By Nick Wilder
With Jay Cutler expected to start this Sunday against the Detroit Lions, backup quarterback Josh McCown must return to the bench and grab a clipboard.
However, McCown was proud to be a part of this Bears team who won at Lambeau Field for the first time since 2007.
McCown joined Jim Miller and Pat Kirwan on Sirus XM NFL Radio to relive the Bears thrilling victory over the Green Bay Packers on Monday night.
“It was fun, obviously with the importance of that game being a division opponent and the rivalry we have with the [Packers],” McCown said. “To go up there and get a win, which hasn’t happened in a few years now, was something special to be a part of personally and also more importantly team-wise it was something we needed.”
In addition, McCown stated that he’s really enjoyed playing in this Bears offense under head coach Marc Trestman.
“It’s a fun offense to play in, the coaches put us in a good position to be successful as quarterbacks,” McCown said. “It’s fun to operate in and you’ve seen it with the way Jay has played this year and how he’s improved in areas of his game. I was looking forward to the opportunity to play in it. You don’t feel like you have to a bunch of crazy things, you just have to play within the system and run the offense.”
McCown also offered his thoughts on Trestman’s difficult decision to go for it on fourth down with the Bears leading late in the fourth quarter.
“For me it goes back to the play before with Martellus Bennett giving a great effort and putting us in a fourth and short,” McCown said. “Then just listening to the coaches talk about going for it on the headsets and kind of letting them process it. You are thinking if we get this first down, we would gain a lot of momentum and maybe we could put this game away. You don’t want to lobby too hard because [Trestman] is the leader of our team and he has to make the decision. Once he made the decision we just went with it, it was less than an inch. At the end of the day you have to have confidence in your team and especially the five guys up front. If we want to be the team we want to be, you have to be able to get an inch.”