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Emery gets his man in Trestman

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  • In this Dec. 2, 2009 file photo, Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman holds up the Grey Cup for fans during the victory parade in Montreal. The Bears have hired Trestman to replace the fired Lovie Smith, hoping he can get the most out of quarterback Jay Cutler and make Chicago a playoff team on a consistent basis.

      In this Dec. 2, 2009 file photo, Montreal Alouettes head coach Marc Trestman holds up the Grey Cup for fans during the victory parade in Montreal. The Bears have hired Trestman to replace the fired Lovie Smith, hoping he can get the most out of quarterback Jay Cutler and make Chicago a playoff team on a consistent basis.

 
 

At last: It took weeks and a gazillion interviews, but Bears GM Phil Emery wanted an offensive-oriented head coach and he finally got one. Sure, he had to go to Canada to do it, but he got his man.Ladies and gentlemen ... Marc Trestman!

Sounds right: Trestman. Has that crunchy, two-syllable sound Bears fans love, doesn't it?Trest-man. Dit-ka. Per-fect.

The question: Now that Trestman is in tow, is it possible the Bears might finally have a 21st century offense?Or is that dreaming too big?

Soothing words: "He's a phenomenal offensive mind and a great game-day play caller."-- former 49ers QB Steve Young talking Trestman on the "Waddle & Silvy Show."

But …: If Trestman can't get in sync with QB Jay Cutler, all the fancy offensive schemes out there aren't going to mean diddly.

Simply put: This is Cutler's last stand.

How long til we hear ...: "Hey, if this Trestman guy can't get the offense going, send him back north. I'll hang up and listen for my answer."I'm guessing it'll come by the third exhibition game.

Tough act to follow:

No, not Lovie Smith's 81-63 record in nine seasons with the Bears.We're talking Phil Emery's last news conference.

Good luck with that, Marc.

Oh, one more thing, coach:

Beat the Pack.

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