Trestman Remains Winless, Peanut Punches in For Another Birthday, Fun With Cap Space Creation, and Other Bears Bullets

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Trestman Remains Winless, Peanut Punches in For Another Birthday, Fun With Cap Space Creation, and Other Bears Bullets

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A 50-degree day in Chicago makes it feel like spring came early. You gotta love it!

  • The Fightin’ Trestmans of the XFL remain winless, but the head coach is still plowing along:

  • I can’t believe the Bears thought this guy was going to lead the franchise to great things. The offense isn’t imaginative. The speeches aren’t all that inspiring. And the on-field product … it just hasn’t looked great (save for his time in the CFL). Everyone has their niche on their planet, but I don’t think coaching this style of football is it for Trestman.
  • But hey, at least a 34-27 loss looks closer on the scoreboard. Onward, Marc. Your team is due for a win at some point this season.
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  • At what point do we start talking about XFL quarterbacks as being worth bringing into an NFL camp? P.J. Walker is out there doing work:

  • With a 64 percent completion rate to go along with 748 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, and just one interception, teams should be talking about Walker as an option. I’m not sure if he is a step-in-as-a-backup type, developmental option, or someone who could win a quarterback battle out of the gate. But it’s probably worth making that call as soon as he becomes available.
  • Look, Tommy Maddox parlayed his XFL MVP season into a contract with he Steelers to be Kordell Stewart’s backup in 2001. A year later, Maddox supplanted Stewart, going 7-3-1, throwing for 2,836 yards and 20 touchdowns in a season in which he won the AP and PFWA Comeback Player of the Year awards. Perhaps that type of story can be written in the future, but with Walker being the show. No one will find out until he is given a shot.
  • Johnny Football wants in on the XFL action:

  • The folks at Windy City Gridiron teamed up with’s Brad Spielberger to discuss which players’ contracts should the Bears try to re-negotiate as part of a series addressing the Chicago’s salary cap situation. This team has options should it go down this route. Restructuring Akiem Hicks’ deal is an idea. Tweaking Bobby Massie’s contract after a down year that ended in an injury is possibly worth exploring. Even reducing Leonard Floyd’s cap hit could be taken into consideration. There’s always money in the banana stand salary cap space creator.
  • Keep this in mind as the countdown to the new league year continues:

  • Happy Birthday to the inventor of the Peanut Punch:

  • Death. Taxes. And Mason Crosby kicking for the mustard and relish. Those are life’s guarantees (at least for another three years):

  • The emergency hockey goalie stories are always great:

  • Coby White had the hot hand on Saturday night, scoring 33 points on 11 of 22 shooting from the field, 7 of 13 from 3-point range, and 4 of 4 from the free-throw line. And yet, the Bulls lost to the Suns because of course they did:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.