This afternoon at Halas Hall, Marc Trestman was introduced as the new Chicago Bears head coach.
General manager Phil Emery took a good 15 minutes to introduce Trestman as he talked about the interview process and what he liked the most his talks with Trestman.
Here’s some quotes from Trestman’s presser this afternoon:
“We have to play tough physical football because in this league we have 31 other teams with great coaches and great players,” said Trestman via ChicagoBears.com.
“Our players have to understand continuity football and the quarterback must play at an efficient level.”
“You have to love football and be hardworking in this locker room in order to succeed.”
“Our players are going to compete on a daily basis and everyone will have sense of accountability.”
“I’m going to be responsible for keeping Jay safe in the pocket.”
“I had a chance to meet with Jay 10 years ago. We basically sat in a room for two days since it was raining, but when I sat with him I found out quickly that he was tough, smart and loved football.”
“We’re going to hip-to-hip with the quarterback, “It’s going to be intense.”
“Rod [Marinelli] has made up his mind to move on and we will make up on our mind on who to fill that void.”
“This guy [Cutler] loves football and he wants to be great. Hopefully we can give him some direction and some protection to help him succeed.”
“The No. 1 marriage in all of sports is the marriage between the starting quarterback and the head coach.”
“I will be calling the plays. I will be working with Aaron [Kromer] and the rest of the staff during the week so we’re prepared.”
“I’ve watched the man [Urlacher] play for many years and he exemplifies want it means to be a Chicago Bear. When we get done here we will try to answer some of those questions and figure out where he fits.”
“I want to make sure I talk to Phil and give these guys [other coaches] the respect they deserve as we move on.”
“I have final say on the staff. I want Phil’s input when it comes to that. There will be some guys coming down from the Montreal staff joining us.”
“I’m looking forward to find out. I’ll sit with Phil and watch some tape. We will put him [Forte] in position to maximize his talent.
“The only point of the offense is to score touchdowns”
“We want to be capable of being a very good running team and capable of being a very good passing team.”
“My No. 1 job is to keep our players safe. Safe in practice and safe on game days.
“We’ve seen some transitional phases at the tight end position. Certainly the tight end has become more of a feature player as of late.”