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Has Jay Cutler earned the trust of the new coaching staff?

Has Jay Cutler earned the trust of the new coaching staff?

Lost in the euphoria of the Bears' first victory — or maybe just overshadowed by the nine-lateral buffoonery that ended the game — was what might have been a defining moment of a season, if not an era and a commentary on at least three careers.

The 49-yard field goal by Robbie Gould that won the game is one few coaches would have opted to take. Either Bears coach John Fox has boundless belief in Gould or something else is at play.

In earning his first victory with the Bears, Fox underlined his reputation as an ultra-conservative coach while Gould proved what a cool customer he is and Jay Cutler remained a star-crossed figure.

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