Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears (Update: Now Hired)

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  1. Rids

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    Big news for Montreal.

    http://nesn.com/2013/01/chicago-bears-t ... g-vacancy/
     
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    RE: Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears

    Trestman to interview with Cleveland next.
     
  3. iso_55

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    Looks like he may actually get a HC job sooner rather than later. Wish the guy well. If he leaves it'll be the beginning of the end for the Als. Especially if Popp eventually goes too. 23,000 may look good at Molson Stadium in a couple of years.
     
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    RE: Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears

    Does Trestman really want to go from a consummate pro QB and ultimate team player to a guy who is more adept at throwing teammates under the bus than actually throwing the football to them?
     
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    RE: Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears

    I'd rather see him in cleveland. Who wants to inherit a Bears team that fires their coach after a 10-6 season.
     
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    RE: Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears

    Desjardins could replace Popp. He's been like a backup QB to Calvillo all these years. Trestman I agree will be tough to replace. Still I'm not entirely convinced either one will go anywhere.
     
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    RE: Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears

    Marcel Desjardins was a disaster in Hamilton the last time he ran a CFL team. He was fired & returned to Montreal. As far as would Trestman rather work with Jay Cutler than AC. The answer would be yes.
     
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    He inherited a disaster of a team and obviously couldn't fix it in one year but he laid the foundation for a decent tiger-cat team that would make the playoffs 3 straight years. i'm sure rids will back me on this. montreal's foundation is as solid as can be.
     
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    RE: Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears

    I would disagree with that. Desjardins created more problems than he solved. It was not until Bob O'Billovich became GM did things improve in Hamilton after he left.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/story/2007/11/05 ... rcats.html
     
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    RE: Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears

    Ottawa seems interested in Desjardins. Might want to let them know your thoughts.

    Here would be a funny scenario: Trestman and Popp leave and the Als hire Chris Jones as head coach. He and Thorpe do know each other well.
     
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    Jones would be a good hire but he'd only be a HC in Montreal for a couple of years. He's got travelling bones.
     
  12. Bronko

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    RE: Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears

    LaPolice might be a good interim head coach for the Als. Bombers are eager to get him off their books and he's probably the best candidate with at least two years head coaching experience and 9 years CFL.

    Only problem is that without Popp, Paul would be an aimless rudder trying to coach a smattering of athletes without a rudder. But he's loyal and always emulates the party line. ie. Plop is the ultimate company boy.

    Ideal situation is if Popp stays and Trestman bolts, then Paul Lapolice should be given a shot.

    If both Popp and Trestman bolt, the Als are in a tough spot - even if they brought in the ghost of Vince Lombardi.

    Besides, I'm salivating at the thought of writing about the Plop 'n Popp connection.....

    PS> Plop's main weakness is that he's fairly easy to coach against (ie. predictable). His clock management skills must have been garnered from his attendance at the annual Lovie Smith/Andy Reid Time Management Seminar.
     
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    No, no and no. Not even to satisfy your plopophilic ways. You need de-plopgramming.
     
  14. iso_55

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    RE: Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears

    Trestman should get a chance instead of old retreads like Romeo Crennel. The Old Boys Network is alive & well in the NFL just like it is up here.
     
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    RE: Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears

    Jim Popp did not get the job in Carolina and I expect Marc to be back as well.

    In other alouette news they signed sherbrooke kicker William Dion.
     
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    Camp fodder for Sean Whyte.
     
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    RE: Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears

    Jets now have Popp on their candidates list. Can you imagine Popp and Ryan working together?
     
  18. Bronko

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    RE: Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears

    For a couple million a year I suspect Mr Popp will be able to tolerate the bellicose Ryan. Hey, maybe he'll bring AC with him to show them how to execute plays. AC, at 41 - my o my, memories of Y.A. Tittle.
     
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    RE: Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears

    Onced the GM is hired, he will bring in his own head coach. Maybe Rex lasts a year, or maybe he wins a Super Bowl. Pretty clear to me that with a new GM he has at most one more season to get it done to save his job.
     
  20. Bronko

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    RE: Trestman Interviews with Chicago Bears

    The first thing Popp will be asked when he interviews for any of these NFL jobs is

    "What do you know about the NFL, Jim?"

    His answer - 'I been scouting your rejects, eh!"
     

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