Immediately after the Bears lost 21-19 to the Lions, Bears coach Marc Trestman said that he didn’t take quarterback Jay Cutler out until the final offensive series because he thought Cutler could still do the job despite an ankle injury that further limited his mobility in his first game back from a groin injury.
After watching film of the game, however, Trestman again praised Cutler’s courage for playing through the injury and listed several missed opportunities on offense that went beyond Cutler’s limited status to explain why the offense couldn’t get the job done. However, Trestman also said that he might have erred by not turning to Josh McCown a little bit earlier in the fourth quarter.
“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].”
Trestman said it is too early in the week to know what Cutler’s status will be for the Week 11 game against the Ravens.