What a difference a year makes. I'm stoked that we actually have an offense that can compete (not consistently perform) to the tune of the Green Bays, Saints, and Patriots of the world. I think that his coaching costed us a few games, such as the goal line calls against Detroit last week. There was definitely going to be an adjustment period for him to get acclimated back into the NFL, but I think that we are seeing the evolution of the Bears to an offensive powerhouse. When was the last time we could boast of firepower of this caliber?
I think that there is only room to grow. Who knows if Cutler is back next year, but his system has shown that it can make back ups like McCown look decent. There's no way Mad Martz or Tice could have orchestrated an offense like this. Granted, there were fewer weapons during the past few years compared to this, but Trestman allows for audibles to be made. In my opinion, the most crucial change that occurred, is that he calls his own plays. There is direct communication between him and the QB. It's way better than the bucket brigade method of Tice last season. It took so long last year to call some plays, that we had to burn a timeout.
I think he gets a B+ through this season. I thought that this was a 7-9 to an 8-8 team. To be in this position, has me excited. Let's hope that we don't go through one of those late season swirls down the toilet bowl.