Brandon Marshall throws support behind Marc Trestman
By Sean Jensen firstname.lastname@example.org January 16, 2013 8:26AM
Updated: January 16, 2013 8:27AM
New Bears coach Marc Trestman got a ringing endorsement from one of the team’s key players.
Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall was a vocal supporter of Lovie Smith, but he is excited about the team’s future under Trestman.
“I absolutely love the hire,” Marshall told the Sun-Times, “and the few guys I’ve talked to love it too.
“Hearing from guys who have played for him and been around him, he’s a guy that’s innovative.”
Marshall said he’s already started reading Trestman’s book, “Perseverance: Life Lessons of Leadership and Teamwork.”
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler trained with Trestman before his rookie season with the Denver Broncos.
“I really think all of the guys will benefit from this and our team will go to another level,” Marshall said. “That always seems to happen when you get a coach who really gets it and who understands every part of the game. I’m excited.
I can’t wait to get back to work with him and the guys, and I’m excited to learn from him.”
Marshall also applauded the search conducted by general manager Phil Emery.
“The thing I appreciate the most is, is Phil’s due diligence and how he brought the best guy for our organization,” Marshall said.
Meanwhile, Marshall said he underwent a minor scope on his hip last night.
“Just a little clean up,” he said.
Marshall, though, will not defend his Pro Bowl MVP because he will not play in the NFL’s All-Star game.