Until he wins as an NFL head coach, Marc Trestman is unofficially a work in progress, an unknown. That can work in Trestman’s favor – defensive coaches don’t have recent tendencies to track – or against him – out of the NFL since 2004, he doesn’t know them either.
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But being part of the Canadian Football League for a stretch of time projects to work more in Trestman’s favor than against him simply because defenses have to adjust to him first.
“It’s a different game but there are things you do up there that can help the game here,” Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon told CSNChicago.com. Undrafted by the NFL coming out of Washington in 1978, Moon played six years with the Edmonton Eskimos before beginning an NFL career marked by nine Pro Bowls.
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“I think the things he implemented up there he can implement here and do well with. The windows will be a little smaller because of the field being a little bit shorter, but the pass concepts will work.
“He’s a very smart guy. And he was in the NFL long enough to know what works and what doesn’t. He’s vetted. He did some of those things before he left. I don’t know everything he did up there but he was pretty innovative with his quarterback and it worked.”