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Matt Forte on Marc Trestman: “He’s very intelligent”
At the owners meeting last month, Bears head coach Marc Trestman was very complimentary of Matt Forte.
The feeling is mutual.
“It’s nice to hear that from a coach,” Forte said of Trestman’s glowing comments. “Obviously, he’s watched a lot of film. And just in these last two weeks, getting to know him and being in meetings with him, he’s very intelligent. He’s very intelligent off the field but, football wise, he’s even more intelligent.”
Forte is also impressed with offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer, whom he already knew. In 2008, when he was eligible for the NFL Draft, Forte visited with the New Orleans Saints, where Kromer was an assistant coach.
” I remember him. He’s a nice guy to talk to, and I like his attitude toward the game and how he teaches the game and how he teaches us about the protections, and breaks it down,” Forte said. “They break down every aspect of the play, so we know what the goal of every play is. Each step. How it all works together.”
Forte also added that he and quarterback Jay Cutler are excited about the concepts and new additions on offense, particularly the veteran offensive linemen.
“It’s hard to throw when people are in your face. It makes my job and his job easier if the big guys up front are doing their jobs. So he’s as excited as I am,” Forte said. “We got a lot of guys up there with experience. The last couple of years – ever since I’ve been here – we’ve had guys with a low number of starts, and they get thrown in there. But this offensive line will have a lot of game experience under them.”