Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/1/13
In addition to acknowledging his role in the Chicago Bears' 40-32 loss on Sunday to the Detroit Lions quarterback Jay Cutler dispelled rumors that illness played a factor in his performance. Cutler committed four turnovers -- three interceptions and a fumble returned for a touchdown -- as Chicago had its first loss of the season on Sunday at Ford Field with the quarterback completing just 27-of-47 for 317 yards and a passer rating of 65.6. "I felt good. I felt fine. Do I look alright?" Cutler asked Monday on ESPN-1000's "The Jay Cutler Show". "I wasn't sick. If I (were) sick I wouldn't say anything. It didn't happen. Nothing had any impact on the way I played. I missed some throws; wish I could have three or four of them back like we talked about. But we can't. So it only counts as one game just like the other ones." Cutler entered the game with his average pass traveling three yards through the first three outings but threw 45 percent of his passes more than 10 yards downfield with the average pass travelling 12.3 yards. That not to mention Detroit's pass rush played a role in Cutler committing four turnovers and converting only one third down in 13 attempts. Bears coach Marc Trestman said Cutler made good decisions but failed to threw the ball accurately on too many occasions. By attempting longer passes Cutler increased the level of difficulty with his throws. During the first three weeks of the season Cutler opted for more high-percentage attempts (shorter throws) that increased his completion percentage. Cutler acknowledged that the true test for the team and him is how the Bears rebound from against the Saints on Sunday after the difficult loss at Detroit.
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