Found September 09, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
PLAYERS: Jay Cutler
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
Fourth-and-1 from the Bengals’ 27, 8 1/2 minutes left in the game. Bengals 21, Bears 17. Traditional Bears wisdom? Kick the field goal, of course. Not this regime. On what Jay Cutler later referred to as a “ballsy” play call, Cutler handed off to Matt Forte. Now, I digress. Perhaps in the Lovie Smith era, the Bears would have gone for it. To please the fans, if nothing else. It’s impossible to know for sure, but the likely result would have been a slow developing run up the middle. It would have been classic Bears: two steps behind modern day offense, not understanding that if Matt Forte has one weakness, it’s picking up a tough yard in between the tackles. So what did new Bears head coach Marc Trestman do? What any head coach should do, based on the most basic aspect of their job description. He ran a stretch play to Forte, allowing him to use his exceptional speed and elusiveness instead of trying to use him as something he’s not: a powerful, bowling ball type that we’ve had force...
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