Trestman to be More Involved in Chicago Bears Defense

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Dec 15, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman on the sidelines during the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

About a month and a half ago, the Bears announced a seemingly innocuous move.  They promoted Pat Meyer to offensive line coach, which moved that duty from offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Aaron Kromer.  At the time, I speculated there was more to the move than meets the eye.

We all know that who the offensive coordinator for the Bears is, it’s coach Trestman.  So what does it mean when Kromer moves to cover more of the offense?  To me it means that offensive coordinator Trestman moves into a bigger role of overseeing the whole team and hopefully spending a little more time with Mel Tucker and Joe DeCamillis working on defense and special teams.

In his sitdown during the NFL owner’s meeting, coach Trestman talked about the changes to the Bears defense.  As I expected, Trestman plans to be more involved on the defensive side of the ball.

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  • Sinclair Phos

    Another blog post where the author is pandering to the stupid. What do you mean “more involved”? The last season their plan was to squeeze one more year out of an aging veteran defense with little quality depth while they focused on the offense.That was unfortunately by design. Trestman said in his introductory presser that he would assemble the right coaching staff and would be on both sides of the ball. Last year was supposed to be hold it together for one more season, and that quickly became an exercise in futility when injuries both nagging and season ending. Trestman being “more involved” last season would have been useless, and it has been clear to the most casual of observers he will be very much involved with the defensive rebuild. BEAR DOWN!