It look less than 24 hours after Marc Trestman became head coach of the Chicago Bears that he brought on Aaron Kromer as offensive coordinator/offensive line coach. The two worked together in 2002 with the Oakland Raiders when Trestman was the offensive coordinator and Kromer was the offensive line coach. The Raiders reached the Super Bowl that year. Could this be a preview of the Bears future with the team working together again?
Already bringing over 20 years of experience, Kromer spent his last five years with the New Orleans Saints. In his first season with the team, the Saints won their first Super Bowl and led the NFL with 4,977 passing yards, 6,571 total yards and 463 total points. Last season, they were third in points per game, second in total yards (6,576) and first in total passing yards (4,997).
So, I’m hoping he can share some of that sweet sugar over here in Chicago.
He also left an impact with the Saints players as someone who respected the team, and left in high regard with them. Saints offensive tackle Zach Strief had great things to say about Kromer.
“First and foremost the Bears are getting a coach who really understands offensive football and will bring a lot of knowledge and experience,” Strief said according to ChicagoBears.com. “I also think they’re getting a guy who relates incredibly well to his players and can get them to do things other coaches can’t because of the respect level he will garner.”
Kromer brings the type of player molding and relationship that has been lacking in the Chicago offense.
The Bears finally have a coaching staff that will bring the best out of them. Kromer has the experience and talent to do great things in Chicago. The offense will not change overnight and things might be a little shaky tonight in their first preseason game, but I believe that Chicago is taking a leap in the right direction.