Marc Trestman did not disappoint after being introduced asthe 14thhead coach in Chicago Bears history.Trestman was smart, organized, concise, andclearly a football guy answering questions from the media, which eliminated hisnervousness.After humble appreciationsto those responsible for delivering Trestman game-ready to the Bears, he foundhis element when he spoke about the science of football when fielding footballquestions, which broke the ice in his initial press conference. Trestman was clear about being hands-on reinventingquarterback Jay Cutler.His excitementwas genuine discussing Cutler, as it should -- Trestman understands Cutleris a great canvass to paint upon.Its notan extreme makeover project, but rather Cutler needs etiquette training to polishrough edges for a much more aesthetically pleasing product.The end result for Trestman ishopefully a magnificent piece of art that plays at a more efficient level.Trestman revealed this will be accomplished bypersonally running the quarterback meeting room, along with calling plays for the Bears on Sundays. Trestmanexplained when he said, It is my passion and something I enjoy.Trestman hit his stride during the press conference when discussinghis starting quarterback Jay Cutler, saying great players want to becoached, too; they want direction. This is where many media and fans mistakenlygo astray understanding Jay Cutler.Ihave written repeatedly how Cutlers demeanor would be a bigger problem if hedidnt care.Football and winning are important toCutler.Caring aboutyour job performance in relation to the success of your team and organizationshould be embraced, not demeaned.Although its expressed different by each player, the trait is real,vital and a tangible asset for success.Players who no longer take pride in football as an important priority intheir life are most likely no longer in the NFL.Outside of the passion, urgency, and commitment to winningchampionships displayed by Trestman during the press conference, he delivered averbal promise of what Bears general manager Phil Emery envisioned in a headcoach. Flexibility adapting to talent presented on the roster was aprerequisite for Emery.Trestman knockedit out of the park when he said philosophy is fluid. Trestmans analogy was scientificallyperfect again when he said, Im the GPS of the team. I let the team know wherewe are and where we are going.Trestman came across as an extremely smart coach whounderstands his "GPS coordinates" must be re-adjusted en route due to newunforeseen variables which may affect his final destination and time of arrival.Bears fans know all too well there are bumpsin the road.But if you travel smart,you ultimately reach your desired goal more safely and quicker.So can any Bears fans send me the GPScoordinates for MET LIFE Stadium in New Jersey?They host the Super Bowl in 2014.
Remember that time when the Bears tried out like 47 kickers and put them through a wide variety of arbitrary tests all while fan favorite Robby Gould was using the team's desperation as leverage to become the NFL's highest-paid kicker? Classic!
It's been like three months since those totally-sane summer days, and reader, things have not gone so hot for Gould:
#49ers Kicker Robbie Gould, who was Franchise tagged, held out, got a better contract when he finally signed. Has now missed 6 FGs in 5 and a half games this season.— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 13, 2019
That's 4 straight missed FGs for Robbie Gould. Wishnowsky tackle to prevent a run back #49ers— Tracy Sandler (@49ersfangirl) October 13, 2019
Meanwhile, Eddy P is not only 8/9 on the season, but is already well on his way to becomming a fan favorite. We're already calling him Eddy P! After 5 games!
That said, we won't truly know if the Bears made the right decision until Piñeiro beats out several Hall of Famers -- including someone credited for literally starting the NFL -- on the path to winning an offseason bracket-style fan vote.
The NFL calendar takes no prisoners, which makes the precious off week hours valuable for, you know, peace of mind. Go outside and read a book! Stay inside and read a book! The Bears will provide you ample opportunities to yell at them for the next 11 consecutive weeks, so there's no point in getting worked up over today's football, right?
Right! So what Bears fans did is they went and got worked up over today's football. Pat Mahomes and Deshaun Watson -- both of which, you may have heard, were available to Ryan Pace during the 2017 NFL draft -- played one another for the first time in their pro careers, and it was magnificent:
Pat Mahomes is a CHEAT CODE 🤯 pic.twitter.com/9AkJLZIJcS— Whistle (@WhistleSports) October 13, 2019
This of course did NOT go over well on BearsTwitter, which is weird because usually Twitter is such an appreciative and understanding place. You know how they say that are only six types of storytelling? The same thing applies to Tweets.
There are Angry Tweets:
Still mad the Bears passed on Watson smh— Red Mayo (@Red_Mayo) October 13, 2019
Watson is such a f^<£ing gamer...again worth noting...I wanted Bears to draft him 😑— 🤨 (@Chicagonzo708) October 13, 2019
The Bears really chose Tribuisky over Watson.... Chicago sports continue to disappoint— Maybe: Jacoby (@Getthebagcoach) October 13, 2019
There are Sad Tweets:
I feel bad for Mitch Trubisky. Through no fault of his own, he's destined to be the Sam Bowie of the NFL after being drafted No. 2 over Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson.— Greg Rajan (@GregRajan) October 13, 2019
Deshaun Watson is so good. What could have been, Bears, what could have been.... 🤷🏽♂️— Steve Hudgin (@SteveHudgin) October 13, 2019
I cried draft night when the Bears did NOT draft Deshaun Watson. Especially after back to back National Championship appearances, shredding 2 phenomenal Bama defenses. 405 passing yards and 4 TDs in 2016, and 420 passing yards and 3 TDs winning the 2017 National Championship— BR (@benjyreiff) October 13, 2019
I mean, how do the Bears not draft Watson? Mahomes I get, nobody saw this coming, but Watson?! Lead his team to a Natty, 2x Heisman finalist, and like 10 other national awards I’ve never heard of. This is a lay up!! https://t.co/Bm1qOnenqe— John Grayson 🏴☠️ (@JRGrayson) October 13, 2019
Deshaun Watson beats the Goat Patrick Mahomes and yes the Bears still drafted Mitchel Trubisky pic.twitter.com/IqWypDv3Ty— MJA (@MJA773) October 13, 2019
There are Trolling Tweets:
The Trubisky Bowl https://t.co/6iyLLuck4C— Jim Rome (@jimrome) October 13, 2019
Watson AND Mahomes going head to head today? Bears twitter gonna be on fire pic.twitter.com/R1QiU8sXKM— Anthony (@_CrossingALine_) October 13, 2019
how could the bears look at watson and mahomes and take trubisky? hahahaha dumbest pick in recent memory— Dr. loomis (@patsfandave32) October 13, 2019
Bears fans watching Patrick Mahomes & Deshaun Watson face each other today pic.twitter.com/QoccQsd15L— Skyler Carlin (@skyler_carlin) October 13, 2019
This Patrick Mahomes vs. Deshaun Watson duel in Kansas City is fun. Good thing the Bears passed on both of them to take Mitch Trubisky. pic.twitter.com/XAzuuY887Y— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) October 13, 2019
And finally there are Over-Written Tweets That Love The Dramatic Standalone Final Punchline:
I know people will gripe at those who harp on the Bears picking Trubisky over Watson and Mahomes, but I think it is understandable.— Matt Eurich (@MattEurich) October 13, 2019
Bears haven't had a good quarterback since Sid Luckman. Want to get mad at those two playing at a high level & Trubisky not?
I think that's fine.
Trubisky losses in 2019:1— Jarod (@JarodFTS) October 13, 2019
Mahomes losses in 2019:2
Watson losses in 2019:2
Clearly the right choice #Bears100
Hope everyone's enjoying their peaceful week off!