Lovie Smith Responsible for Jay Cutler’s 1-Yard Line Turnover

October 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

LAKE FOREST, IL.—Bears coach Lovie Smith had to admit he made a mistake today at his weekly mop-up press conference at Halas Hall.
Yes, to those who thought they would never hear it, Lovie erred. He made a mistake by not challenging officials’ rule of no touchdown on Jay Cutler’s lost third-quarter fumble at the 1-yard line.  
“You guys want to know about whether I should have thrown the red flag on the 1-yard fumble down by the end zone,” he told reporters. “Yes, I should have, looking at it of course in hindsight.
“Normally, if there's a critical situation, I throw it whether I have a good look or not on it. I didn't have a great look on it. I understand the reasons why but that was a critical play in the game. I need to be able to make that call.”
And since he was good enough to admit it, here’s the obligatory, then why didn’t you?
The Bears have coaches in the box above looking at replays. Fox...

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