Marc Trestman's road to the NFL

Marc Trestman's road to the NFL
September 12, 2013, 5:15 pm
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By Nick Wilder

Marc Trestman is unlike any other head coach in the NFL. Les Carpenter of Yahoo! Sports gives an in-depth look at Trestman and his return to the NFL sidelines.

Before becoming head coach of the Bears, Trestman went to Montreal to coach in the CFL, where he boasted a 59-31 overall record and won back-to-back Grey Cup championships in 2009 and 2010.

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The announcement of Trestman's hire earlier this year was as a surprise to several people around the league. He had been missing from the NFL scene for so long that people had forgotten about the 57-year-old. However, many have been impressed with the Bears’ new offensive strategies and the team is starting to buy into Trestman’s unfamiliar culture.

"He's just surprised me in terms of he's got even more depth, level of intelligence, interpersonal relationship skills than I even saw then," Bears General Manager Phil Emery said, according to Yahoo! Sports. "And those were big factors. He doesn't miss anything, very detail oriented and he's constantly got a plan in his head and stays on top of it."