After watching film of the Chicago Bears' 21-19 loss to the Detroit Lions, coach Marc Trestman said Monday morning that he should've pulled injured starting quarterback Jay Cutler before the team's final offensive possession.
Three weeks removed from a torn groin muscle, Cutler played almost the entire game, despite suffering a left ankle injury late in the first half that adversely affected his performance following halftime. Josh McCown replaced Cutler on the team's final drive and led the Bears to a touchdown, but the offense failed to convert on two chances to add a two-point conversion.
Trestman added that he "really doesn't know" if Cutler can play this week, and he figures to know more later in the week. There's no need to rush him back with the way Josh McCown has played, including Sunday when he drove the Bears down the field for the potential game-tying TD, only to see Matt Forte come up short on the two-point conversion run.