The Chicago Bears talk all the time about handling issues in house, but on Friday that mentality was put to the test after it was revealed that Aaron Kromer had been the source for a scathing criticism of Jay Cutler after last week's loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
During their press availabilities, both Kromer and Cutler sought to move on from the situation and hoped that the team would move forward from it.
"I made a very poor decision of talking about things outside the building," Kromer said. "I admit that, but I can't take that back. I recognize that I made a mistake, and I instantly apologized to the offense, and apologized to Jay in front of the offense for singling him out in that situation.
"The rest will be handled internally, and we'll work through that," he added.
As for Cutler, he accepted Kromer's apology, and insisted that he didn't harbor any resentment toward his offensive coordinator.
"Obviously we all know what's happened," he said. "We've all made mistakes. I've said things out of character and things I wish I could take back, and that's what happened here. In my room, it's a dead issue."
Bears head coach Marc Trestman said that Kromer's job was not in jeopardy, saying that "Aaron is with us to coach with us."
Asked whether or not he considered resigning over the incident, Kromer emphatically said that he did not. He also dismissed concerns that there would be permanent damage to his relationship with Cutler, saying only that "we're getting ready for the Saints now."