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Brandon Marshall calls Marc Trestman “best in the business”

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Brandon Marshall wants to play as long as he can in Chicago, for coach Marc Trestman.

As the press conference today announcing Marshall’s new three-year contract extension with the Bears, which locks him up through the 2017 season, Marshall praised Trestman as the “best in the business” and went out of his way to thank Trestman for putting him in a position to succeed.

“So thankful that you’re here, coach,” Marshall said. “Coach is amazing.”

Marshall, who frequently faced off-field problems in previous stints with the Broncos and Dolphins, said his trade to Chicago was “career-saving.” Marshall has spoken many times about how his mental health treatment has turned his life around, but he also believes that being in Chicago with teammates and coaches he loves has turned his career around.

The Bears have all the pieces in place for Trestman to run just the offense he wants, and Marshall is one of the biggest pieces. It may be premature to call Trestman the best coach in the business, but there are plenty of reasons to believe that Trestman and Marshall will have a lot of success together, for several more years.

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  1. thestrategyexpert says: May 22, 2014 1:42 PM

    I don’t think he’s very good at all, makes way too many mistakes on game day.

  2. GenXJay says: May 22, 2014 1:43 PM

    Titus Young would say the same about Jim Schwartz.

  3. dethsupport says: May 22, 2014 1:43 PM

    Brandon Marshall’s the Bleacher Report of football players. Who listens to clown shoes anyway?

  4. kneelbeforesod says: May 22, 2014 1:44 PM

    Marshall also believed that the diner around the corner actually sold the world’s best coffee.

  5. hozay05 says: May 22, 2014 1:45 PM

    I’m shocked nobody else tried to hire trestman b4. HoF resume

  6. wnstonchill says: May 22, 2014 1:46 PM

    Marshall’s words regarding Trestman are very hard to dispute with the fact that the Bears have had some of the worst offenses in the NFL for years until he came around. One thing the Bears have in Trestman is a coach who can legitimately evaluate talent and develop it within the organization. That’s half the battle right there.

  7. Waxxx4321 says: May 22, 2014 1:46 PM

    So maybe you should develop a better attitude or the best in the business receiver attitude you could possibly have.

  8. dadsource says: May 22, 2014 1:48 PM

    When you get a talented but troubled receiver like Marshall to leave behind the ‘troubled’ part, double the talent, and make him a role model and great teammate, you’re doing something right! Jags fan here saying “Go Bears!”

  9. blackunicornbeastmode says: May 22, 2014 1:48 PM

    He better learn to take points early at home, and never kick a field goal outside of 40 yards on 2nd down again. He may one day be the best, but right now he needs to remember he isn’t in the CFL anymore.

    That said, he fixed an offense in 1 year that has been broken for decades.

  10. robkeezy says: May 22, 2014 1:49 PM

    Marshall has always had the potential to be a great player, and his success in Chicago is a testament to the point that having the proper supporting cast can make or break a player’s career. (See Alex Smith after Jim Harbaugh)

  11. tformation says: May 22, 2014 1:49 PM

    Here’s hoping you’re right, Brandon! BEAR DOWN!

  12. motleytrap says: May 22, 2014 1:52 PM

    No excuses for Cutler then, yeah?

  13. tokyosandblaster says: May 22, 2014 1:52 PM

    oh lord.

  14. larryboodry says: May 22, 2014 1:53 PM

    The combination of Trestman as coach and Emery as GM will ultimately bring a SB championship back to Chicago.

  15. irootforthecardinals says: May 22, 2014 1:54 PM

    When I get a raise I always like my boss a little more too

  16. whyamiacowboysfanagain says: May 22, 2014 1:54 PM

    “So thankful that you’re here, coach,” Marshall said. “Coach is amazing.”

    Sunday, September 14th @ SF. Marshall has zero catches.

    “Trestman’s clueless. Figure out a way to get me the damned ball! Damn CFL coach!”

  17. luz56 says: May 22, 2014 1:59 PM

    Very innovative coach thinking outside the box….as a coach you are only as good as the talent you have…a lot of times good talent makes a poor coach look good.. Poor coaching with good talent gets you fired pretty quick unless your in Detroit

  18. dezno24 says: May 22, 2014 1:59 PM

    Year 1 he did make some key mistakes. The most important thing to do is learn from them, minimize future ones, and get this Super Bowl this year!

  19. bassplucker says: May 22, 2014 2:01 PM

    Bill Walsh said Trestman was going to be the next great offensive mind in the NFL. Some of his in-game decisions last year were questionable to say the least, but he and GM Phil Emery definitely seem to click and I don’t think there’s any doubt they have the arrow pointing up on the Bears. The team had gotten ingrown and stale under Lovie and had serious talent issues (especially on offense). Change was needed, and Trestman and Emery are bringing it big-time.

  20. bobnelsonjr says: May 22, 2014 2:03 PM

    49’er fans know why their club fired Trestman.

    Marshall has yet to learn.

  21. coolherc says: May 22, 2014 2:07 PM

    Ummm…. didn’t the Bears not make the playoffs last season?

  22. hozay05 says: May 22, 2014 2:10 PM

    Well never win with cutler under center. He’s a bum. He doesn’t care if we win or lose as long as he can still go shopping after games. Didn’t even win at hs level. Born 2 lose

  23. chicagosports2014 says: May 22, 2014 2:11 PM

    Numbers don’t lie💪

  24. thedano says: May 22, 2014 2:14 PM

    Former 49’er great Steve Young LOVES Trestman.

  25. kenstabler says: May 22, 2014 2:15 PM

    Good to see the kid turn around. He was a mess as a Bronco and looked destined for a crash and burn career.

    And he actually likes people now.

  26. bearshaterseverywhere says: May 22, 2014 2:15 PM

    Trestman’s Resume

    University of Miami (VC)
    University of Miami (QB)
    Minnesota Vikings (RB)
    Tampa Bay Buccaneers (QB)
    Cleveland Browns (QB/OC)
    Minnesota Vikings (QB)
    San Francisco 49ers (OC & QB)
    Detroit Lions (QB)
    Arizona Cardinals (OC & QB)
    Oakland Raiders (QB/OC)
    Miami Dolphins (AHC)
    North Carolina State (OC)
    Montreal Alouettes (Head Coach)
    Chicago Bears (Head Coach)

    Marc was the best available HC when the Bears hired him a year ago. So far I’m pretty happy with what he has done.

    Marshall is just being positive and supporting his coach and team.

    Bears are much improved and will continue to build on the foundation that Emery and Trestman have started….

    P.S. ANYONE is better than Lovie and Angelo!!!

  27. ilovefoolsball says: May 22, 2014 2:17 PM

    Best coaches in the NFL in no particular order

    The 2 Harbaugh’s
    Pete Carroll
    John Fox
    Sean Payton

  28. citizenstrange says: May 22, 2014 2:18 PM

    Remember when Marshall hugged Josh McDaniels? Good times!

  29. lionsdraftguy says: May 22, 2014 2:21 PM

    Who’s Brandon Marshall?

  30. r8rsfan says: May 22, 2014 2:27 PM

    Trestman was the OC when Gannon and Co. were lighting up the league and winning the MVP. There’s no doubt the man knows the offensive side of the ball.

  31. jlevija says: May 22, 2014 2:32 PM

    The bears offense is in line to make a run, hopefully no injuries and he better make sure his new contract doesnt reflect a slump in performance. I like how we bought a defense. Go Bears!!!

  32. ptownbearsfan420 says: May 22, 2014 2:33 PM

    DA BEARS!!!!! Hell yes, cant wait for September!!!

  33. tokyofilthblaster says: May 22, 2014 2:34 PM

    Not a chance.

    If they were the best in the business, they wouldn’t have choked away their playoff berth during those last 2 weeks of the season.

  34. jcbadger34 says: May 22, 2014 2:37 PM

    Best in the business…..but can’t get his team past the Packers with Aaron Rodgers out for half a season.

    Suuuuuuuuuuuuuure.

  35. s0merand0mguy says: May 22, 2014 2:46 PM

    If he was the best in the business the Eagles would have hired him. Instead they hired somebody much better… Chip Kelly :) Goodluck with Trestman.

  36. beedubyatoo says: May 22, 2014 2:49 PM

    I’m going to file this in the LeSean McCoy “I’m better than AP folder”.

    Same amount of creditability.

  37. artvan15 says: May 22, 2014 2:51 PM

    Maybe the best you have played for which isn’t saying to much.

  38. bassplucker says: May 22, 2014 3:07 PM

    The rep on Trestman in Canada was that his teams were great on offense but not so much on defense. Which is exactly what the Bears were last year.

    The defense–not the offense–currently sets the ceiling on the Bears’ potential. They brought in a bunch of defensive talent so now it’s up to Mel Tucker to produce results. DCs under Trestman in Montreal tended to not last long so Tucker had better be up to the task.

  39. coachkilla6 says: May 22, 2014 3:24 PM

    So who was coaching wk 17 when Rodgers took the division right out of their paws in front of their own fans???

  40. bornahawker says: May 22, 2014 3:36 PM

    Show me a Lombardi

  41. wallabear says: May 22, 2014 3:43 PM

    2014 NFC North: 1. Packers (11-5); Team Purple (10-6 with Teddy; 7-9 with Ponder); 3. Motor City (9-7); 4. Le Chicago Alouettes (8-8)

  42. harveyredman says: May 22, 2014 3:47 PM

    Goes 8 & 8, loses to arch rival GB on a last second TD to lose the division and gets called a genius.

    Lovie goes 10 & 6 and gets fired.

  43. thepftpoetisacrossdresser says: May 22, 2014 3:54 PM

    Everybody harping on the defense forgets that the Bears cannot put people away. It’s the same across the pond in Detroit….when it comes time for a clutch drive or clutch play to nail up the coffin or at least put serious pressure on the opponent, both Cutler and Stafford have a case of the chokes.

    If someone had the 2nd half and especially the 4th quarter stats on these guys, jaws would hit keyboards across the Midwest.

    Cutler will NEVER win a Lombardi. Never.

  44. larryboodry says: May 22, 2014 4:09 PM

    Trestman was 8-8 in his rookie coaching season, Lovie was (I believe) 5-11…Trestman turned an atrocious offense into the best in the NFC and was done in by injuries and lousy play on the defensive side.

    That said, he failed to win either of his last two games, and thus the Bears did not make the playoffs.

    But…He will finish better record-wise than Lovie this season.

    I predict 10-6 if the new defense gels and Mel Tucker gets a clue, and if the team can avoid key injuries.

  45. edavidberg says: May 22, 2014 4:11 PM

    Thrilled with Trestman so far. Just hope he figures out game management stuff before too long. Settling for a 49 yard field goal on third down in overtime is just boneheaded. Can’t afford decisions like that in the NFL.

  46. edavidberg says: May 22, 2014 4:12 PM

    Lovie made the playoffs like twice.

  47. restorativejusticeprogram says: May 22, 2014 4:46 PM

    Gave Chicago a top 5 offense after only one year when it has been dreadful for over 20.

    Great coach and will be better this year.

  48. bassplucker says: May 22, 2014 4:56 PM

    Lovie Smith’s Bears teams got fat on bad teams but failed badly against playoff quality teams. To be a playoff team you have to beat other good teams regularly and under Lovie that didn’t happen. Especially as it got toward the latter years of his tenure.

    As for Trestman, he has some work to do, especially in division play. The Bears went 3-3 in the NFC North last year (including a sweep by the Lions), and were a miracle play against Minnesota away from 2-4. That won’t get it done. I’m a Bears fan but the Packers own that division until the Bears take it away from them.

  49. larryboodry says: May 22, 2014 5:26 PM

    Oh, and for what it’s worth, Cutler’s 4th. quarter QB rating each of the past two years was over 100. You need to research some before spouting off.

  50. mortwannabe says: May 22, 2014 5:52 PM

    Every team in the North would take him in a second. Bill Walsh reincarnation? RIP Mr. Walsh.

  51. whocares832 says: May 22, 2014 6:07 PM

    Since when has Brandon Marshall been known for intelligence? Not exactly erudite.

  52. scamp516dp says: May 22, 2014 6:25 PM

    Da Bears………

  53. thelastwordyaheard says: May 22, 2014 6:40 PM

    well that’s good.. now they can focus on extending their #1 WR

  54. montrealraider says: May 22, 2014 7:00 PM

    I know what Marshall is talking about. From his years in Montréal the thing that stood out about Trestman is he knew how to get his offensive playmakers in position to have success. If you have ability Marc Trestman will find a way for you to show it. He also did a wonderfull job to keep his QB protected, he was never predictable from week to week. It kept opponents guessing and his own players involved and motivated.

    Its too bad they missed the playoffs. The best is yet to come. Trestman is a GREAT coach.

  55. uglydingo says: May 22, 2014 7:01 PM

    Yes Brandon, whatever you think. And Marc is also very handsome.

  56. axespray says: May 22, 2014 7:38 PM

    Usually have to win your division or make the playoffs consecutively or win at least a Superbowl to be considered the best in the business…

    Then again, they’re more concerned about stats in Chicago than winning.

  57. packersgreenbay says: May 22, 2014 8:17 PM

    If the bears had Lovie as dc and Trestman running the offense I’d be worried… But hey don’t, so I’m not. Mel Tucker is not worthy. That said I hope he has a long career in the Windy City. Go! Pack! Go!

  58. larryboodry says: May 22, 2014 8:25 PM

    I hate agreeing with a Packer fan, but Lovie as DC would be scary for opposing offenses. Mel Tucker is just scary, period.

  59. rabbitrunnin says: May 22, 2014 11:05 PM

    Silly debates like this are why I hate the offseason. Of course Trestman is not the best coach in the business. Do you think Marshall sat there with a chart of all 32 franchises and said, ‘Yep, after careful research, I have determined that my coach is the best in the game’? He was giving props to a coach he likes, who helped make him a ton of cash.

    Next time you tell your wife, ‘You’re the most beautiful woman in the world,’ make sure there are no PFT commentators nearby to tell you that it’s not actually 100% true. “She’s not even the hottest in her division. SKOL.”

  60. catchhester23 says: May 23, 2014 12:59 AM

    Packer fans seem to forget that the bears QBs out played both of yours last season. Yes that’s right Cutler out played Rodgers all game it was lacy chewing up the bears d just like everyone did all year. Also a safety that thinks it ok to let the best receiver on the opposing team runaway like its a game of tag instead of 4th down. I do think that problem is solved this coming season.

  61. bassplucker says: May 23, 2014 8:58 AM

    That was actually quite a presser. Marshall was getting pretty emotional about Trestman and Emery gushed for quite awhile about Marshall not only as a player but a person.

    Almost seems to be too good to be true but for the Bears sake I hope it’s legit. They have endured so many years of incompetent front office doofs, underqualified coaches and untalented/underperforming players that it’s nice to see everything apparently coming together at last.

  62. whiskeyditka says: May 23, 2014 7:39 PM

    Last season Trestman undoubtedly made mistakes with game management and definitely has to adjust to being a HC in the NFL. That being said I’m thrilled with the rejuvenated offense and Trestman’s ability to get the best from the Bears offensive talent. Coupled with Emery’s ability in the draft and in free agent acquisitions, it looks to be an exciting season! However after last season the jury’s still out on Mel Tucker. Hopefully with recent defensive additions we’ll have at least an average unit. As long as the Bears aren’t snake bit with injuries again, I think this team can make a deep run in the playoffs with Trestman at the helm! Really lookin’ forward to September you guys! Bear down!

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