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Marc Trestman: Very impressive to watch Jay Cutler make organization better

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The Bears’ 2013 season sank largely because of a defense that struggled to stop opposing offenses, but head coach Marc Trestman saw things to dislike about the offense as well.

Trestman says that the offense left a lot of plays on the field last season and that he “never felt that we were that productive” on offense despite numbers that tell a different story. Trestman’s feelings about the offense overall were not the same as his feelings about quarterback Jay Cutler, however. Trestman says he never lost confidence in Jay Cutler, who signed an extension this offseason, being the right man to start at quarterback for the team.

“The number one thing from my standpoint is the way that he has invested in the Chicago Bears,” Trestman said, via the Chicago Tribune. “Jay has been emotionally and selflessly invested in ways that he wouldn’t talk about. But he really cares about this organization and every day he’s a very, very observant person and he’s a very proactive person in terms of inserting himself in all areas of this building to help this organization get better. I’ll just leave it at that. But it has been very, very impressive to watch how he has worked intelligently and selflessly to do that.”

The Bears fell short of a playoff berth last season, but it was still a promising first year in Chicago for the former CFL head coach. Even if it falls short of Trestman’s high expectations, Cutler and the offense should be strong again this season. The defense’s improvement will determine how far that offense can take them and it seems Trestman’s comfortable giving Cutler the reins of the offense while he and the staff work to create that improvement.

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54 Responses to “Marc Trestman: Very impressive to watch Jay Cutler make organization better”
  1. artvan15 says: Jul 21, 2014 9:13 AM

    I got this funny feeling Cutler is going to be a flop again this year on the field.

  2. ariani1985 says: Jul 21, 2014 9:13 AM

    He needs to do more than just pad his stats against horrible Packer defensese!!!

  3. stuwart09 says: Jul 21, 2014 9:16 AM

    BEARS averaged nearly 30 points per game in their FIRST year in Trestman’s offense. It’s going to be awesome watching them operate at full speed out of the gate as opposed to taking 6-8 weeks to get comfortable like they did last year. For the idiots, Cutler averaged +2 more points per game than McCown.

    Emery fixed the D in one offseason like he did the offense, it’s going to be a good year for BEARS fans. 12-4 or better, book it.

  4. tongsareinyourseatback says: Jul 21, 2014 9:18 AM

    “Marc Trestman: Very impressive to watch Jay Cutler make organization better”

    - So has Cutler been traded or did he retire?

  5. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 21, 2014 9:20 AM

    Cutler has always been emotionally invested. Unfortunately it has been the equivalent of mental midget. You don’t fix a crappy defense that was as bad as it was in 2013 in one season, especially when you are an offensive minded head coach. And the offense will suck balls unless they can trade back for McCown who drastically outperformed Cutler last year as a journeyman QB because he has a brain in his head.

  6. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Jul 21, 2014 9:20 AM

    It was awesome when the Lions swept the Bears last year

  7. willnit says: Jul 21, 2014 9:22 AM

    Annnd how long has he been on the team?

  8. floratiotime says: Jul 21, 2014 9:25 AM

    Yeah, Cutler is awesome LOL…

  9. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 21, 2014 9:33 AM

    The Lions sweeping the Bears is like a retarded kid beating up a blind one.

  10. irishgary says: Jul 21, 2014 9:35 AM

    @ariani1985

    Hey little fella they now have counseling and medication for obsessive disorders.

  11. hyzers says: Jul 21, 2014 9:35 AM

    Quitler is serviceable but the Bears have the worst defense in the NFC North, and that’s saying something.

  12. jazsrt says: Jul 21, 2014 9:41 AM

    hyzers says:
    Jul 21, 2014 9:35 AM
    Quitler is serviceable but the Bears have the worst defense in the NFC North, and that’s saying something.
    ______________________________

    *Had.

  13. surfinbird1 says: Jul 21, 2014 9:42 AM

    Marc Trestman is easily impressed.

  14. 6250claimer says: Jul 21, 2014 9:47 AM

    VERY impressive indeed! Because Trestman must be watching it occur in some other dimension. I thought Rod Serling died years ago, but apparently he’s still around. Who knew?

  15. larryboodry says: Jul 21, 2014 10:06 AM

    It all comes down to staying healthy. Had the Bears not lost so many guys on ‘D’ last year, they would not have struggled to mightily, although age would have still been a factor.

    As for Jay, those who know him, as opposed to those you read the trash written about him, have always praised him for his intelligence and desire to win. But the haters will find fault no matter how well he performs this year, and Lions fan will continue meowing like last year’s sweep actually meant something.

    Barring major injuries to either side of the ball, I see the Bears going 10-6 or better this season, and once again being GB’s only competition for the NFCN title.

  16. rutchaser says: Jul 21, 2014 10:08 AM

    Not sure who is my least favorite QB…Cutler or Rivers. They both cry, run their mout and blame others. Rivers seems to be maturing a little.

  17. poorcalvinisstuckonthecrappylions says: Jul 21, 2014 10:29 AM

    Bears get swept by the Lions and they’re still better than pathetic Lions.

    8-8 > 7-9

    PATHETIC

  18. purpleguy says: Jul 21, 2014 10:29 AM

    Cutler Schmutler, all I know is it’s gonna kill me to watch Jared Allen play in a Bears’ uniform this year.

  19. pete2112 says: Jul 21, 2014 10:31 AM

    **I got this funny feeling Cutler is going to be a flop again this year on the field.**

    Again? Did you watch him last season? That was hardly a flop and he just about put them into the playoffs with a great game against Green Bay. Unfortunately their defense just couldn’t stop anything.

    Honestly it just seems to be the in thing to do to rag on Cutler and say how bad he is and how the Bears have no chance. As a Bears fan, this is probably the best team we’ve had going into a season in a long time so for those who don’t really have a clue or just like to jump on the bandwagon, this is a pretty good team that should have an offense that can compete with the best of defenses. If their defense improves, this team could do very well. No, I’m not saying they’re a Super Bowl contender, but they have a lot of talent and should be interesting to see it all come together.

  20. pete2112 says: Jul 21, 2014 10:34 AM

    Hey johnelwayishorsefaced:

    Yes the Detroit swept the Bears and went onto to play great in the playoffs…. oh wait.

  21. rextraordinaire says: Jul 21, 2014 10:50 AM

    FOR CHRIST’S SAKE DETROUT FANS WE GET IT.

    The lions swept the Bears last season
    They were also eliminated from the playoffs a week earlier than them. Leaving the two teams with horrible defenses who were forced to start their backup QBs for a while to sort out the division for themselves.

    The Lions were practically handed the division on a silver platter, and they still managed to screw it up.

  22. poorcalvinisstuckonthecrappylions says: Jul 21, 2014 10:51 AM

    Packers get a wake up call this season. Bears de-throne them and the Lions finish in their usual, sorry 3rd place in the division. Bears finish 1st at 11-5. Cutler haters will love it!

  23. bassplucker says: Jul 21, 2014 10:56 AM

    The Bears were terrible in division play last year –2-4, which would have been 1-5 if not for last-second heroics against the Vikings. That being said, none of those losses was by more than 8 points. And if that 2-4 division record had simply been flipped to 4-2, they would have been in the playoffs.

    The Bears have a very difficult schedule this year, especially through October, but it still comes down to winning in their division.

  24. DitkasHair says: Jul 21, 2014 11:13 AM

    I see the usual ‘haters’ have checked in on Cutler this morning….you guys really need some new material, your comments are getting more ridiculous with every post about Cutler.

  25. harveyredman says: Jul 21, 2014 11:19 AM

    So, just to be clear – Tresman takes a 10 and 6 team (which got Lovie fired), and turns it into an 8 and 8 team. Oh, that lost an elimination game against the Packers with a late defensive game collapse – and that makes him a genius?! Isn’t 10-6 better than 8-8? So who cares if you average 30 points a game if your once stalwart defense cannot stop anyone. He traded 1 dollar for 4 quarters (minus a couple dimes) and everyone anoints him… lol

    The bar sure is set low for this coach.

    Oh and Cutler has been in the league, for what – 10 years and is still banking his “potential” to do something…. one day.

    Crazy…

  26. pete2112 says: Jul 21, 2014 11:33 AM

    harveyredman:

    Do you have any concept on how bad their defense was last year and how many injuries they sustained?? If Lovie had stayed on and coached this team we would probably looking at worse results due the offense Lovie put on the field. I like Lovie but it was time for a change.

  27. tone360 says: Jul 21, 2014 11:33 AM

    Gonna let the Bears play on the field do our talking. Just weeks away from NFL action. Game on. In Trestman we trust.

  28. djvh2 says: Jul 21, 2014 11:39 AM

    Not going to bash Cutler, but will say that he is just an average QB. His best year is a lot worse than Rodgers worst year. Other than that, the teams are pretty similar. Writers and fans have been talking about how great Cutler will be since he first came to Denver. It’s not going to happen. Check out the Advanced Passing on pro-football-reference.com site, and you will see how mediocre he has been (mediocre meaning average at best).
    Packers 12-4
    Bears 9-7
    Lions 8-8
    Vikings 4-12

  29. boiler72 says: Jul 21, 2014 11:51 AM

    ariani1985 says: Jul 21, 2014 9:13 AM

    He needs to do more than just pad his stats against horrible Packer defensese!!!
    ________________________________

    You mean like the great Bears’ defense against Randall Cobb?

    Nice spelling, genius.

  30. themeccalambeaufield says: Jul 21, 2014 12:15 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Jul 21, 2014 9:13 AM

    He needs to do more than just pad his stats against horrible Packer defensese!!!

    Look who came out from hiding from his embarrasement of a team vikequeens stellar display once again.

    Long live the NFL’s longest standing rivalry Packers vs, Bears

  31. larryboodry says: Jul 21, 2014 12:38 PM

    rutchaser says: Jul 21, 2014 10:08 AM

    “Not sure who is my least favorite QB…Cutler or Rivers. They both cry, run their mout and blame others. Rivers seems to be maturing a little.”

    Can’t speak for Rivers, ’cause I don’t watch the Chargers. And you shouldn’t speak for Cutler ’cause you obviously don’t watch the Bears.

  32. slick50ks says: Jul 21, 2014 1:15 PM

    I’m glad my franchise’ fate doesn’t rest in the hands of a headcase like Cutler.

  33. trumb1mj says: Jul 21, 2014 1:17 PM

    Trestman doesn’t know the Bears history I guess… They made the super bowl the year prior to acquiring Cutler and have not made it since.

  34. trumb1mj says: Jul 21, 2014 1:27 PM

    Only Bear fans would cite going 2-4 as a positive indicator for 2014…

  35. larryboodry says: Jul 21, 2014 1:42 PM

    @trumb1mj:

    I did not know the Bears went to the SB in 2008.

  36. pete2112 says: Jul 21, 2014 1:45 PM

    So your logic is that Rex Grossman is a better QB than Cutler because they haven’t been to a Super Bowl since then?
    Sorry but that’s really weak.

    Do you have any idea how much better that defense was on the team that went to the Super Bowl? That’s the main reason they got there. As for the offense, Rex had some good days but that offense is nothing compared to current one.

  37. larryboodry says: Jul 21, 2014 1:45 PM

    Oh, and no Bears fan I know said anything about 2-4 being a positive indicator of anything.

  38. pete2112 says: Jul 21, 2014 1:48 PM

    @trumb1mj,

    Detroit fan? If so, you should probably just stick to how badly your team collapses every season.

    Green Bay fan, Well good for you. You’ve already won the division according to everyone, so start celebrating.

  39. ptownbearsfan420 says: Jul 21, 2014 1:59 PM

    ^^^^ LOL @ this guy…. Rivers… Lol just boggles me. Can’t wait til the Bears run everyone so all you idiots crawl back in your holes. And I’m not even particularly a cutler fan but must say I’m a lot happier we have him then Stafford, Vick, Tannehill, RG3, or whoever the hell Minnesota employs at that position nowadays!

  40. ptownbearsfan420 says: Jul 21, 2014 2:00 PM

    Oh yea and your name is Rutchaser. Lol….

  41. dobe420 says: Jul 21, 2014 2:42 PM

    It’s a tough stretch with 6 road games in the first 9 weeks but that just means more home games for what is hopefully a playoff run.

  42. pete2112 says: Jul 21, 2014 3:02 PM

    It sure will be but a good test as well. And the home games at the of the season will be much needed.

  43. trumb1mj says: Jul 21, 2014 3:02 PM

    @pete2112 Bears fan? Maybe you should focus on how your team hasn’t made the playoffs since 2010… Or maybe how you’re entire future is invested in Jay Cutler. Or maybe that the loudest, most confident guy on your team has NEVER made the playoffs.

  44. pete2112 says: Jul 21, 2014 3:23 PM

    @trumb1mj,

    So I take it you are a Lions fans? If so, you’re really going to get on the Bears for not making the playoffs since 2010?

    Detroit loses in the Wildcard game in 2011 and hasn’t been there since. Big difference…..

    Sorry but Stafford hasn’t shown much with regard to closing out seasons.

  45. trumb1mj says: Jul 21, 2014 3:35 PM

    I like Stafford more than Cutler. His ceiling is much, much higher. Not too many would argue with that–except of course, Bears fans.

  46. adolfoliverbush says: Jul 21, 2014 3:50 PM

    I can’t see the Bears being much of a factor in the North this year. The defense is just not good enough and while the offense has some weapons, Jay Cutler is still too erratic. I think 6 wins for the Bears sounds about right.

  47. jazsrt says: Jul 21, 2014 4:51 PM

    adolfoliverbush says:
    Jul 21, 2014 3:50 PM
    I can’t see the Bears being much of a factor in the North this year. The defense is just not good enough and while the offense has some weapons, Jay Cutler is still too erratic. I think 6 wins for the Bears sounds about right.
    _______________________________
    Considering the team with the worst defense in Bears history squeaked out 8 wins last year….your 6 win theory sounds terrible.

  48. trumb1mj says: Jul 21, 2014 5:08 PM

    jazsrt, that was with a more capable QB at the helm…

  49. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 21, 2014 6:17 PM

    The Bears squeaked out 8 wins last year with an easy schedule and a game against the Packers with Rodgers out for most of it. 6 wins sounds generous if you look at the schedule this year.

  50. calvinthegreat81 says: Jul 21, 2014 6:36 PM

    Yeah, thanks for making the lions better. With all those picks and fumbles you cough up as suh is throwing you all over the field. Go lions!!!!

  51. hierosouls says: Jul 21, 2014 7:19 PM

    Bear down!!!!

  52. brownsmakemecrazy says: Jul 22, 2014 6:34 AM

    Lol he’s so impressive until he starts throwing pick 6s. This guy will never get it. If he hasn’t figured it out by now he never will.

    He’s a liability. He will always hurt you in the clutch with INTs. He’s not a gamer

  53. chicago240 says: Jul 22, 2014 9:20 AM

    The Bears rebounded their offense in one year with changes to the line and receivers. As a Bears fan, it was the most exciting year in a long time when we weren’t waiting for our defense to bail us out. We not only had an offense….we had one of the best. Now it’s time to overhaul the defense in much the same way as they have; a total makeover on the line which was ravaged last year with injuries. Trestman & Co. have done the work. The non-injury optimist in me says good things will happen and they’ll be an exciting team to watch. 11-5 or better.

  54. poorcalvinisstuckonthecrappylions says: Jul 22, 2014 8:37 PM

    brownsmakemecrazy says:
    Jul 22, 2014 6:34 AM
    Lol he’s so impressive until he starts throwing pick 6s. This guy will never get it. If he hasn’t figured it out by now he never will.

    He’s a liability. He will always hurt you in the clutch with INTs. He’s not a gamer

    ___________________________________

    You’re a Brown’s fan dude, a Brown’s fan…enough said. Go cry on your own articles. You would love to have Cutler right now, you’re just bitter cuz you’re Brown’s fan.

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