Found December 21, 2011 on Bloguin Best:
According to, the Chicago Bears will be heading in a different direction this weekend to try to save their once promising season. The Bears will be starting Josh McCown in place of embattled backup Caleb Hanie. The decision was made on Wednesday, and it comes at the most dire of times. The Bears will be playing the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday Night Football. McCown, has not started a game since 2007, and there's no better way to immediately throw him into the fire than letting him start against Green Bay. McCown has thrown 35 touchdowns and 41 interceptions in his career with a cumulative passer rating of 70.9. He has completed 57.6% of his passes in the NFL. The Bears are technically still alive in the playoff race at 7-7, but with both of the wild card slots taken by 9-5 teams (Falcons, Lions), the Bears are effectively playing for evaluation purposes and for dignity. Follow @smaclemons on Twitter [follow]

Bears will start McCown at quarterback

GREEN BAY, Wis. After losing four consecutive games, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith has decided to switch quarterbacks. Smith benched Caleb Hanie on Wednesday in favor of Josh McCown. "We felt like we needed a change," Smith said in a teleconference with Packers media, "someone to give us a little bit of a spark. It's time for us to make a move, so we went...

Josh McCown Named Bears Starting Quarterback

We mentioned earlier today that the Chicago Bears might name Josh McCown their starting quarterback this week. Now according to,  the Bears have made it official,  McCown will start on Sunday against the Packers. The Bears are in a must win situation at this point to even have a shot at making the playoffs [...]

Chicago Bears team report: Josh McCown could get start

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Bears ready to support new starting QB McCown

The Chicago Bears say they have the back of quarterback Josh McCown, who will start Sunday night’s game in Green Bay.

McCown Gets Start Against Pack

The Josh McCown era has officially begun. Say a prayer. The Bears named the man who was coaching high school football just a few months ago as their starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Packers. He is replacing Caleb Hanie, who has earned a quarterback rating of 41.8 in four starts. For McCown, the opportunity to compete again is a dream come true. "...

Bears ready to support new QB McCown

The Bears say they have the back of quarterback Josh McCown, who will start Sunday in Green Bay.

McCown gets call to start vs. Packers

The Chicago Bears are making a change at quarterback, switching to Josh McCown after losing the last four games with Caleb Hanie.

Smith noncommittal on Hanie as starting QB vs. Packers

Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith was noncommittal Monday when asked whether Caleb Hanie will remain his starting quarterback on Sunday against Green Bay.

Caleb Hanie is disappointed, will ‘keep grinding’

Obviously disappointed at losing his starting job, Caleb Hanie didn’t have much else to offer when asked about coach Lovie Smith’s decision to start Josh McCown on Sunday against the Packers. There’s not much he can do. ‘‘Just keep working every day, keep grinding,’’ Hanie said. ‘...

Johnny Knox Gets Rocked

At first it was a play like nearly any other, Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox received a pass from Caleb Hanie (actually, that Hanie got a completion off IS kinda extraordinary) but Knox received a quick pop that jarred the ball loose from his hands. Frantically diving after the fumble, Knox had the unfortunate luck to almost reach the ball at the same time as the Seattle Seahawks...

Week 16 NFL Power Rankings, Chicago Bears Edition

Here are the Week 16 Bears power rankings from various sites around the web: Site This Week/Last Week Analysis ESPN 21 (17) Lovie Smith isn’t ready to announce a QB change, but be ready, Josh McCown. Fox Sports 20 (18) I don’t mean to single out an individual player, but I am not so sure that QB Caleb Hanie could start on an Arena League team. Without Jay Cutler ...
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