This is a good opportunity for us to see how Trestman responds in a true crisis.

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    It will be no small task to just keep the team playing with heart & passion, if we start getting blown out due to a decimated defense. The writer who predicted GB will hang 60 points on us could be right. Guys like Rodgers and Brady can be lethal, even with injured starters on O.
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    Very interesting question. If there's one big difference between being a CFL HC and an NFL HC, it's the pressure. With the exception of Saskatchewan where the inmates are all certifiable (just kidding) all of the intense pressure in Canadian cities gets focused on the NHL teams. Now he's living the pressure his former cross-town compatriot, the HC of the Montréal Canadiens, experienced on a daily basis.

    From a personnel perspective, he's had worse to deal with in Montreal, where not only did he have to contend with injuries, he had the ratio to deal with as well. No NFL HC has that problem and it's a very significant one. I won't bore people here with the details, but it can make or break a team.

    So I don't see this problem as one of dealing with injuries to key personnel, rather it's a matter of dealing with this issue while under intense scrutiny in a big $$$ entertainment industry.
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    The thing about it is he didn't have a lot of success in Jax. They said he needed talent and the Bears had it. The d hasn't played well all season even before the injuries mounted. We will see what happens. First year coaches get some leeway. A really bad sign for him was last weeks comments from the players about Peppers dropping to cover. When your players lose confidence, everthing unravels.
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    Two big pieces on the DL have been injured and under performing all year. Because of that the rest of the D has suffered. Cannot really pin that on Tucker
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    This is a BIG problem for Trestman. It sure sounds like the players on defense are giving up on the D coach. I hate to see that, but maybe Trestman can get the players to continue to play their best, even if they get killed each week and blown out. Green Bay isn't the only team capable of blowing up our defense with 50 to 60 point days. If a weak team like the 'Skins can now hang 45 points on us, then the truly GOOD teams should steamroller this defense for HUGE scoring.
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