image
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
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        


20 Comments
  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.

    http://www.marketplace.org/topics/economy/governor-jerry-brown-balancing-californias-budget

    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.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Duckworth to announce on Monday
* Rauner mulls selling Thompson Center
* Question of the day
* It's just a bill...
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Brown: Exploring an exploratory committee is "under review"
* Rauner administration denies union report of progress on fair share suit
* *** UPDATED x2 - Durbin out of the running? *** Illinois Republicans react to potential Durbin elevation
* Is a new era finally dawning in Illinois?
* Meanwhile, in Opposite Land...
* Good morning!
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

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

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * Be part of the Star Wars Rebels in new Android game
        * Long-rumored Windows Phone 3D Touch Mixview finally pictured
        * Olio brings its first smartwatch to the wearable market
        * How Lightroom works: Where it keeps your images and presets, and how to back up
        * Motorola isn’t keen on tablets, suggests Lenovo Yogas
        * Motorola hints at new Moto Maker material option
        * Leaked photos might be the LG G4 or G4 Note variant

        * What Is Silicon Valley’s Problem With Gender?
        * Ryan Reynolds Mocks Burt Reynolds In The First Deadpool Photo
        * LG G4 Rumored For Late April Release
        * Motorola Teases Red Leather Moto Maker Option
        * Cadillac CT6 is a Concert Hall on Wheels with 34 Speaker Bose Panaray System
        * Super Mario 64 KD Remake Can Be Played In Your Browser
        * Google’s GIF Response to Wall Street Journal Lobbying Story

        * 'Athletic' Sale makes progress during simulated game
        * 'Athletic' Sale makes progress during simulated game
        * Two blasts not enough to support Shark vs. Cubs
        * White Sox make waiver claim on righty Drabek
        * White Sox want Rodon to be 'complete product' in debut
        * Former team, four homers don't faze Samardzija
        * Two blasts not enough to support Shark vs. Cubs

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        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

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Ratings firm's undisclosed report sees Illiana .....
        * Budget-patching deal dips into various state funds..
        * Bruce Springsteen performed one of his most hig.....
        * Budget deal dips into various Illinois funds..
        * Rauner Signs Budget Short-Fix Into Law..
        * Rauner urges Will County to embrace 'empowermen.....
        * Rauner administration could put price tag on Th.....
        * Rauner Signs Into Law Compromise Plan to Fix Bu.....


        * Ferry reopening between southern Illinois, western Kentucky
        * Chicago rooftop owner charged with trying to defraud Cubs
        * Budget-patching deal dips into various state funds
        * Man sentenced for defrauding clients of retirement funds
        * Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie to get small bison herd
        * Illinois comptroller expedites funds to child care providers
        * Pot seized, man arrested after Nebraska traffic stop
        * Lawmakers' budget deal raises concerns over burial costs
        * State budget deals means $15M cut to U of I
        * Durbin praises Reid's leadership; no comment on successor

        * Budget-patching deal dips into various state funds
        * Comptroller Munger expedites funds to child care providers
        * Lawmakers' budget deal raises concerns over burial costs
        * Former Congressman Schilling making 'special announcement' Saturday in Peoria
        * Illinois Army National Guard member, cousin arrested for allegedly supporting Islamic State group
        * Senate passes plan to fix $1.6B budget hole
        * Illinois Senate passes plan to fix $1.6B budget hole
        * Schock says he leaves Congress with sadness, humility
        * Suburban Chicago men arrested for allegedly supporting Islamic State group
        * Bill would bar public funds for graduation speakers at state universities

        * ADM executives received big pay bumps in 2014
        * Donald Perkins, former Jewel CEO and civic leader, dies at 88
        * Esquire Theater sold for $176 million
        * Illinois GOP is biggest loser in Schock scandal
        * Common to headline City Colleges commencement


          * Illinois law on religious objection balanced by discrimination ban
          * Small fire at Gold Coast high-rise extinguished quickly
          * Rauner administration could put price tag on Thompson Center
          * Insurer lowers cost of HIV treatments after discrimination complaints
          * Prosecutors: Man killed while begging for his life in Ravenswood alley
          * Applause for cops who save man at Midway Airport
          * 2nd woman makes sex abuse claim against chiropractor, prosecutors say
          * Manager of Chicago rapper Lil Durk slain on South Side
          * Emanuel uses borrowing to cope with Daley's debt burden
          * Homeless man dies from being hit by car in Northlake


          * With GOP votes, Indiana House approves religious objection bill
          * After spending scandals, Rep. Aaron Schock says goodbye
          * Legislature to consider Madigan plan to fill state budget gap
          * Rauner signs into law compromise plan to fix budget hole
          * Where can a politician wield more influence? Chicago's City Council vs. Illinois' Statehouse
          * More people moved away from Illinois last year than any other state
          * Flamin' Hot Cheetos top Chicago Public School vending machines
          * Flamin' Hot Cheetos top some Chicago Public School vending machines
          * Flamin' Hot Cheetos top Chicago Public School vending machines
          * ACLU: Chicago police make more stops than New York at its peak


          * Budget-patching deal dips into various state funds
          * Comptroller Munger expedites funds to child care providers
          * Lawmakers' budget deal raises concerns over burial costs
          * Former Congressman Schilling making 'special announcement' Saturday in Peoria
          * Kris Theilen: Street, sidewalk improvements a point of pride
          * Esther Cepeda: An ode to the joy of inspired teaching
          * E.J. Dionne: What Ted Cruz knows about strategy
          * State Journal-Register city election endorsements to begin Sunday
          * Quote of the Day: Friday, March 27, 2015
          * Illinois Army National Guard member, cousin arrested for allegedly supporting Islamic State group


          * Upcoming Services (March 27)
          * Updated: Indiana man facing charges after Friday interstate accident
          * Lawmakers' budget deal raises concerns over burial costs
          * Top softball teams: St. Joseph-Ogden at No. 1
          * Break for Illini in LoVett's recruitment?
          * UI Men's Tennis vs. Penn State
          * Rock Island to close part of 6th Avenue for repair work
          * No decision yet on Loda liquor license request
          * Man sentenced to probation for growing marijuana
          * Coroner identifies couple in murder-suicide


          * Outlook seems good for swift Kane recovery
          * PM&L Theatre looks to expand its space and offerings in downtown Antioch
          * Bulls thriving after being spurned by Melo
          * Obama urges expansion of 'take child to work' day
          * Saudis 'very pleased' with US support for Yemen air campaign

          * Kelly develops ag platform for diverse dis...
          * Congresswoman Robin Kelly to Host Youth Jo...
          * Opinion: Why Jesse Jr. Could Make a Comeback
          * Rep. Tammy Duckworth Fundraising For Senat...
          * Exclusive: Rep. Tammy Duckworth raising mo...
          * CBC Members React as Jesse Jackson Jr. Get...
          * STAND Scoffs At Newest FAA 'Study', Rep. K...
          * Two Joliet pastors form community initiati...
          * Historical Weekend for Waterford Racing Club
          * Presented by Healthcare Education Project:...

          * New York Sen. Chuck Schumer Quick Front-Ru......
          * Pugnacious Sen. Harry Reid says he's retir......
          * Inside Chuck Schumer's 24-hour campaign fo......
          * Reid backs Schumer to succeed him as Democ......
          * Schumer in line for top Democratic post in......

          * Illinois Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D) To Seek ......
          * Rep. Tammy Duckworth to announce for Senat......
          * Black Power in Washington...
          * Tillis and Burr vote for same-sex marriage......
          * Two men accused of planning attacks in sup......

          * The Weekend In Chicago Rock
          * The Beachwood Radio Sports Hour #44: Alice In Cubsland
          * Reid not to run in 2016, endorses Schumer over Illinois' Durbin
          * U.S. Reps. Schakowsky, Becerra At Social Security Press Conference
          * TV Pilot Shooting Next Week Near Entertainment District
          * “The Driver’s Side” – News From The Motorist’s Perspective
          * Geek Joins Outside The Loop Radio On Saturday Morning
          * “I did not come to Springfield to ask permission to opt my children out of high-stakes testing.”
          * I am a candidate for IEA Retired delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly.
          * Rogers Park Road Rage Incident Caught On Video


          * Governor Rauner Takes Bill Action
          * Nominating Petitions Available For Illinois Commodity Board Seats
          * Health Matters: 2015 Illinois Minority Health Efforts - Creating & Sustaining Healthy Communities
          * ‘Text First, Talk Second’ Often Best Way to Contact Loved Ones When Disaster Strikes - IEMA Encourages People to Have Plan for Communicating with Family Members, Friends during Emergencies
          * New Illinois Server Training Law effective July 1 - State currently offering FREE responsible beverage server classes




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