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Trestman: ‘Sometimes Dreams Do Come True’

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Marc Trestman and Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Marc Trestman and Phil Emery. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) For newly-minted Bears head coach Marc Trestman, the opportunity to work with general manager Phil Emery and the Chicago Bears was something he just couldn’t pass up.

In fact, the 57-year-old coach, who spent the last five seasons in the CFL, referred to his current situation as a dream come true.

“Sometimes the stars are aligned right,” Trestman told The McNeil and Spiegel Show minutes after his introductory press conference. “At this moment, after meeting so many people in the National Football League and never having met Phil, the only way I knew anything about him was I watched his press conference and I said, ‘Man, wouldn’t it be cool to work with a guy like that?’ Sometimes dreams do come true.”

While Trestman wouldn’t comment on what schemes he plans to run in Chicago due to his unfamiliarity with the Bears roster, he did say that he and Emery will work together to put the best 53 players on the field at all times.

“We’ll do it collectively,” Trestman said. “(Phil has) great experience in the area of player personnel. It’ll be an on-going process each and every day of evaluating our players individually and collectively on either segment of the ball.”

Also, check out general manager Phil Emery’s one-on-one interview with The Score’s Zach Zaidman.

 

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