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Marc Trestman says he might have stayed with Jay Cutler too long

Sep 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman during the second half against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Chicago won 31-30. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

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 “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 “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].”

Topics: Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, Marc Trestman.

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  • Karen Silas

    So, coach Trestman and Cutler get to F up our team and make horrible decisions and later on tell the fans, OOPS!!! Sorry about that! They both lost the game for us on some bone headed male decision based on toughness and guts! My nephew could’ve made the right call based on Cutlers weak ass roaming aimlessly on the field. What a joke we bear fans have for a coach.

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