New Bears head coach Marc Trestman credits his wife Cindy for pointing out certain things he needed to change to be a better man and to be someone's head coach.
Trestman also credits the Bears public relations staff for preparing him for the questions he would face in his introductory press conference, and like the thorough, prepared head coach he now is, Trestman was ready for the question about middle linebacker Brian Urlacher's future.
He just couldn't answer it.
Is Urlacher part of his vision on defense?
"Some of it I can answer and some of it I can't ... objectively," Trestman said.
He explained that until he sits down with General Manager Phil Emery and goes over player personnel, Trestman just can't say anything but praise for what Urlacher has done as the face of the franchise. "Number one: I've watched the man play, for a lot of years, he exemplifies what being a Chicago Bear is all about".
If Urlacher does sign a new free agent contract and returns, he'll do so with a new defensive coordinator.
Rod Marinelli decided to leave the Bears and not stay on Trestman's staff.