CHICAGO (CBS) — Bears coach Marc Trestman said the team’s season-ending loss to the Packers was “very disappointing,” and called Green Bay’s first-half fumble return for a touchdown while on offense “a debacle,” as the entire defense stood around and watched their rivals make an easy score.
Even many of the Packers players stood around after quarterback Aaron Rodgers fumbled late in the second quarter — thinking it had been an incomplete pass — but wide receiver Jarrett Boykin scooped up the loose ball and ran it into the end zone for an uncontested touchdown as the entire Bears defense stood around and watched.
“It was just such an unusual situation to see 22 guys standing around, with the ball on the ground, because … you just never see that happening,” Trestman told WBBM Newsradio’s Josh Liss on Monday. “Every day in practice, the ball’s on the ground, and it always is scooped up, so why it happened I’m really not sure. It was very difficult to understand, but the positive side is our guys didn’t let it get to them.”