"We've all been battered around, gotten kicked in the teeth and gone through challenges," Carroll said. "He is a good example of a guy who fought through it and came out the other end of it in a great spot."
He is a good example of a coach who can go into the halftime locker room of what appears to be a hopeless game, experience an epiphany, tear up the game plan, and then charge out to beat the world.
Trestman was on a fast track to be an NFL head coach at an early age. But he never was ready for this moment until this moment.
It took each of his 57 years to make this NFL head coach.
Tuesday: New league year, free agency begin at 3 p.m.
April 2: Voluntary offseason workouts begin
Mid-April: NFL schedule released
April 16-18: Veteran voluntary minicamp
April 25-27: NFL draft
May 10-12: Rookie minicamp
May 13-June 6: Offseason training activities
June 11-13: Mandatory minicamp
Late July: Training camp begins
Sept. 8: Opening Sunday of regular season
Team dates subject to change