By Dan Durkin-
(CBS) When Bears coach Marc Trestman explained his decision to bench big-money quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of Jimmy Clausen, he said the offense needed a lift at the position and as a whole needed a spark. Judging by Sunday’s output, they need to shun the flint and steel ignition approach for butane.
A gutsy performance by the Bears defense and special teams, combined with a undisciplined and Jim Schwartz-ian effort by the Lions, was all for naught as Chicago fell to 5-10 with a 20-14 loss to Detroit on Sunday at Soldier Field.
Obviously, any expectations of the offense being jump-started by a quarterback who hadn’t made a start in the NFL in nearly four years were unrealistic. This wasn’t a Kurt Warner or, dare I even say, Josh McCown situation in the works.