"Josh has just got to continue at the level he's playing at," Trestman said. "He's got to be efficient, take care of the football and let the guys around him do what they need to to help move our football team."
|Josh McCown will make his third straight start Sunday against the Vikings.|
"I've been pleased with his performance level," Trestman said. "He knows there are things he can do to get better. We've talked about those things and trusting his reads and progressions and just letting the guys around him do the work.
"We're always going to try to do better on specific things; specific passing principles, specific footwork. That's what he can continue to work at, the little things and details that go into the makeup and success of a play on multiple levels, the fundamentals and the challenges of getting the ball to the right guy in the passing game."
In last Sunday's loss to the Rams, McCown set a Bears single-game record with 36 completions, eclipsing the mark that was established by Jim Miller in 1999 and matched by Brian Griese in 2007.
McCown has a multitude of weapons at his disposal. Receivers
The last time McCown started a game against the Vikings was the 2011 season finale in Minnesota, when he completed 15 of 25 passes for 160 yards in a 17-13 victory.
Other Bears starters on offense in that contest included running back Kahlil Bell, receiver Roy Williams and tight end Kellen Davis. They've been replaced by three playmakers in Forte (who missed that game with an injury), Marshall and Bennett, respectively.
The offensive line in the 2011 season finale consisted of left tackle J'Marcus Webb, left guard Edwin Williams, center
Only Garza remains from that group. The others have been replaced by left tackle
"No disrespect to guys we had, but we didn't have guys that were an elite player at their position," McCown said. "The biggest difference is the way we built this offensive line and the way that they're playing, so I think all the way around it is just a better situation, a better group of guys."