(WSCR) It was obvious to anyone watching the game.
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, fresh off a torn groin muscle that forced him to miss three weeks, was a shell of himself in the second half of the team’s loss to the Lions on Sunday.
For most of the second half, Cutler struggled to plant his foot and make the tough throws. It was clear his mobility was limited. It wasn’t until the Bears were down by eight points with two minutes to play that head coach Marc Trestman opted for Cutler’s backup, Josh McCown.
“The reason the decision to keep (Cutler) in there bothered me so much is that you have a viable option on the bench in McCown,” former Bears defensive end Alex Brown told The Mully and Hanley Show. “We saw that when he came in – he drove the team down the field, got points on the board and put (the Bears) in a position to tie the ball game up. That is a decision that coach Trestman had to make and I think he blew it.