Chicago Bears: Robbie Gould
“That’s the decision I made in the best interest of the team,” Trestman said. “It didn’t work out. I recognize that and I accept accountability for that.”
"It’s a tough situation. That’s what kickers are paid to do: to make kicks," long snapper Patrick Mannelly said. "They’re not going to make them all. Unfortunately, he didn’t make that one. But we know the next one he’s going to make.”
The Vikings moved the ball 47 yards on their ensuing possession to win on Blair Walsh's 34-yard field goal, as the Bears fell to 6-6.
The argument could be made that Trestman should have run at least one more play to try to shorten the distance of Gould's potential game-winning field goal attempt. At the same time, the argument could be made that 47 yards was well within Gould’s range.
After all, he’s connected on five field goals throughout his career from distances of 55 yards or more, including 12 consecutive field goals from 50 yards or more headed into Sunday’s game. Gould had nailed all five of his field goals this season from distances between 40 and 49 yards going into the matchup with the Vikings, and over the last two seasons he’s been 12 of 14 from that distance.
Overall, however, Gould is least accurate throughout his career from the 40-to-49-yard range (72.7 percent). Going into Sunday, Gould had made 100 percent over nine years from 20 to 29 yards out, 90.5 percent from 30 to 39 yards, and 78.9 percent from distances of 50 yards or more.
“It’s very simple. Once we got inside the 30-yard line, we were going to kick it,” Trestman said. “We were well within Robbie’s range. We ran the ball on first down and got three [yards]. We were sitting there on second-and seven, and the ball is in the middle of the field. With all the things that had happened throughout the game, including Minnesota’s failure to make a field goal when they went back with penalties, we were in a great position right there to kick it and finish the game.”
Prior to Gould’s miss, Walsh connected on a 39-yard field goal for what should have been the game winner. But the field goal was nullified when officials called Rhett Ellison for a 15-yard facemask penalty. The flag pushed back the Vikings to the Chicago 39, and Walsh’s next try from 57 yards out was wide left.
That sequence played a role in Trestman’s thinking regarding his decision to try a field goal on second down. Trestman also said “because the ball was [spotted] in the middle of the field was really the biggest reason.”
“The decision is not anything I regret,” Trestman said. “I regret that I have to take accountability that it didn’t. ...I don’t regret that I have to take accountability for it, but I do. I made the decision to do it on second down and 7, and we didn’t get it done.”
Quarterback Jay Cutler defended Trestman’s decision.
“I think everyone in this little, cubicle room that we’re in thought that he was going to make the kick,” Cutler said on ESPN 1000’s “The Jay Cutler Show."
"He’s made them time after time after time. I’m not saying it’s Robbie’s fault that we lost, because that’s far from the truth. We felt good about the situation we were in to kick it right there. We would have run the ball again and got 2-3 more yards, so it still would have been a 40-something kick. I stand by the call, I liked the call and everyone on the sideline felt good about it.”
Trestman admitted he second guesses himself “a lot afterwards because I want to be perfect for the guys, and when things don’t work, I hold myself accountable for it because I’m making every decision in the best [interest of the team].” But this wasn’t a case in which Trestman regretted the decision he made a day later.
“We decided that we were in range, and were going to make that kick,” Trestman said. “Because it didn’t work, we’re all asking those questions. I totally understand and I accept that. But as I look back on it, where the ball was, watching Robbie kick all the weeks I’ve watched him, there was no question in my mind that we were going to finish the game right there.”
1. Bears seasons continue to unravel in the Metrodome: Fittingly, the Bears' final game in the Metrodome turned out to be a complete disaster. That might sound a bit dramatic, but when you factor in the importance of the game with all the opportunities the Bears were given to win it, this is one of the most painful losses in recent memory. The Bears have won just two games in this old and run-down building since 2002, with several of those defeats altering the outcome of the season -- and that includes Sunday’s overtime thriller. With the Detroit Lions now holding essentially a two-game lead over the Bears in the NFC North with four left to play, you have to wonder if the Bears ruined their chances to make the playoffs. As far as the Bears are concerned, they can’t tear this place down fast enough.
2. Bears' botched overtime field goal attempt: Robbie Gould has made so many clutch kicks for the Bears in his nine-year career that I completely understand why Marc Trestman felt confident with Gould from 47 yards with 4:12 left in overtime. But Trestman’s decision to kick the ball on second-and-7 from the Vikings' 29-yard line was curious. Coaches tend to attempt game-winning kicks before fourth down to guard against a possible bad snap, but the Bears have the best long snapper in the NFL, Patrick Mannelly. So that rationale doesn’t make a ton of sense. Matt Forte was also averaging 5.2 yards per carry on Sunday. Why not hand him the ball a couple of times to give Gould a shorter kick? Forte fumbled the ball last week in the first quarter in St. Louis, but he’s generally pretty careful with the football. In the end, Gould missed the kick. That’s the bottom line. But Trestman had an opportunity to help out one of his players win the game for the team, and he failed to pull the trigger.
Josh McCown did his job: McCown made his share of mistakes versus Minnesota, but he passed for 355 yards and two touchdowns for a 114.9 quarterback rating. That means McCown is 120-of-184 for 1,461 yards, 9 touchdowns and 1 interception on the season. That’s a passer rating of 103.6. I know we mention this every week, but what McCown has done in 2013 is remarkable. It’s a pity the Bears went only 2-2 when McCown started. He played well enough for the team to win every game he appeared in. As McCown gracefully moves aside for Jay Cutler to return, likely next Monday night versus the Dallas Cowboys, one has to marvel at how efficient McCown looked since entering the mix when Cutler tore his groin muscle in Washington. We spent a lot of time in the preseason wondering if Cutler could be the next Rich Gannon, a former quarterback that tasted an inordinate amount of success with Trestman later in his career. This might sound crazy, but maybe the next Rich Gannon is actually McCown. That’s not to say that McCown is a better player than Cutler, but you have to wonder what McCown, 34, could accomplish with a full season running this system.
4. Defense played hard; results were the same: The Bears' defense showed some fight on Sunday, aggressively stacking the box in an attempt to slow down Minnesota’s star tailback, Adrian Peterson. Strong safety Craig Steltz, who filled in for the injured Major Wright, made several key stops and led the team with 12 tackles, while Julius Peppers ignited the pass rush with 2.5 sacks. The return of nose tackle Stephen Paea and the debut of defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff seemed to help the defensive line, but in the end, Peterson still rushed for 211 yards and veteran reserve quarterback Matt Cassel came off the bench to pass for 243 yards and one touchdown. Individual improvements are great, but collectively, it was the same old story for the Bears on defense.
5. Alshon Jeffery is in rare company: Outside of Matt Forte in 2008, Jeffery is the Bears’ best offensive draft choice since the 1980s produced the likes of running back Neal Anderson, left tackle Jimbo Covert and quarterback Jim McMahon. Bears general manager Phil Emery hit a home run when he moved up in the second round to grab Jeffery out of South Carolina in 2012. Jeffery broke his own single-game franchise record for receiving yards with 249 on 12 catches, including two impressive touchdown receptions. Jeffery is now over 1,000 receiving yards on the season. He has some of the strongest hands in the NFL. He can do it all. The future seems full of all kinds of exciting possibilities for the Bears and Jeffery in this offense.
“There is no excuse at all,” Gould said. “My wife did awesome. There were a lot of lessons in one day. It was one of the greatest days of my life, and I’m happy for my wife and my little boy. Sorry I couldn’t do it for my teammates like I did for my wife. It’s hard to swallow. We’re in a playoff hunt. I love my teammates just like I love my wife and my baby, and I just didn’t do it today.
“I didn’t come through for my teammates in the end. I had two chances today to get it done. It’s very unlike me, but there are no excuses for it. I didn’t have it. I missed it. I wasn’t nervous, I just missed.”
Gould finished the game 2-for-4 on field goal attempts, although one of the kicks was from 66 yards at the end of regulation. One of the most accurate kickers in NFL history, Gould has just three misses this season.
Week 13 Report Card: Minnesota Vikings 23, Chicago Bears 20
Despite hyperextending his right knee in last week's loss to the St. Louis Rams, Matt Forte rushed for 120 yards on 23 attempts and became the Bears' second career all-time leader in yards from scrimmage. Michael Bush even made the most of his lone rushing attempt by gaining 15 yards. However, the Bears are still having a difficult time in short-yardage situations and were just 2-of-11 on third downs versus the Vikings.
Josh McCown didn't play his best game of the season, but he finished with 355 passing yards, two touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 114.9. He was lucky not to have a couple of throws picked up. Alshon Jeffery broke his own franchise record with 249 receiving yards on 12 catches, two for touchdowns. There wasn't a ton of production after Jeffery, with Brandon Marshall finishing second on the team with four receptions for 45 yards.
The Bears sold out to stop Adrian Peterson, especially safety Craig Stetlz -- who recorded a team-high 12 tackles in place of injured starter Major Wright -- but Peterson still crushed the Bears with 211 rushing yards. Bears defenders appeared to be in the correct spot for most of the game, but their tackling was subpar. Wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson gashed the defense for a 33-yard touchdown run, on which both Steltz and linebacker Khaseem Greene had legitimate shots to bring him down but came up empty.
Under no circumstances should Matt Cassel be allowed to enter the game and pass for 243 yards and one touchdown. The Bears had success rushing the quarterback with five sacks, but veterans Greg Jennings, John Carlson and Jerome Simpson had too much room to operate on numerous occasions. Maybe the worst thing to happen to the Bears was Christian Ponder leaving the game with a concussion.
Robbie Gould is basically automatic from almost any range, but he missed a potential game-winning, 47-yard field goal in overtime, although Marc Trestman made a curious decision to kick it on second down instead of trying to run more plays to give Gould a shorter kick. Devin Hester had an impressive 57-yard kickoff return at the end of regulation, but his decision-making was suspect for most of the afternoon. Punter Adam Podlesh had a 33.7-yard net average. The Bears kicked the ball away from Patterson the entire afternoon, a sound strategy.
Again, it's tough to understand Trestman's decision to attempt the overtime field goal on second down. Forte was averaging 5.2 yards per carry, and the Bears have the luxury of the best long snapper in the NFL, Patrick Mannelly, on the roster. The odds of the Bears screwing up on second or third downs seem remote. Defensive coordinator Mel Tucker definitely set a more aggressive tone with his unit, but the results were largely the same.
1. Marc Trestman for coach of the year? No Charles Tillman, Lance Briggs or Jay Cutler. He is the only coach who is winning with a backup quarterback and I think his analytical approach has been a great change from the old regime. -- Jake, Deerfield, Ill.
Jeff Dickerson: Jake, six regular-season games are left on the schedule, but if Trestman guides the Bears to the playoffs, then I absolutely believe he will be under strong consideration to win NFL Coach of the Year. General manager Phil Emery has done a great job supplying Trestman with talent on offense (Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett, Kyle Long, Jermon Bushrod, etc.), but Trestman has found a way to tie it all together, even without Cutler for several games. Don’t let Trestman’s laid-back public persona fool you; he is an extremely confident and aggressive head coach, who isn’t afraid to take chances during a game. I also appreciate the way he treats all Bears employees inside Halas Hall. That small token of kindness goes a long way towards winning over a building, which Trestman has done. Even if the Bears fall apart over the next six games and fail to reach the postseason, the future still appears to be bright for Trestman in Chicago.
1. The Josh McCown story keeps getting better: We are witness to a truly remarkable NFL story. Just when you think McCown is about to fall back to reality, he goes out and posts a 92.9 quarterback rating against a tough Ravens defense. McCown has now attempted 101 passes without throwing a single interception. Do you realize how difficult that is to do for a backup quarterback in the NFL? Once again, McCown delivered with the game on the line, firing a strike to tight end Martellus Bennett for 43 yards that set up the game-winning Robbie Gould field goal. McCown is now 2-0 with a 100.0 quarterback rating in four appearances. Jay Cutler is the Bears’ clear-cut No. 1 quarterback, but there is absolutely no need for him to rush back from his high-ankle sprain before he’s ready. McCown has it under control.
2. The Bears are suddenly right back in the mix: Such is life in the week-to-week NFL. The Bears’ locker room was full of despair last week after their second loss of the season to the Detroit Lions that effectively put the Bears two games behind Detroit in the NFC North standings. But fast-forward seven days and the Bears are neck and neck with the Lions at 6-4 (Detroit still holds the head-to-head tiebreaker) following the exciting overtime win against the Ravens and Detroit’s disappointing defeat in Pittsburgh. Plus, Green Bay dropped to 5-5 with a loss to the New York Giants. With winnable games on the horizon versus the St. Louis Rams (4-6) and Minnesota Vikings (2-8), the Bears are poised to stay in contention for the foreseeable future. Of course, the vibe of the season could change again if the Bears are upset Sunday in St. Louis, but that’s what makes the NFL so great. With only a handful of elite teams, the second-tier outfits usually keep their fans interested until the bitter end.
3. Rookies deliver on defense: There are still gaping holes in the Bears’ run defense -- Baltimore rushed for 174 yards and one touchdown -- but the play of rookies Jon Bostic and David Bass can be best described as encouraging. Bass came up with the defensive play of the game when he managed to avoid a cut block and leapt into the air to intercept a Joe Flacco pass at the line of scrimmage and return it for a touchdown. That sequence proved to be a turning point in the game for the Bears. Bostic later showcased his athleticism and speed by dropping into the middle of the field and snaring a Flacco throw for a big interception. Although the jury is still out on some of the Bears’ recent defensive draft picks, it was enjoyable to see a couple first-year players contribute to the victory.
4. Never a doubt with Gould: Despite the horrible weather conditions on Sunday, Gould went 3-for-3 on field goal attempts, including the 38-yard game winner in overtime. Kicking at Soldier Field is not easy, but Gould has mastered the art better than almost anybody in the history of the franchise, with the exception of Kevin Butler. However, if Gould receives a new deal from the club in the offseason, he will eventually break all of Butler’s team kicking records. Gould is 19-of-20 on field goal attempt this season. As the weather continues to change and the games get closer as the season wears on, Bears fans will appreciate Gould more than ever. When called upon, Gould almost always comes through in the clutch.
5. Soldier Field workers deal with adversity: Soldier Field takes its share of abuse because of the grass playing surface, but the stadium workers responsible for evacuating the crowd during the weather delay deserve kudos. It is not easy to evacuate 60,000 people from their seats in a short period of time, but, from my vantage point, the workers got most of the stadium cleared before the really bad weather rolled in on Sunday. Now, I obviously cannot speak for what happened when the fans reached the covered areas of the concourses, but given the serious nature of the weather we experienced in the Chicagoland area, I thought the Soldier Field staff did its best to keep the paying customers as safe as possible. There was an issue in the upper deck on the northwest corner of the stadium, but that appeared to be more of a problem with the design of the stadium, not the effort or approach by the security guards charged with the task of getting fans to shelter. And, finally, the security guards tackled a Ravens fan who rushed onto the field during the delay. It was a good effort all around.
Week 11 Report Card: Chicago Bears vs. Baltimore Ravens
The Bears did an OK job on the ground versus a physical Ravens defensive front that played without starting nose tackle Haloti Ngata (inactive). Matt Forte carried the ball 18 times for 83 yards, and the Alshon Jeffery end around, a staple in the Bears' offense, gained 17 yards on three attempts. Considering the opposition, the Bears shouldn't be ashamed by their hard-earned 104 rushing yards.
Taking into account the conditions on Sunday, Josh McCown's 216 passing yards, one touchdown and zero interceptions -- 92.9 quarterback rating -- look impressive on paper. McCown stepped up in overtime and delivered a 43-yard strike to Martellus Bennett that set up the eventual game-winning field goal. The veteran backup continues to display a knack for protecting the football. McCown hasn't tossed a single interception in 101 pass attempts on the season, and his poise in the pocket on Sunday was a major reason the Bears were victorious.
Baltimore entered the game averaging 73 rushing yards per contest but found success on the ground versus the Bears to the tune of 174 yards. Ray Rice, written off by many for his below-average play in 2013, carried the ball 25 times for 131 yards and one touchdown. One of the few saving graces for the Bears' defense was their goal-line stand at the end of regulation that forced the Ravens to kick a field goal and extend the game to overtime. But the rushing defense continues to be a serious problem for the Bears.
The Bears limited Joe Flacco to just 17-of-31 for 162 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. The middle of the field was open for much of the game but rookie middle linebacker Jon Bostic did pick off Flacco down the middle of the field, while David Bass snared a Flacco pass at the line of scrimmage and returned it for a touchdown. The Bears also sacked Flacco three times -- Julius Peppers with two and Cheta Ozougwu with one. The Ravens' longest pass play went for 17 yards.
Robbie Gould is the master of the Soldier Field kicking conditions, going 3-for-3 on field goal attempts despite the swirling winds. Adam Podlesh pinned Baltimore inside the 20 on two of his six kicks. The Ravens did little in their return game. A couple special teams penalties did hurt the Bears.
In hindsight, Marc Trestman probably needed to use his timeouts on the Ravens' final drive of regulation. That decision would have cost the Bears if the defense hadn't kept the Ravens out of the end zone and forced them to kick a game-tying field goal. But Trestman dealt with the long weather delay to the best of his abilities, and he had his team ready to play when it returned to the field. The Bears could have easily gone in the tank after the loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 10, but Trestman's group responded with a win that likely saved its season.
Although the Bears prohibit assistant coaches from speaking to the media following games, DeCamillis’ foul mood can likely be attributed to a controversial fourth-quarter call that went against the Bears as the club attempted a surprise onside kick.
After a Robbie Gould field goal cut the Redskins’ lead to 38-34 with 8:44 left in the game, Gould executed a perfect onside kick that was recovered by Zack Bowman at the Bears’ 46 yard line.
However, the officials ruled that Bears’ special teams ace Eric Weems was offsides on the play, which negated the Bears’ recovery and forced Gould to re-kick. With the element of surprise no longer on the Bears’ side, Gould did not attempt a second onside kick.
Television replays of the Weems penalty appeared to be inconclusive.
Bears head coach Marc Trestman explained why the team called for the onside kick at that specific juncture of the game.
“We needed a possession back,” Trestman said. “We had planned for it. It’s something we had planned for during the week. Special situation football decisions are not made at that moment. It was evident that their offense was on the field too much.”
DeCamillis later called for another high-risk special teams maneuver when he instructed Devin Hester to lateral the football across the field to Joe Anderson during the Bears’ final kickoff return of the game. Anderson gained 25 yards on the play to give the Bears’ the football at their 38 yard line with 33 seconds left on the clock. But the Bears eventually ran out of time when Josh McCown got sacked on the final play of the game.
catches, 30 yards and one touchdown) but he rebounded against the New York Giants on Thursday with nine receptions and a pair of touchdowns. The Bears plan called for Marshall to be involved early and often, as quarterback Jay Cutler targeted the team's No. 1 wide receiver 11 times, eight of those targets came in the first half. Marshall talked about his frustration and body language in two separate press conferences following the loss to the Saints, but he still leads the Bears with 40 catches for 465 yards and five touchdowns through six games. Last year at this point of the season Marshall had caught 41 passes and four touchdowns en route to re-writing the franchise's record book in 2012 with 118 receptions for 1,508 yards and 11 touchdowns. Life isn't all that bad for Marshall in the Marc Trestman offense.
1. Brandon Marshall is content: As expected, Marshall was the focal point of the Bears’ offensive attack Thursday night after he had a modest five-target, four-catch, one-touchdown outing last Sunday. Marshall is a great player -- that was never in question -- but his unhappiness despite leading the team in receptions heading into Week 6 struck many observers as curious. But Marshall can now relax and have an enjoyable three-day weekend after he hauled in nine passes for 87 yards and two touchdowns on a team-high 11 targets. Marshall now has 40 receptions on the year and is on pace to catch 106 balls. Despite being under contract only through 2014, Marshall has little to complain about.
2. Jay Cutler continues to grow: Kudos to Cutler for protecting the ball. Maybe the Bears lose that game if the offense turns the ball over, but it never happened. Cutler was smart with his decision-making, throwing the ball out of bounds when necessary or using his feet to scramble and pick up first downs when nothing opened down the field. Cutler’s quarterback rating through six weeks is 95.2, and while an improved offensive line and better weapons certainly play a role in his success, Cutler just seems smarter this year. The Bears win games with this Jay Cutler. If he sticks around all year, even with a shaky defense, the Bears are legitimate playoff contenders in the NFC.
3. What a difference three years make: The last time the Bears faced the Giants in the regular season before Thursday night, New York sacked Cutler an NFL-record nine times in one half, and it gave the quarterback a concussion in a 2010 meeting at the New Meadowlands. Cutler was sacked a grand total of zero times tonight. Sure, New York is a much different team this year. In fact, the Giants are downright awful. But the Bears' pass protection played a huge role in Cutler’s productivity in Week 6. The group just keeps improving. It’s exciting to think where the Bears' offensive line will be later in the year, barring injuries of course.
4. Defense can’t do much: At least the Bears’ defense found a way to force three turnovers and score a touchdown. Because unless the Bears can take the ball away on defense, there isn’t much else the unit is capable of accomplishing. There is absolutely no pass-rush to speak of. None. The defensive line is a nonfactor. Some of that can be attributed to injuries, but the Bears simply aren’t getting enough from starting defensive ends Julius Peppers and Shea McClellin. Peppers wasn’t credited with a single tackle in the NFL stat book, and McClellin had a rough night, to put it nicely. McClellin was pushed around all night by the Giants and was a liability in run defense. Whatever gains McClellin made last week versus the New Orleans Saints, he gave it all back and then some against New York. Safety Major Wright was also all over the place and had several breakdowns in coverage.
5. Bears lucky to have Robbie Gould: A strong argument can be made that Gould is the best kicker in the league, going 2-for-2 Thursday night to extend his perfect streak on the season (10-for-10). He has also connected on 12 straight from 50-plus yards, tying him with Vikings kicker Blair Walsh for the NFL record. But Gould kicks outdoors. Walsh is an indoor kicker. That makes Gould’s accomplishments all that more remarkable. When the weather turns later in the year, don’t be surprised if Gould’s leg wins several games for the Bears.
"I love Devin like a little brother," Gould said. "It was just [that] my emotions got in the way. I was at fault. I was the wrong party in that. I love him like a brother. Once it was over, it was over.
"I let my emotions get the best of me. I’m a competitor just like he is. We both want to win. I don’t want to put my teammates in a situation where I hit a [bad] kickoff like I did. There are no hard feelings. It’s like a fight with your little brother.”
Gould approached Hester on the sideline and patted him on the shoulder after Hester returned the opening kickoff of the second half 28 yards.
“We’re just trying to get better and trying to pump each other up,” Hester said. “Everything is cool, most definitely.”
Gould and Hester each reached milestones in the win against the Giants.
Hester passed Glyn Milburn to become the franchise’s all-time leader in kickoff-return yards (4,643), returning three kicks for 73 yards on Thursday night. And Gould’s 52-yard field goal in the third quarter marked the 12th consecutive field goal he’s made from 50-plus yards, which ties Minnesota's Blair Walsh for the longest streak in NFL history. Gould also connected on a 40-yard field goal and is a perfect 10-for-10 on the season.
“Devin got a record tonight, I got a record tonight,” Gould said. “We both had really good games. I’m happy at how well he did tonight and for his record. It’s pretty impressive. There are no hard feelings. Like I said, it’s like a fight with your little brother.”
With the Bears facing first-and-goal from the Saints’ four-yard line, Cutler attempted a pass to wide receiver Earl Bennett that fell incomplete. But during the play right guard Kyle Long was penalized five yards for being an ineligible man downfield, which pushed the Bears back to the Saints’ nine-yard line. The drive fell apart from there as Cutler missed on his next three throws and the Bears had to settle for a Robbie Gould 27-yard field goal.
Trestman explained that Long was down the field blocking because the Bears called a run play in the huddle and Cutler “pulled the ball” away from the tailback upon receiving the snap without ever changing the call at the line of scrimmage.
“Jay saw a safety come down into the gap, and looking back he should have handed the ball off and stayed with the play or changed it, but he pulled the ball thinking he could get rid of the ball before Kyle went downfield,” Trestman said.
“He pulled the ball twice yesterday. He pulled the ball on another run and got some yards. He pulled the ball here and Kyle goes down the field and we got the penalty because Kyle is blocking the run. He has no idea that Jay is going to pull the ball and throw it in that situation.”
However, Trestman accepted his share of the blame for the Bears’ 26-18 loss, specifically in the first quarter when New Orleans linebacker David Hawthorne sacked Cutler for a seven yard loss. Cutler had already taken one sack and fumbled twice before the Hawthorn hit. Trestman pointed to his team’s slow start on offense as one of the biggest reasons the Bears came up short against the undefeated Saints.
“That was on me,” Trestman said. “I could’ve helped Jay with a call. We had a unique front and I accept accountability for that. I could’ve helped Jay in the headsets with a call and I didn’t do that. That caused a sack there.”