Though Marc Trestman didn't succeed as a head coach in Chicago, one of his former players thinks that he'll do a great job with the Ravens as an offensive coordinator.
Tight end Martellus Bennett appeared on the NFL Network's NFL AM and was asked about Trestman in his new role. He explained that there were some difficulties that Trestman, who was in his first NFL head coaching gig, didn't have expereince working through.
"Trestman, I think, first off, the issue that he had, probably, was managing us all, all the different personalities. There's a lot of big personalities (in the locker room). And I think, for a first-time head coach in the NFL, dealing with all the personalities that you have, I think that's hard when you got guys like me, you know, (Brandon) Marshall ... Lance Briggs on defense, (Charles) Tillman.
"There's so many guys with such outgoing personalities that managing those guys and bringing them all together is what a leader needs to do, you know? And that's one of the toughest things."
But when it came to his in-game strategy?
"Calling plays, he was excellent. I think he's going to be an excellent coordinator for the Ravens. Strategically, he was great. But on the field, guys just weren't executing."
Some professional coaches are better suited as coordinators instead of head coaches. Perhaps Trestman is one of them, as Bennett seems to be alluding to.