanced and determined defense and special teams play. Over the next 2 games look for Chicago as a whole team to show up and play lights out football as a complete unit. And someone needs to step and recognize what McCown , not just as the back up QB, but as a leader and as a class act team-mate has done for this team behind the scenes as well as on the field. His total and complete acceptance of his role within this team is one all NFL players, fans and sportswriters should recognize and applaud. This team has continued to win because he done his job to the very best of his ability each game knowing full well that as soon as Jay Cutler was 100% his time in the lights would be over. MVP of the Year: Josh McCown.

  • Goodshepherd Americanbullies

    Trestman has this offense doing things I’ve never seen & never thought I’d see in all my years as a Bears fan. If we can pretty much hold it together & pick up a few right peices for the Defense this offseason we can be an Elite team especially with the offense coming back for their 2nd year in the same system it should get even better. This year ain’t over yet tho. BEAR DOWN !!