The Chicago Bears kicker took a private jet to meet his team Sunday morning in Minnesota after the overnight birth of his son.
"It was one of the greatest days of my life and I'm happy for my wife and little boy (but) sorry I couldn't do it for my teammates like I did for my wife," Gould said after missing an overtime field goal, per the Chicago Tribune. "It's hard to swallow. ... If you want to put the blame somewhere, it falls right on me."
Gould has been one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history, but he pushed a 47-yard field goal that would have kept the Bears on pace for a playoff spot.
Trestman defended the decision, saying he didn't want to lose yards or commit a penalty that would push his team out of field goal range.
Why wouldn't he hand off the ball to Matt Forte at least one more time? It's a legitimate question to pose. Forte averaged 5.2 yards per carry Sunday.
The Bears' offense couldn't sustain a second-half drive to save their season against one of the worst defenses in the NFL.
Yes, Trestman should have tried to gain a couple of extra yards, but it was the fortune of poor Vikings plays that even gave Gould the chance to miss.