Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 10/24/14

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 28: Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears looks to pass against the Minnesota Vikings in the first half at Soldier Field on December 28, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Jay Cutler missed Monday night’s Bears-49ers game because he was recovering from a concussion, and backup quarterback Jason Campbell struggled in his place. Campbell was sacked six times and pressured 11 times during the 32-7 loss. He went 14/22 for 107 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions in the loss, and his offensive line hardly afforded him a chance to compete against the aggressive San Francisco defense. Cutler empathized with Campbell. “I felt bad for the guy. It’s a hard situation to be in,” Cutler said on ESPN 1000 Tuesday. “I think backup quarterback is one of the best jobs and one of the worst jobs. It’s a tough, tough gig, whenever the guy [the starter] goes down. “Especially a veteran like him. He’s expected to perform at a high level. But I don’t think [the offense] gave him a fair shot.” The offense most certainly did not give him a fair shot. 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was in the backfield all game and racked up 5.5 sacks. This is the same type of performance f...
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