FOX’s Jimmy Johnson created a stir on Friday, without suggesting that any quarterback’s wife teach him how to throw.
Johnson suggested on Twitter that the Bears will hire Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman to replace Lovie Smith.
Per the Chicago Tribune, the Bears declined comment. Which makes sense, given that G.M. Phil Emery has three interviews of head-coaching candidate scheduled for the weekend.
Of course, the fact that Emery will interview additional candidates doesn’t mean that Trestman hasn’t been told he’s getting the job. A suspicion has emerged in recent days that Emery is using the task of finding a head coach to cast a wide net for candidates in the hopes of picking brains — which is something the late Al Davis routinely did.
It’ll be interesting to see whether any of the folks to be interviewed over the weekend decide to cancel based on Johnson’s tweet and whatever private explanation the Bears provide in an effort to explain it all away.