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.