The NFL Combine is a big deal for any coach trying to better his team this offseason, but it's especially important for a new head coach attempting to handle the lofty expectations of an organization that just fired its coach after a 10-6 season.
CSN analyst Jim Miller caught up with new Bears field general Marc Trestman at the Combine this weekend for a 1-on-1 chat about how things have gone over the last month-plus, even when complications have come about.
"You work through the process," Trestman said. "You gather as much information as you can, you talk to the people that can give you the insight you need. I am new to it, I am new to the process of being with the Chicago Bears, but [Bears GM Phil Emery] has done a great job communicating with me. We communicate on a daily basis and he's given me an understanding of how things are laid out in the organization. It's been a very smooth process the last five weeks."
Trestman also shed some light on what scheme the Bears might use next year on offense, the main focal point for this franchise heading into next season. Of course, Trestman also touched on Jay Cutler, saying he was excited to coach the enigmatic Bears quarterback.
"Just speaking with him, his heart's in the right place. He's got the intelligence level to handle football and certainly has the skillset," Trestman said. "He wants to be a part of something really special here and he's willing to do some self-evaluation to really look hard at his play over the last few years. We're going to do everything we can to provide him with the resources and the opportunities around him to succeed and to succeed at the highest level. That started since the day we got the job."