Cutler is starting

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by BradMustersGhost, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. BradMustersGhost

    BradMustersGhost
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2013
    Messages:
    805
    Likes Received:
    321
    ßearz ßuckz:
    447ß
    Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement!
    per ESPN and multiple sources. Shout out to SmokingJay who first broke it on Facebook. I just thought it deserved its own thread, since it has now been made official, per multiple sources. Biggsy is also running with it.

    http://espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/story/_/id/9940507/jay-cutler-chicago-bears-practices-first-injury

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been cleared to play and is expected to start Sunday against the Detroit Lions, coach Marc Trestman said Thursday.

    Cutler returned to the practice field Thursday, about 2½ weeks after tearing a groin muscle during an Oct. 20 game against the Washington Redskins. The original diagnosis was for him to miss four weeks.

    "Jay has spent, since the day he got hurt, really 24/7 doing everything he can on and off the field to get ready," Trestman said.

    No. 2 quarterback Josh McCown has had great success in relief of Cutler, but Trestman said Cutler "took every rep" in practice and expects him to be able to start.

    "Jay is unique regarding he really understands his body," Trestman said. "He understands how to take care of himself, and he's a unique athlete. There was an incredible amount of hard work and effort that he had put in to even have a chance. We're excited about it. It says a lot about his commitment to the team. He came in this morning, did a few of the things. The doctors said, 'You're good to go.' "

    ESPN.com Bears reporter Michael C. Wright contributed to this report.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. JustAnotherBearsFan99

    JustAnotherBearsFan99
    Expand Collapse
    Assistant Head Coach
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    May 21, 2012
    Messages:
    13,219
    Likes Received:
    4,205
    ßearz ßuckz:
    5,294ß
    He's a tough guy. That's why I got upset when folks questioned his toughness. He may be a knucklehead throwing ints at times, but I've always felt he's given the team max effort, even when he was getting the snot beaten out of him behind the crappy Bears OL's over the years.
     
    #2 JustAnotherBearsFan99, Nov 7, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2013
    • Like Like x 4
    • Winner Winner x 1
  3. AtomicTommy

    AtomicTommy
    Expand Collapse
    DaBears Ditka

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2007
    Messages:
    24,118
    Likes Received:
    2,647
    ßearz ßuckz:
    323ß
    This is awesome.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Rogelio

    Rogelio
    Expand Collapse
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Messages:
    292
    Likes Received:
    225
    ßearz ßuckz:
    195ß
    As long as he is healthy, great. But if he goes out and re-strains it, the doctors who cleared him better be fired.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. VJ18

    VJ18
    Expand Collapse
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2013
    Messages:
    553
    Likes Received:
    145
    ßearz ßuckz:
    343ß
    this 100%
     
  6. DaTreeBears

    DaTreeBears
    Expand Collapse
    Pro-Bowler

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2013
    Messages:
    1,353
    Likes Received:
    703
    ßearz ßuckz:
    691ß
    I wish the news was Briggs was returning early instead.
     
  7. The Benjamin

    The Benjamin
    Expand Collapse
    George Halas
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Messages:
    48,717
    Likes Received:
    2,467
    ßearz ßuckz:
    4,326ß
    Actually, I likely broke it on the board here before he did on FB.

    Of course, the Score broke it before I did here....

    So there is that
     
  8. riczaj01

    riczaj01
    Expand Collapse
    DaBears Ditka
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    24,878
    Likes Received:
    4,064
    ßearz ßuckz:
    4,163ß
    Good to hear, hope he's not forcing this though, Suh and the rest of that DL is going to go after that leg, if it's not strong enough he's going to reinjure real quick
     
  9. MPbears68

    MPbears68
    Expand Collapse
    Hall of Famer

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2011
    Messages:
    5,275
    Likes Received:
    1,695
    ßearz ßuckz:
    1,336ß
    I'm glad he's back but concerned he isnt 100% yet. 3 weeks seems awfully fast for what we were told was a bad injury. Anyone else gonna have sphincter-spasm every time it looks like the pocket is starting to collpase on Sunday?
     
  10. BradMustersGhost

    BradMustersGhost
    Expand Collapse
    Guest

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2013
    Messages:
    805
    Likes Received:
    321
    ßearz ßuckz:
    447ß
    MPbears, my biggest concern is that he is going to lay a MASSIVE EGG on Sunday. 2+ INTs, a fumble, whatever. I am not convinced he really is at full strength, regardless of what the team doctors and Jay say. God Help Us All if his mechanics are off because that groin is still gimpy. I will sing his praises for "being tough" IF AND WHEN he actually performs at least as well as McCown has performed. There is "smart/selfless tough" and "stupid/selfish tough." I just pray that Cutler's performance on Sunday falls into the former category, as opposed to the latter. He doesn't get a medal from me if he goes out there and craps the bed against Detroit in a must-win game.
     
    • Like Like x 4

Share This Page