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Injuries have played a role in the Bears recent struggles. But this version of the Bears yearly collapse has many other factors.
One way or another, the Bears always seem to find a way to fall short of their potential. Whether it be injuries, play calling, personnel, or Father Time, every aspect seems to make a yearly appearance at one point or another and derail the season.
This season has been no different. It is actually one of the most drastic “tale of two seasons” stories I’ve ever witnessed. Even though the Bears struggled mightily and finished the season 1-5 last year, the 1-4 stretch they are going through right now seems much worse.
Last year, no one expected much from the Bears when their two cornerstones on offense, Jay Cutler and Matt Forte, went down at the same time. The expectations were immediately lowered as soon as they were replaced by Caleb Hanie and Marion Barber. There was even a sort of cautious optimism that if Cutler and Forte could just come back healthy, ...
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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler told reporters
yesterday that he will be ready to play this weekend when his team faces the
Green Bay Packers in a pivotal NFC North showdown, reports Brad Biggs of the
Jay Cutler didn't look stiff Wednesday from the neck
injury that knocked him out of the fourth quarter of Sunday's road loss to the
The Chicago Bears are apparently concerned enough about the health of quarterback Jay Cutler that they brought in two quarterbacks for tryouts. Josh Johnson and Stephen McGee worked out for the Bears on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reported. Cutler suffered a neck injury in the Bears' loss to Minnesota on Sunday. The injury didn't appear serious, but Cutler also missed...
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Chicago bears QB Jay Cutler has a sprained MCL, although it's not too severe, as head coach Lovie Smith said Thursday that he's not concerned about Cutler not playing Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers. “None at all,” Smith said, via Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. The team held a limited practice Thrusday and he&...
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, who left Sunday's game with a stiff neck says he'll be ready for Week 15 against Green Bay, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.Fantasy Spin:Jason Campbell finished last Sunday's game. We've already seen that the Bears have no offensive production when Cutler is out of the lineup so fantasy owners of Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte...
One day after taking a whiplash-type hit to the neck, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler informed radio listeners, I should be ready to go later in the week.
Appearing on his weekly ESPN radio show, Cutler said his neck was a bit tight but that he received treatment Monday morning and should be ready to play Sunday vs. the Green Bay Packers.
Cutler suffered the injury when he was...
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a sprained MCL, but is expected to be able to play in Sunday’s game against the Packers. A team source said it’s not remotely as serious as the MCL injury that knocked him out of the second half of the NFC championship game loss to the Packers two years ago at Soldier Field. Cutler is expected to...
Jay Cutler, who left Sunday's ugly loss at Minnesota with a neck injury expects to play on Sunday for Chicago, which no longer controls its fate in the NFC North.
[caption id="attachment_10693" align="alignleft" width="300"] Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) gets a handshake from the Viking's mascot at the conclusion of his team's loss to the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field, in Minneapolis, MN, on Sunday, December 9, 2012. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune)[/caption]
After suffering a...
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is dealing with more
than a neck injury as he’s also suffering from a sprained MCL in his knee,
reports Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com.
The Bears list Cutler on the injury report with neck
and knee injuries. He's expected to fully participate in Friday's practice and
start in Sunday’s big game against the Green Bay Packers.
Jay Cutler can't catch a break this season.
Clay Matthews was back at practice Wednesday for the first time since pulling his hamstring last month, and he's eager to terrorize the Bears quarterback again Sunday when the Green Bay Packers (9-4) travel to Chicago. The Packers can clinch the NFC North title with a victory over their biggest rivals.
''When you have...
Defensive linemen Jared Allen and Everson Griffen know that the target area for a quarterback hit isn’t very large. Griffen maintains he didn’t do anything wrong during a hit on Jay Cutler, but he’s not going to let a potential fine alter his aggressiveness.
The last time Clay Matthews faced Chicago, he dropped Jay Cutler for 3.5 sacks. Rather than rush back from his hamstring injury, Matthews and the training staff kept the "big picture" in mind during his four-game absence. The "big picture" also is in play with Charles Woodson.
The Chicago Bears have very rarely been known for their offense throughout the history of the NFL. The Chicago Bears have always been a franchise known for their defensive prowess and superstars. The 2012 season has been no different for the Bears. The defense has been very solid for the most part, while the offense has really struggled to find its footing and get any kind of...
Much like their early season success on the football field in number of games won, the Bears successfully avoided a lot of injuries. That is no longer the case with this team facing a rash of injuries with three games left to play in the regular season.
In total the Bears have 14 players listed on the injury report for the game against the Packers. 11 of those player...