CBS football analyst Boomer Esiason says he respects Marc Trestman as an offensive mind and coordinator, but added that the Bears coach lacks the personality required of a head coach.
Esiason made the remark Friday to Patrick Mannelly and Matt Spiegel on 670 The Score.
“When they signed Marc Trestman,” Esiason said, “who I actually have a lot of respect for as an offensive coordinator and somebody who knows how to call plays … I never felt he’d be a great personality as a head coach.
“And frankly, allowing Brandon Marshall to do what he does on Showtime was shocking to all of us. Bill Belichick would never allow that to happen. Maybe that’s just the new way of doing things in the NFL. But I think — Pat, you and I are probably in agreement with this — is that there’s only one way to do anything in the NFL and that’s a disciplined approach to everything that you do. That has never changed throughout the years. This is really a departure from that, which doesn’t surprise me that they’re having some failures here at this juncture of the season.”
Despite those feelings, Esiason wouldn’t lobby for any midseason coaching changes in Chicago.
“Well, you know, I’ve never been an advocate of firing coaches in the midst of a season,” Esiason said. “I don’t really know what that does in the NFL. I know it works in baseball, and I know it works in hockey and the NBA, simply because those teams have so many more games than football teams do. To change ways in midstream and start hearing from another guy – most likely the guys in Oakland are tuning out Tony Sparano, their play hasn’t gotten any better.”