Originally posted by boast:
Jerry was overjoyed when Trestman was fired. Trestman almost caused Jerry to retire. Jerry also had one of his worst years the year Trestman canned. only 8 TDs and his receiving yards avg was way below normal.
1995-Jerry Rice set the NFL single season receiving yards record...who was the OC that year?
Rice may have complained about Trestman, but that's because he adapted the offense, utilizing more short passes to try and compensate for the lack of a running game. Jerry didn't want to be used as a possession receiver. Trestman stated at the time that he was limited by personnel in terms of running a similar offense to what Shanahan had...IE....Derek Loville sucked goat balls.
Now what did Jerry say about Trestman when they were in Oakland together?
""Coming from the Niners, I don't feel like he got a legitimate shot," says Rice, who left the 49ers in 2001 to play for the Raiders, the same season Trestman joined the club after three seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. "So this is like another opportunity for him. And he's making the best of it"
"When Gannon accepted his M.V.P. award, he singled out Trestman, a well-worn veteran like himself.
''The thing I like about Marc is his aggressiveness,'' Gannon said. ''I feel like he's always in attack mode, and as players, we respond to that.''
Gruden said of Trestman, ''He probably doesn't get enough credit as a strategist in the N.F.L.''
"In 1996, Young led the NFL with a 97.2 passer rating and Rice topped the league with 108 receptions as the 49ers went 12-4 and made the playoffs for the fifth straight year. "He was an offensive innovator at that time, a great game-day play-caller," Young said Wednesday on ESPN. "But he's grown into the ability to actually be an orchestrator of a whole organization. This guy is ready. More than anybody, he's mature and experienced. It's time for Marc Trestman to be a head coach in the NFL, and I'm very excited for him."
"This is an exceptional hire for the Chicago Bears," Rice added on ESPN. "He's an offensive-minded coach. He's a great play-caller. He's a guru when it comes to quarterbacking."
"I think you're going to see a different quarterback, a guy that pretty much when he steps on the football field he knows exactly what he wants to do," Rice said.
"Marc Trestman is right up there with Mike Holmgren and Mike Shanahan.
[The Bears] got an exceptional coach. [Cutler and Trestman] are going to build a relationship. I think it's going to be very similar to [Colin] Kaepernick and Jim Harbaugh [with the 49ers]."
"Marc Trestman is a very smart coach. He knows how to get next to this guy and bring out the best in him. I think with Jay Cutler, he just needs that type of relationship with a coach and that's going to bring out the best in him."
The 49ers problems stemmed from the front office miscalculating just how important Ricky Watters was and underestimating how difficult it would be to replace him. Derek Loville was an awful, awful running back with no vision. What that did was make the 49ers one-dimensional and they weren't a serious threat again until Garrison Heart, a legit starting RB, came along. Trestman simply became a convenient scapegoat for the fanbase's anger at having lost to Green Bay back to back. Its a shame, because he could have been a very good OC for a long time with the 49ers.
[ Edited by Phoenix49ers on Dec 10, 2013 at 9:53 AM ]