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Levy likes Trestman

January 16, 2013 - Ron Deuter
Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Marv Levy, who resides in Chicago, had nothing but positive remarks about new Bears head coach Marc Trestman.

Levy, 87, told the Chicago Tribune that Trestman’s career path looks like a replay of his own.

"(Trestman) went as an assistant in the NFL up to Canada in Montreal. So did I," said Levy, who coaches the Bills to four straight Super Bowls in the early 1990s. "He has been there five years. So was I. He went to three Grey Cups. So did we. He won two of them. So did we. Now five years later, he is being given a few opportunities in the NFL. So there is a tremendous parallel in that.”

Levy also taked about spending a week at one of Trestman’s training camps in Montreal five years ago.

"I thought, boy, this guy has it,” Levy said. “Very smart. Works well with others in the organization. Knows where his strengths lie and knows where he needs the right assistants. He teaches well, his players buy in. When I saw his name on the (Bears) list, I thought … there are two guys (that stuck out), he and Tom Clements, to be honest with you."

Levy thinks Trestman will be a good for Jay Cutler too.

"I've always had a high regard, by the way, for Cutler,” he said. “I realize there have been some ups and downs. But Marc is just the right guy for him. He teaches well and he has just the right way to communicate with players."



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