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Bears Bites: Trestman Addresses Criticism of Cutler Handling

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    In this edition of Bears Bites, we take a look at a variety of coverage of the Chicago Bears’ loss Sunday to the Detroit Lions. Whether dissecting the decision by Marc Trestman to leave Jay Cutler in the game, or Brandon Marshall’s comments about the Lions’ play, we have a good cross-section of what various Bears pundits had to say.

    -Normally, Hub Arkush provides grades for the Bears’ individual performances, but he had an especially tough time doing that because of a slew of different factors, including the health of Cutler and the ineffectiveness of Matthew Stafford in the passing game. [HubArkush.com]

    -While Marc Trestman didn’t come right out and say that he would have pulled Cutler sooner if he had the decision to make all over again, he did acknowledge that after watching tape of the game, he might have done it one series earlier. [670 the Score]

    -Despite that general refusal to relive the past, Trestman will likely learn from his decisions in the Lions game moving forward, according to Michael C. Wright. [ESPN Chicago]

    -Brandon Marshall had some less than nice things to say about the Lions on Monday in an interview with Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman. One of his most interesting quotes was a description of the Lions as “the little brother that grew a little bit” in comparison to the Bears and the Green Bay Packers. [CSN Chicago]

    -For those looking for a big picture assessment of where the Bears are right now, Matt Clapp has a pretty good one for you. [Da Bear Necessities]

    -Could a dose of youth be just what the Bears need moving forward? [Daily Herald]

    -With Josh McCown getting the start on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, Mark Potash has an interesting look at the relationship between the second string quarterback and Trestman. [Chicago Sun-Times]

    -Finally, the Packers are in a tough spot after losing both Aaron Rodgers and Seneca Wallace to injury in their last two games. Scott Tolzien replaced Wallace in the team’s loss against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he’s already been named the starter. The Packers brought in a familiar face to be Tolzien’s backup this week: Matt Flynn. [Chicago Tribune]


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