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Former Marc Trestman quarterback Rich Gannon says the coach is very demanding and he expects his signal callers to be multi-faceted, to be able to walk and chew gum at the same time.
The ex-Raiders QB Gannon was a top student of Trestman and had unbelievable success under him.
With the Raiders, Gannon achieved his greatest successes, including four consecutive seasons making the Pro Bowl (1999 to 2002), three consecutive postseason appearances for the Raiders (2000 to 2002), three All-Pro selections (2000 to 2002), and an appearance in Super Bowl XXXVII.
Gannon feels current Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has an incredible opportunity if he’s ready to buy in to what Trestman is selling.
“The big thing for Jay Cutler is just realizing that you have an unbelievable opportunity here to work with a guy who has really had success with quarterbacks,” Gannon said, via Adam L. Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times.
“You have to ask yourself, ‘Why has he had this success?”
“He expects a lot from the quarterback position in terms of leadership, temperament, demeanor,” Gannon said. “He’s constantly giving you reminders.
“In order to do that, [Cutler has] got to invest a lot of time, effort and energy into the whole thing,” Gannon said. “It’s about Marc trusting Cutler, about Jay trusting Marc that he’s going to put him in the right positions. If you can ever get to that point, then you can do something special together.
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