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OAKLAND, Calif. — When ESPN’s Michael Wilbon — a fellow South Sider who, like myself, obviously has been scarred by a childhood of Jack Concannon, Bobby Douglass and Bob Avellini — called Jay Cutler the third-best quarterback in the NFL today, it was clear that while we know our football, we are way out of our league when it comes to quarterbacks. Who are we to say how good any quarterback is? We’ve seen fewer good quarterbacks in our lifetimes than even Jerry Angelo has — and he’s still figuring it out on the fly, and he does this for …
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The Bears come into Oakland minus their starting quarterback Jay Cutler. They will turn from Cutler to Caleb Hanie. It changes the game considerably from what the Raiders would have been facing with Jay Cutler under center. The Bears will not be able to turn to Cutler when the defense stacks the box against Matt [...]
Caleb Hanie did anything but embarrass himself in relief of Jay Cutler, but the Bears still lost in Oakland, 25-20.
Hanie finished with 254 yards and 3 TDs, but also had 3 INTs. He also added 50 yards rushing. Matt Forte had 59 yards on 12 rushing attempts, but Marion Barber actually did him one better, running for 60 yards on 10 carries. Johnny Knox was outstanding...
Jay Cutler was lost two weeks ago after breaking his thumb. On Sunday, the Chicago Bears watched with a sickening feeling as star running back Matt Forte walked gingerly into the tunnel with a knee injury in the first quarter.
So, what else can happen to a team still clinging to its playoff hopes?
''It's not A running back. It's Matt Forte,'' star linebacker...
CHICAGO BEARS (7-3) at OAKLAND RAIDERS (6-4) Sunday, 4:05 P.M. ET, FOX, Direct TV (711), Sirius (Chi 135, Oak 86)
Why Watch To see if Caleb Hanie will be more successful for the Bears than Tyler Palko was for the Kansas City Chiefs under similar circumstances. Bears fans have not been entirely behind QB Jay Cutler, but hey, he's better than Rex Grossman and Chicago was on...
This is why you take a chance. It's why you look for that opportunity and go all-in at the first hint of it.
It's why the Oakland Raiders were smart to give up so much for a possibly washed-up Carson Palmer. It's why some players were so quick to attack Jay Cutler on Twitter last season when he left the NFC Championship Game.
In the NFL, chances come and chances go...
After Jay Cutler fractured his finger in the Bears win over the Chargers, back-up quarterback Caleb Hanie will make his first career start as the Bears take on the Raiders. Everyone from Lovie Smith to Brian Urlacher has professed faith in Hanie, but that doesn't mean anyone expects him to go out and replicate Cutler's feats.
Chicago will start with not scrapping the playbook...
Winners of five consecutive games but with Jay Cutler lost for possibly the remainder of the season, the Chicago Bears (7-3) head west to face the AFC West leading Oakland Raiders (6-4) with all eyes on new starting quarterback Caleb Hanie. To his credit, Hanie appears ready for the test. He’s mobile, possesses an above-average arm and displays an uncommon poise for someone [...]
The Chicago Bears will go to Oakland without quarterback Jay Cutler and nickel cornerback D.J. Moore will not play, but the Raiders are facing a host of injuries that will limit them on Sunday. It could be a good time to catch the AFC West leader.
Can the Chicago Bears continue rolling after losing quarterback Jay Cutler to a thumb injury? A test against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday figures to provide some immediate answers as inexperienced Caleb Hanie assumed the starting quarterback duties with a five-game winning streak on the line.