CHICAGO (CBS) — A day after coming up just short in a 21-19 loss to the Lions, Bears head coach Marc Trestman said it might have helped to replace ailing quarterback Jay Cutler with backup Josh McCown sooner than he did.
McCown entered the game on the final drive in the fourth quarter, leading the Bears to a touchdown, but they failed to convert what would have been a game-tying 2-point conversion, despite getting two tries.
Trestman told WBBM Newsradio’s Josh Liss, after going back to watch game film, he might have put McCown in sooner, given Cutler suffered an ankle injury earlier in the game, on top of his sore groin.
“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. “But at the end of the day, you know, if we had to do it all over again, maybe it would be one series before the two-minute drill.”