Tampa Bay Vipers

Marc Trestman has had tough start as head coach in XFL

Bears fans understand the frustration that comes with having Marc Trestman as your team’s head coach. So it doesn’t really come as a surprise that Trestman’s Tampa Bay Vipers have come out stumbling in the 2020 XFL season.

The Vipers are 0-2 and in firm control of last place in the East Division, where the DC Defenders, St. Louis Battlehawks and New York Guardians have all won a game this season.

To make matters worse, Trestman’s offense hasn’t scored a touchdown in eight quarters this season, and they’ve scored just 12 points between two games. Something that should have Bears fans thankful after the 2019 Bears averaged 17.5 points per game.

Trestman’s Vipers were blown out on the road 23-3 by the Guardians in Week 1, and things only got worse in Week 2, where they were destroyed 17-9 by the Dragons.

When the Bears signed Trestman as their head coach in 2013, he was highly regarded as a great offensive mind. Heck, he even led the Bears to the No. 2 scoring offense in 2013.

But it was all downhill from there.

Following that 2013 season, the Bears offense dropped to the No. 23 offense, and Trestman was fired after just two seasons.

It seems to be the same old story for Trestman coaching in the XFL, only minus the lone great offensive season.

Maybe Trestman should stick to coaching in Canada.

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