(WSCR) – As the quest to truly get to know Marc Trestman continues, the new Bears head coach received a ringing endorsement from a former player.
Former journeyman quarterback Scott Mitchell, who worked under Trestman in Detroit in 1997, joined The Mully and Hanley Show to talk about his former coach.
“He was one of the best coaches I ever had,” Mitchell said. “He knew football so well. I’ve kept in touch with Marc throughout the years. I think he’s grown and matured. You guys are in for a treat – I’m just telling you that right now.”
Trestman was brought in to help develop the Bears’ most prized asset – quarterback Jay Cutler. Trestman is known for his ability to work with quarterbacks, but he’s also been criticized for being too cerebral and analytical with his offensive schemes.
Mitchell said that’s nothing to worry about.
“Look at everywhere he’s been. He’s been a lot of places. Everywhere he’s been the quarterback has succeeded,” Mitchell said. “That was one of the things that I really appreciated from him. In preparing you for a game each week, he made sure you knew what you were doing. When you go out on the field, you can’t know it on an intellectual level, and you can’t play on overload. His way in how he prepares quarterbacks and teams to play is you learn it and you know it on an intuitive level to where you just go out and react and play. Look at everywhere he’s been. He’s been extremely successful.”