The Chicago Bears lost to the Detroit Lions on Sunday in a close game. Quarterback Jay Cutler was returning from injury. Cutler looked like he was fighting through an injury for most of the game and eventually was pulled in the fourth quarter. Some speculated that he should’ve been pulled from the game sooner, and Bears head coach Marc Trestman defended his decision to leave him in.
“I didn’t want to take him out unless he felt he couldn’t do the job,” Trestman said after the game, via NFL.com. “He had, I thought, a very courageous performance throughout.
“I may come back tomorrow and say I made a mistake, I should have taken him out earlier. But, at the time, I don’t think that the decision was made to keep him in there and let him fight with his football team.”
After watching tape, Trestman did in fact change his mind.
“I went through the tape closely this morning and watched Jay’s performance, and I thought he did well into the fourth quarter,” Trestman said on WBBM, via ESPNChicago.com. “But at the end of the day, if we had to do it all over again, maybe it would be one series before the two-minute drill [that Cutler comes out].”