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Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by The Benjamin, Nov 5, 2013.
Picked McCown, only because I have a hard time believing that Cutler will be 100%
McCown-regardless of the injury, even if Cutler is %110. In my opinion the position is his to lose. Why?
1.) If Cutler gets back in there and has a moderately good season then we're looking at $16 mil to keep him around...I could never justify that for a mopey, injury prone, poor decision making qb with a good arm who has never won the BIG game his entire life. This is the perfect opportunity for the bears to get out and draft an awesome prospect who could be groomed into trestman's system by somebody who has taken akin to it.
2.) The Bears just beat the Packers at Lambeau on Monday Night Football which leads to my next point
3.) Even if you think Cutler is more talented as a qb, this is a team game and for some reason McCown gets his teammates motivated...I haven't seen a Bears team that jubilated since the Mike Brown days-was Jay Cutler smiling? The Bears beating the Packers in Green Bay, was he even happy about it? Lance Briggs was screaming and laughing. McCown would have been dancing on the field if he hadn't played a minute and the bears won. Cutler is in it for the $. McCown is in it because he genuinely loves it. Do you think Cutler would ever coach high school football?
All that being said, if McCown comes out against the Lions and bombs then the decision is made, even if I don't like it-but if the Bears beat the Packers and Lions consecutively behind McCown then we'd be idiots to want to see Cutler back on the field.
-was Jay Cutler smiling? The Bears beating the Packers in Green Bay, was he even happy about it?
Actually, besides the game itself, one of things that impressed me most was Jay being so participative on the sidelines. And yes, he was smiling often; something he rarely does when he's playing. What a great experience for Jay to stand by Trestman the whole game, watch and learn, and support his good friend, Josh. And yes, I'm pretty sure Jay was extremely happy they won; even though he didn't play. The team is just as motivated with Cutler behind center, as well as Josh. The team absolutely loves Josh. He's a valuable back-up for sure.
^^^Well, I hope you're right...because if McCown comes out and smokes the Lions Cutler's gonna need to get used to the role of backup qb. My fingers are crossed.
if healthy, Cutler. If not, McCown
I abstained from voting because it's dependent on Cutler's health...which none of us know. If he's ready to go, of course you go with him.
I'm happy McCown has played well. But so has Cutler. Over a longer sample period.
Do not underestimate Jay's role getting Josh ready... I do not see how this question addresses any serious issue other than Jay's health.
Josh won my admiration, played well, and I thought he deserved the game ball Monday. Let's not get crazy now.
Cutler is a smart fella. Like some other's have mentioned I hope he picked up on all the reasons why he doesn't have to showcase all his god given (and well polished) talent. Save that for when it is needed, you can't win the game yourself. Protect that pig.
If he plays this weekend, then apparently Derrick Rose is the only athlete that heals at a "normal pace".
I agree with this, if Cutler is 80%, I go with McCown. No players are 100% at this point in the season, but unfortunately, it is difficult to "wrap" a groin injury. Also, with the D-Line that Detroit has, the QB will have to scramble and will get sacked. I would rather Culter be a week healthier before having to deal with that. I may list him as the back-up or emergency, in case McCown gets hurt. I am conflicted by that.
Basically the question is based on Jay's health. But also factoring in that even if he is 100%, fresh off the recovery table that muscle likely is still a little tender. Suh will show no mercy.... Well less than any other player. He hates Jay, and will stop at nothing to reinjure him