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07:12 AM ET 11.14 | Josh McCown can thrive in Marc Trestman's offense -- so, who else can? If Bears general manager Phil Emery isn't asking himself that question, he should be. McCown's success in three different relief appearances -- one half against the Washington Redskins, a complete game against the Green Bay Packers and an emergency final drive against the Detroit Lions -- doesn't mean he's the Bears' best quarterback. But it does open up possibilities Emery would be remiss to ignore. ... Under Trestman, [Jay Cutler] was off to the best start of his career, including back-to-back games against the New Orleans Saints and New York Giants with passer ratings of 128.1 and 106.5 and a career-best streak of 102 passes without an interception. But he's gradually regressing to the mean.

Chicago Sun-Times

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November 14, 2013  07:33 AM ET

Jay has been over-rated for years now, bro.

November 14, 2013  07:59 AM ET

If you work for someone you are expendable, always someone out there that can come in and do your job better and cheaper. especially in Cutlers case.

November 14, 2013  08:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

If you work for someone you are expendable, always someone out there that can come in and do your job better and cheaper. especially in Cutlers case.

YUP!!

November 14, 2013  08:44 AM ET

He's one of those "Best you'll never like" types. He has the charisma of a tortilla and a tendency to have slow feet which has him getting hit too often while he waits for the 50 yard pass to fully develop.

November 14, 2013  09:44 AM ET

This seems to a season of emergence for a number of backup QBs. McCown, Campbell, Foles, Keenum.

November 14, 2013  09:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He's one of those "Best you'll never like" types. He has the charisma of a tortilla and a tendency to have slow feet which has him getting hit too often while he waits for the 50 yard pass to fully develop.

A leopard can't change its spots.

November 14, 2013  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

A leopard can't change its spots.

He's a Bear, not a Leopard.

November 14, 2013  10:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

He's a Pussycat, not a Leopard.

Fixed

November 14, 2013  10:54 AM ET

Potash's entire column at the Sun-Times is a waste of space. There's an entire legion of bad sportswriters complaining like a five-year-old who had their candy taken away. And now they blame Cutler for Trestman's bad decision to play him last week. The Bears season is all about injuries. When Cutler has a passer rating over 100, the Bears are 16-2. What else is there to know?

November 14, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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When Cutler has a passer rating over 100, the Bears are 16-2. What else is there to know?

His career rating is 84.4.
87.1 as a Bear.

So that adds up to a lot of games under 100 and a lot of loses.

That being said, the article is BS. The first Lion game aside, Cutler was having a fantastic season until he got hurt. With a line blocking, two very good receivers and a TE, he gets it done.
McCown isn't going to keep up his pace all year, defenses will figure that out.

November 14, 2013  11:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

His career rating is 84.4. 87.1 as a Bear.So that adds up to a lot of games under 100 and a lot of loses.That being said, the article is BS. The first Lion game aside, Cutler was having a fantastic season until he got hurt. With a line blocking, two very good receivers and a TE, he gets it done. McCown isn't going to keep up his pace all year, defenses will figure that out.

I'm tried of writers regurgatating the same old BS. So and so backup QB looked good over a game and a half so they'd be fantastic over a whole season. They should replace the starter perminately. HOGWASH!!!

November 14, 2013  12:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Potash's entire column at the Sun-Times is a waste of space. There's an entire legion of bad sportswriters complaining like a five-year-old who had their candy taken away. And now they blame Cutler for Trestman's bad decision to play him last week. The Bears season is all about injuries. When Cutler has a passer rating over 100, the Bears are 16-2. What else is there to know?

And they keep giving you candy so you think Cutler is good as the candy.But Cutler did marry some really sweet eye-candy.

Cutler is maybe average at most
Career: 3,220 ATT 149 TD 108 INT CAREER RATEING: 84.4 (BUT WITH THE BEARS 82.7)
AVERAGES 8 FUMBLES/YR

November 14, 2013  12:20 PM ET

It's more than just Cutler though. Don't sign him and then you have a <more> disgruntled diva receiver on your hands too, which you'll have to get rid of like everyone else did. And that will lead to having Forte's brains beat out again.

November 14, 2013  12:26 PM ET
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It's more than just Cutler though. Don't sign him and then you have a <more> disgruntled diva receiver on your hands too, which you'll have to get rid of like everyone else did. And that will lead to having Forte's brains beat out again.

That is an excellent point. Marshall will potentially be a problem without Cutler behind center. He needs a big arm QB for his game to flourish, he isn't ready to venture into the middle.

November 14, 2013  01:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Fixed

Did you hear the horrifying medical things he chose to undergo since the injury so he could get back on the field fast? Look it up. I think it's time to stop calling Cutler a wuss. I wouldn't subject myself to that kind of torture for anything.

November 14, 2013  01:14 PM ET

Cutler can make throws most other QBs cannot. There will a place in the NFL for him for a long time, and Bears fans will keep on waiting for their long search for a real NFL QB when he is out of there.

November 14, 2013  01:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Cutler can make throws most other QBs cannot. There will a place in the NFL for him for a long time, and Bears fans will keep on waiting for their long search for a real NFL QB when he is out of there.

Doesn't look like Trestman or management want Cutler out. Part of playing him and then leaving him last week was long-haul psychology: he's our QB: we go with him. Long odds against C. not returning. Expect him back with new contract (maybe franchised first). While Chicagoans don't love him, he loves Chicago. Go figure.

November 14, 2013  01:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I'm tried of writers regurgatating the same old BS. So and so backup QB looked good over a game and a half so they'd be fantastic over a whole season. They should replace the starter perminately. HOGWASH!!!

From "The Ballad of Matt Flynn."

 
November 14, 2013  01:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Doesn't look like Trestman or management want Cutler out. Part of playing him and then leaving him last week was long-haul psychology: he's our QB: we go with him. Long odds against C. not returning. Expect him back with new contract (maybe franchised first). While Chicagoans don't love him, he loves Chicago. Go figure.

Interesting. I'd never gotten the sense that Chicagoans didn't like the guy. I know most of the sportswriters haven't seemed to care for him, but they strike me as being closeted Green Bay fans to begin with.

Agreed on the franchise tag prediction. They should also make the effort to hang onto McCown; the ability of a good backup has been made pretty clear within the NFC North this season.

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