Adding Trestman to the mix in the defensive game planning can only help. Trestman knows how to create mismatches and attack opposing defenses. Now he’ll use that knowledge to flip it around and work with Mel Tucker and the new defensive personnel to try to attack opposing offenses by creating confusion and chaos:
“What a quarterback sees initially is part of his evaluation of how he’s going to play on that play,” Trestman said. “Sometimes there’s going to be a look that you’re going to know exactly what a defense is going to do, and that’s not a bad thing (for the defense). If you play it well, that’s all you really need to do.
“Other times, what you see pre-snap is going to create questions in the quarterback’s mind, and there will be some uncertainty — that’s a good thing.”
The Bears hope to take the revamped defense and use the flexibility of their new personnel to confuse opposing offenses? They could have guys standing up or with their hand on the ground. They could use Jeremiah Ratliff, Jared Allen, Lamarr Houston and Willie Young on the field at the same time in conjunction with Shea McClellin or Jonathan Bostic. The pass rush could be coming from anywhere on any down. That sounds a lot better than having your best player run backwards down the middle of the field in coverage every other play.