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Chicago Bears HC Marc Trestman spoke first today to kick off the NFL Combine. The first part is below.
Transcript, Part 1- Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman at the 2013 NFL Combine, courtesy of Mark Potash, Chicago Sun-Times
Let me just start by telling you I'm unbelievably excited about being the Chicago Bears head football coach. That's a great way to start the day.
And a little bit about what we've been doing over the last five weeks: We started immediately on putting a staff together.
I think we've done a fantastic job collectively and organizationally of putting together a group of men who are not only great teachers but guys with great people skills.
We're just about complete with our staff. We'll finish up with a wide receiver coach over the next few days. And we're
excited both about the fit that he will bring to our team and what he will do in our receiver situation in terms of handling the guys on a daily basis.
We've also spent time evaluating our football team from inside out. Our coaches have spent a tremendous amount of time watching tape of our players and evaluating them as much as we can without having the opportunity to spend time with them on the practice field or in meetings.
Secondly, we've also done a very diligent job, our staff and our personnel people, evaluating the free agents that are out there as well. The process for both is ongoing and certainly that information will be kept internally as we move on to the offseason and get closer to those dates.
So those have been the two main aspects, or three main aspects, of what's gone over the last five weeks. It's been a terribly exciting process of getting to know the men and women in our organization operationally and internally on the football side as well. And watching our staff work together and their presentations and the information that we gathered over that period of time.
I'm excited to be here. And I'll leave it to questions."
(Part 2 to come)