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Yes, Jay Cutler called several plays at the line of scrimmage based on what he saw from the Vikings defense. Coach Marc Trestman often gives Cutler a couple of options to choose from and the quarterback then makes the final decision. Trestman has a lot of confidence in Cutler's ability to put the offense in the best position to succeed because of the quarterback's football intelligence and experience. Said Trestman: "He's on top of everything. I was very impressed with the way he handled it [Sunday]. We gave him two or three plays to work with at the line and even if he didn't see the right coverage he found the right play."
It seemed like the 12 men-on-the-field penalty the Bears drew against the Vikings occurred because the officials let Minnesota's punt team snap the ball too quickly. There were three or four Bears defenders still on the field of play trying to get to the sideline. Was that legal?
The Bears have asked the NFL for a clarification of what transpired on the play you referred to and what they need to do in those situations. Said coach Marc Trestman: "When we looked at the tape from the end zone, it looked like one of the officials was trying to hold up play. Our guys did a good job. We've done a good job in transitions of running off the field. We had about six guys. They weren't raging off the field, but they were running at normal transition gait and they allowed them to snap the football. So we're going to ask the question. We want to make sure from the league that we're handling things the correct way. We're not questioning it other than we just want to know what we could have done better."
Who was Jay Cutler looking to throw the ball to when he was sacked and lost a fumble the Vikings returned for a touchdown?
The play you're referring to came on third-and-nine from the Minnesota 31 midway through the second quarter with the Bears leading 14-7. The play was actually supposed to be a screen to running back