The Chicago Bears have committed to finally fixing their offense, after hiring Marc Trestman as their new head coach. NFL.com's Ian Rappaport reports that the former Canadian Football League head coach will succeed Lovie Smith, as the man in charge of the Monsters of the Midway.
Rappaport also revealed that offensive coordinators Bruce Arians and Darrell Bevell were the other main contenders. This emphasis on appointing an offensive-minded coach shows the Bears are serious about producing a prolific attack to complement their tough and savvy defense.
In particular, the hiring of Trestman represents a firm commitment to controversial passer Jay Cutler. Trestman is a quarterback guru with strong experience of the West Coast offense. He helped Rich Gannon take the Oakland Raiders to the Super Bowl in 2002. Trestman's offense was pure West Coast, with Gannon firing numerous timing passes to veterans Jerry Rice and Tim Brown.