Lions beat the Bears 21-19: who gets te deflated football

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Who gets the deflated football?

  1. Marc Trestman

    26 vote(s)
    89.7%
  2. Mel Tucker

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  3. Jay Cutler

    5 vote(s)
    17.2%
  4. The offensive line

    3 vote(s)
    10.3%
  5. The defensive line

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  6. The linebackers

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. The secondary

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  8. The whole defense

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. The whole Fn team

    1 vote(s)
    3.4%
  10. Other

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
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  1. Warlock

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    The OL played decently, especially when you consider that they're going against a more talented DL. You cannot reasonably ask people to play above their talent level. I didn't see much poor OL play, just guys occasionally getting beat by more talent opponents in individual battles, that's Football though and it should be expected.

    Even lesser talented players win occasionally against more talented opponents.
  2. Henry Burris

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    It's not Cutler's job to pull himself out of the game.
  3. Tarkus

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    Easily before the game was ever played...Trestman.

    Obviously trying to appease an injured QB pushing to come back too early by impressive play by his back up. Having Hot Hand McCown, firing on all cylinders & having the complete faith from his teammates, start with Cutler as a back up was really a no brainer especially with the risk of re-injury at the cost of the season.

    Not impressive at all...

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  4. BearJim

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    Ric, I picked the same two. I also watched the replay on the 2 point conversation & Farley was lined up WAY offsides. Rewatch it if you get a chance.
  5. tbear1

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    I see that both the DL and Tucker got votes. How did they cause this one? The defense has played acceptably considering the injuries.

    Did anyone see where Tucker coached from? He was on the sideline last week and it sounded like he was going to be there this week, but I didn't see a shot of him this afternoon.
  6. phatdude

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    As much as I love blaming our Defense for every deflated football, this of course goes to Trestman. Giving him the benefit of the doubt, Jay might have been underplaying how he felt the whole time to Trestman. However Trestman should have known better, especially after what was going on out on the field. Besides the whole QB debacle, there was the bad play calling especially not taking the FG early on. There were others at fault too. redzone failures, penalties, etc. A little blame to go around, but Trestman for sure earned this failure.

    As far as the O-line, they can't 100% protect the QB all the time, Jay being injured didn't help much either. My main worry is now what is the QB situation for the next game?
  7. Ski-Whiz

    Ski-Whiz What? Me Worry? Staff Member

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    I disagree. It all starts with the player. Do you think Trestman was telling him to play with an injury? If Jay gets the option/choice, he will pick play.

    The only thing I can blame Trestman for is not seeing the difference in Cutler's movement.

    Cutler should have made the coached more aware. I think he played it off more like he could play than realizing it's impeding his production.

    I would say 51% Cutler 49% Trestman.

    Trestman can only go based on what Cutler tells him. Unless it's very obvious.
  8. Henry Burris

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    Trestman is the man paid to make all the tough choices, this was one of those he should have made.
  9. Ski-Whiz

    Ski-Whiz What? Me Worry? Staff Member

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    I didn't see the entire game (at work), but from what I saw, it wasn't that noticeable.

    Is Jay without blame? Hell no. I don't think he realized Jay was not able to be productive.

    What you can blame Trestman on, is that he KNOWS he has McCown on the sideline.

    So far, McCown is a much better QB in this system. Jay is just doing his own thing, and it shows.
  10. Henry Burris

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    Jay was making passes the entire second half that showed he wasn't able to properly plant his feet.
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  11. Ski-Whiz

    Ski-Whiz What? Me Worry? Staff Member

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    Do you pull a QB for that alone? If Cutler was in pain or favoring an injury, it's up to him to point that out.
  12. Bearsinhouston

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    We did win it. All we had to do was take the three points on the field goal. They were there waiting for us. Do that and we win the game.

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