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Marc Trestman is ‘cool, calm and collected’ head coach
S.J. Green couldn’t be happier for Marc Trestman.
The Montreal Alouettes star receiver knows that his former head coach dreamed of being an NFL coach. Just after 4 a.m. on Wednesday, the Bears named Trestman, a longtime NFL assistant who was in charge of the Alouettes for the last five seasons, their new head coach.
“I’m happy for coach Trestman,” Green told the Sun-Times Wednesday morning. “It’s well deserved. He came to the CFL with NFL experience. That was intriguing for us as player to buy into anything that he told us. Ultimately, it led to our success in the league in the last five years.
“It’s a special moment because we developed bonds over the last five years and relationships. But it’s a good opportunity for him and I’m just happy for him to get the opportunity he’s always dreamed of to be a head coach in the NFL.”
But what’s he like in the locker room, in meetings and around players?
Green had plenty to say. And it sounds like there’s some similarities — at least from a personality standpoint — with Lovie Smith, who was fired after nine seasons on Dec. 31.
“[Trestman is] a great guy,” said Green, who spent time with the New York Jets in 2010. “He’s a quiet guy, but he tries to reach everybody. He really takes the time to become personable with everyone and tries to get to know every guy on a personal level. Me personally, I appreciated that because it helped me get through some times and helped developed me as a player and as a man also.
“In the locker room, he’s not a rah-rah guy. He’s not a bum-you-out, cuss-you-out, embarrass-you type of guy. But he’ll get his point his across. He’s not an aggressive guy, he’s more laid back and a cool, calm and collected type.”