So why am I so angry? Because this was a ridiculously winnable game against a punk-ass bunch of thugs from Detroit but the Bears stubbornness kept them from winning this game. There is no set of circumstances on God’s green Earth that anyone could tell me that Jay Cutler belonged on the field in the second half of that game. Jay Cutler should have been pulled from that after he gave it a go on the first drive coming out of the locker room after halftime. Whether it was the groin or an ankle as Trestman would tell you, Cutler was limited and couldn’t perform the duties required to fulfill his obligations. The runner up should have been called upon to step in well before the final 2 minutes of the game.
If there was any doubt, Marc Trestman validated my feelings by putting Josh McCown into the game for the final drive of the game because they knew that Cutler couldn’t be mobile enough in the 2 minute drill to do what he needed to do. So if he wasn’t mobile enough at that point, what made him any more suited to play the earlier part of that half.
Cutler’s stat line in the first half? 12/18 for 148 yards and a TD and an INT. In the second half? 9 for 22 for 102 yards without any TD’s or any interceptions. It felt like for most of the second half, the Bears were just treading water.
Why am I so angry? Because the defense actually, mostly showed up. If you hold the Lions to 21 points, that should be enough to pull together a win. Chris Conte played a halfway decent game, pulling in an interception and making a few plays. Sure, he whiffed on a couple of tackles, but he was serviceable.
Corey Wootton also had a solid game out of the 3-technique spot and the defensive front was OK. They didn’t get any sacks on Matthew Stafford, but they pressured him enough to make some bad throws.
Why am I so angry? Because the Bears missed some golden opportunities in the red zone. Jay Cutler connected with Alshon Jeffery twice in the end zone, but Jeffery couldn’t bring in either pass. On another trip to the red zone, Jay Cutler threw another god-forsaken tipped pass up for grabs that was intercepted.