Originally written on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 11/19/14

CHICAGO - AUGUST 22: Caleb Hanie #12 of the Chicago Bears drops back to pass against the New York Giants during their preseason NFL game at Soldier Field on August 22, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
If Chicago Bears fans are frustrated with Caleb Hanie's three interception performance on Sunday, they should refocus that exasperation elsewhere. You can't blame Hanie, the backup quarterback to injured Jay Cutler, for playing like a backup to an injured Jay Cutler. It's not his fault he's Caleb Hanie, he can only do the best he can do. Brian Urlacher didn't blame him, nor should fans. What they can be annoyed with is the fact that Hanie ended the game with an intentional grounding penalty on a play in which he intended to spike the ball to stop the clock. Watch, as Hanie makes a mistake that brings about a penalty and the requisite 10-second runoff. It's not like delayed spikes are an NFL rule only. The same interpretation applies at the high school and college levels, so Hanie doesn't have an excuse. Granted, the Bears would have needed a miracle to win the game on the final play and since all NFL varieties are following the Denver Broncos these days, the chances of a last-play...
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