SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Trestman for governor?

Thursday, Jan 17, 2013

* Tribune

[Gov. Pat Quinn’s] governing style is often puzzling: He declares deadlines for lawmakers to act, setting himself up for failure when the date comes and goes and nothing happens. He publicly switches positions multiple times on major issues, leaving his allies wondering if they can trust him. And he seems to lack the political skills of past Illinois governors who were able to get stakeholders in a room, find common ground and seal the deal.

“He’s not constitutionally cut out, I don’t think, to be a manager,” said Charles N. Wheeler III, who teaches how to cover state government at the University of Illinois at Springfield. “He is more a rabble-rouser, a populist, a bomb thrower out there stirring the pot. But when it comes to actually figuring out how to get things done, that is not his strong suit.”

* Meanwhile, Montreal Alouettes play-by-play radio announcer Charles-Andre Marchand talked to the Sun-Times about new Bears head coach Marc Trestman

“He’s a guy who is a leader. He’s charismatic. The players really buy into his system. They really love it. Definitely for a quarterback, he’s a great mastermind. […]

“Every detail for him counts. He’s got a sense of detail that is really something. […]

“I’ve covered pro sports for 33 years. I’ve never seen practices so well organized, so drilled. Not a minute was wasted. I’ve seen practices in football, hockey and soccer, you name it. I’ve never seen that. It was like they were practicing their practices before we could see their practice. To the most extreme detail, he will be very thorough. […]

“He really figured out the subtleties of Canadian football, where you can have movement before the snap. As a play-by-play guy, he was really making my life miserable because one minute I look at S.J. Green on the right side, and whoops he was hooking to the left, while [Jamel] Richardson was doing the opposite. You know those guys in New York City, who play with the nuts and shells, where you try to figure out where is the nut under the shell. That was basically the offense that Trestman was putting on the field.”

* Related…

* Quinn: Pension reform before gambling expansion

* Quinn stands by ‘Squeezy’ despite pension inaction

- Posted by Rich Miller        

  1. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 11:26 am:

    Trestman is the perfect coach to lead the Bears back to the Grey Cup.

    I truly hope I’m wrong his prospects for success, but I am very underwhelmed by this choice.

  2. - Kasich Walker, Jr. - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 11:35 am:

    If the Trib is around for their coveted endorsements in 2014, maybe they’ll go for Brady again.

  3. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 11:37 am:

    Trestmans are defeated in elections. All my life I’ve heard pleas of better organizers, managers, non poll watchers, and non politicians leading our over centralized, corrupted governments. When candidates like that run-they lose.

    Governments have intruded into our lives to such an extent voters feel a need to see a candidate displaying emotions, displaying an Oprahesque quality, not a candidate who can add, organize, make hard decisions, or lead. They want Nannies, not Eisenhowers. They want Quinn’s, not Trestmans.

  4. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 11:37 am:

    A lot of great quarterbacks have had good things to say about Trestman. Here’s hoping he can coax Cutler to the next level.

    Cutler finished the season the 20th ranked QB, the Bears finished with the No. 28 offense. That’s not cutting it for an alleged franchise QB you spent two No. 1 picks to acquire.

    Yes, he took 38 sacks, but the the No. 1-ranked QB, Aaron Rogers, took 51. Other higher-ranked QBs took more sacks than Jay, too.

    Jay’s going into the final year of his contract. Trestman was hired to save his career. Time for Jay to grow up, step up or be the Jeff George of his era — a huge, underachieving bust.

  5. - walkinfool - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 11:40 am:

    We already know how to move things around so much we lose track, in Springfield.

    Maybe he knows some great offensive lineman flying over the radar up there.

  6. - Crime Fighter - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 11:44 am:

    =”voters feel a need to see a candidate displaying emotions, displaying an Oprahesque quality, not a candidate who can add, organize, make hard decisions, or lead. They want Nannies, not Eisenhowers. They want Quinn’s, not Trestmans.=”

    Further if you ask public workers, Quinn has been more of a Lance Armstrong than Oprah.

    VM makes sense: People rejected process-oriented Hynes for showman Quinn.

  7. - Stones - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 11:44 am:

    I didn’t know much about Trestman prior to him being selected as the Bears new Head Coach. As excited about the prospect of the my team finally having a modern offense, I wish the Bears went for more of a “butt kicker” type of coach instead of a players style of coach. I think that was Lovie’s ultimate downfall.

  8. - wordslinger - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 12:00 pm:

    –I truly hope I’m wrong his prospects for success, but I am very underwhelmed by this choice. –

    Yeah, I know what you mean, but the Bears have never gone after a name NFL coach. Just not the way they do business.

    I think it’s an all-Jay all-the-time choice, based on Trestman’s work with Bernie Kosar, Steve Young and Rich Gannon.

    Put it this way — if Jay doesn’t pay off in a hurry, the Bears are in full rebuild, anwyay, and who the coach is might not matter for a while.

    Still, I hear some say Trestman has Eisenhower qualities, lol.

  9. - Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 12:02 pm:

    Yesterday, the Public Radio program “MarketPlace” broadcast this interview of Gov. Brown on its morning program.

    It’s interesting to see how an effective Governor works and how an articulate Governor can explain things.

    Imagine that, effective and articulate. He actually got a tax increase put on the ballot AND convinced the voters to pass it. We can only dream…

  10. - Fire Anita Alvarez - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 12:15 pm:

    I’m looking forward to seeing a modern offense under Trestman. Under Lovie, the Bears’ best NFL rank in offense was 15th in the Super Bowl year with Rex Grossman at quarterback.

    Key will be who he hires as defensive coordinator now that Rod Marinelli is leaving

  11. - Boone Logan Square - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 12:45 pm:

    Rod Marinelli is gone. Trestman should hire Squeezy as the Bears’ new defensive coordinator.

  12. - Kasich Walker, Jr. - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 12:57 pm:

    Hey, Pot –

    Thanks for the clip. Brown has always given good interviews, but Quinn doesn’t do so bad, either. He was on Chi Tonight within the past week or so.

    Maybe IL constituencies will become more aggressive with the use of the ballot initiative process in the same way mentioned by Brown as well as recently experienced in CO, WA,& OR.

  13. - Irish - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 12:59 pm:

    As a Vikings fan the Bears problems have always been a boon. (Not that Minn. has done anything better with their coaching choices.) But the best thing Trestman did was get rid of Tice. How anybody felt that he could coach is beyond me.

  14. - Kasich Walker, Jr. - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 1:35 pm:

    Why does Gov. Quinn single out the gambling industry for prohibition on political campaign contributions? Why is it all right for the construction industry, utilities, Nuke builders, etc, to contribute, but not the casino people?

  15. - OneMan - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 2:16 pm:

    Imagine that, effective and articulate.

    Also featured in one of my favorite DK songs…

    I am Governor Jerry Brown,
    I always smile and never frown….

  16. - Pot calling kettle - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 2:28 pm:

    ==Maybe IL constituencies will become more aggressive with the use of the ballot initiative process in the same way mentioned by Brown as well as recently experienced in CO, WA,& OR.==

    Constitutionally, we do not have the same options as many other states.

  17. - Amalia - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 3:44 pm:

    Nuts and shells for Governor. wait, we already….oh never mind.

  18. - Norseman - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 4:58 pm:

    Let’s have a trade. Illinois gets Trestman for Governor and the Bears get Quinn as head coach, Sheila as offensive coordinator and Squeezy as defensive coordinator.

  19. - Just The Way It Is One - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 6:44 pm:

    Let’s not get too carried away (i.e.about ‘m becoming Governor)…all joking aside, let’s just 1ST see if he is a good NFL–and NOT Cfl–Head Coach, something he’s not EVer been “South of the Border,” to use his words. Let’s start with 16 Regular Season Games in 2013, and then we can all better assess his performance. Until then, the Jury is out…

  20. - Yellow Dog Democrat - Thursday, Jan 17, 13 @ 8:06 pm:

    Squeezy for tight end?

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* Jak Tichenor named interim Simon Institute director
* Board of Elections states the obvious to the clueless
* Vote Yes On Safe Roads Amendment
* Pay Now coalition asks Supremes to review state employee pay issue
* Question of the day
* Vote no because driverless cars!
* ILGOP ups ante on anti-Bradley ad, shows Dem comparing MJM to Lincoln
* Creamer tries to explain away the undercover video
* Caption contest!
* A bit much
* Munger puts Rauner's $1 million contribution to good use
* IDES says Illinois lost 800 manufacturing jobs last month
* IDOC moves to reform solitary confinement rules
* A massive game of "chicken"
* Why was that anti-Bradley ad taken down by YouTube?
* By popular demand, here's that Madigan/Trump/Clinton photo
* Good for the goose...
* About last night...
* Yesterday's blog posts

Visit our advertisers...






Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

* Alcatel brings ‘new’ quartet of low-cost unlocked Android phones to the US
* ZTE Axon 7 Max may be announced on October 27
* iPhone 7 Plus modems analyzed, Qualcomm deemed better than Intel
* Apple sues accessories maker for counterfeit chargers on Amazon
* Project CSX vote gives SpiderPhone the win for ZTE to build and sell
* Chromecast Ultra, Daydream View on sale from Google Store
* Microsoft 1Q17 earnings, hardware on target

* International draft stands to benefit White Sox
* Davidson reflects on 'whirlwind' 2016 season
* Starting pitcher rankings: White Sox have four of them
* Podcast: 2016 Chicago White Sox Infield Review
* White Sox Rumors: Sox hire Chris Getz as new Director Of Player Dev...
* Source: Getz to oversee Sox player development
* Awakening from denial: A Sox fan's journey through dark Cub-winning...


Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0


* Election Spending Examined - Alton Daily News..
* Illinois Budget Lawsuit - WPSD Local 6..
* Data Shows Record-Low Unemployment In Illinois,.....

* Judge: Illinois inmate's hunger strike is protected speech
* Wooded Island in Jackson Park reopening after improvements
* 4 artists to have works displayed at Chicago rail stations
* Chicago suburb raises legal age to buy tobacco to 21
* Celebrities among those long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans
* Illinois senators aim to ban campaigning by agency directors
* Most Syrian refugees arriving in US are kids; schools adapt
* Man admits buying cigarettes in Missouri to sell in Chicago
* Service providers seek Illinois Supreme Court intervention
* Survey: Nearly 400 state jobs could be moved to Springfield

* SIU injury-prevention program reinstated through stopgap budget
* Survey: 386 state jobs could relocate to Springfield
* SIU injury-prevention program reinstated through state's stopgap spending plan
* Illinois unemployment rate holds at 5.5 percent
* Loose ceiling beam in Coliseum led to closure
* Proposal would ban agency directors from campaign ads
* Illinois State Fair Coliseum closed due to structural deficiencies
* State fairgrounds Coliseum temporarily closed due to structural deficiencies
* Illinois agency: YouTube glitch behind training video porn
* Corrections officers call for increased safety at Logan County prison

* Illinois secure in election readiness despite database hack
* Full of Obamacare patients, Rush Oak Park eyes new $30 million ER
* Southwest Michigan is for lovers—of wine and craft beer
* Home remodelers, city promises to slash your red tape
* Mark Kirk: Trump's stance on election results 'delusional'

* 55-year-old man with dementia reported missing from Park Manor
* Man grazed in South Side shooting
* Here comes Game 6 at Wrigley in NLCS, both a thrill and a terror
* Three-and-Out: Rookie RB Jordan Howard struggles again for Bears
* Optics illusion? Lackey growls, young Cubs shrug it off, win 2
* Cubs beat Dodgers to reach brink of first World Series since 1945
* Russell’s second big blast in 2 games lifts Cubs
* 16-year-old boy wounded in Bronzeville drive-by shooting
* A Game 5 victory, and now the Cubs get to climb Mt. Kershaw
* Georgia Nicols horoscopes for Oct. 21, 2016

* 'Front Page' on Broadway with Nathan Lane: No need for rewrite!
* NLCS Game 5: Cubs 8, Dodgers 4
* Cubs gain one-game edge in NLCS with 8-4 victory over Dodgers
* Teen among 3 wounded in city shootings
* Jon Lester's intensity sets tone as Cubs sit at doorstep of history
* Brian Hoyer suffers broken left arm in Bears' loss to Packers
* Game 5 turning point: Another Addison Russell homer
* Bears right guard Kyle Long says arm injury is significant
* Reeling Bears suffer another loss, another wave of injuries vs. Packers
* Clayton Kershaw not thinking too deeply about 'magnitude' of Game 6

The widget AQL4JYGHIY powered by Feed Informer does not exist.

* SIU injury-prevention program reinstated through stopgap budget
* Survey: 386 state jobs could relocate to Springfield
* Our View: For circuit judge, Cadagin, Troemper are endorsed
* SIU injury-prevention program reinstated through state's stopgap spending plan
* Illinois unemployment rate holds at 5.5 percent
* Loose ceiling beam in Coliseum led to closure
* Proposal would ban agency directors from campaign ads
* Bernard Schoenburg: Judge candidates investing in their own campaigns
* Eugene Robinson: Can we please just fast-forward to Election Day?
* Ray LaHood and Ed Rendell: Vote 'yes' on roads amendment

* Prayer day set for local law enforcement
* 40 years after Murphysboro teen's death, friends endow scholarship in his name
* Adventure camps 'explode' for conservation district
* Andrew Harpstrite
* Brenda Bennett
* J.D. Dungey
* William Smith
* Arvel 'A.J.' Lawrence
* Prentice Thomas Sr.
* James Cox

* Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter
* Cubs are one win from the World Series
* Cubs beat Dodgers 8-4, head home with 3-2 lead in NLCS
* Rypien helps No. 14 Boise State hold off BYU, 28-27
* Packers send wounded Bears to 1-6

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* US Sen. Dick Durbin urges big pharma actio......
* The Daily Northwestern : U.S. Sen. Dick Du......
* Durbin: “Worst” of Trump's Statements - WLS...

* Duckworth outraises Kirk in last quarter -......

* Bucktown Man Arrested After Mugging Woman At Gunpoint, Resisting Arrest
* Peter Out
* The Jerk Stop Celebrates Its Grand Opening With 20% Off Your First Order
* Transportation coalition spends nearly $3M on ads for guaranteed public funding
* Transportation coalition spends over $2M on ads for guaranteed public funding
* A Whiter Shade of Pale
* Gutierrez gets ready to move on immigration reform
* Scenes from Illinois REALTORS®’ media spokesperson training
* Illinois REALTORS® Global Working Group gains NAR recognition
* Foster: In case you missed it, Hillary Clinton is for open borders

* Illinois Partners with State of Telangana, India to Strengthen Smart State Initiatives - State to state agreement to accelerate opportunities and service to citizens
* Illinois EPA Announces Vehicle Emissions Testing Network Updates - New Contract to Offer More Efficient, Less Expensive Tests
* Annual Training Underway For Gas Station Owners, Service Technicans
* Governor Rauner Announces Recommendations from Health Care Fraud Elimination Task Force Report
* Annual Training Underway For Gas Station Owners, Service Technicians

      Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller