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Benching Jay Cutler allows Marc Trestman to end season on his terms

Benching Jay Cutler allows Marc Trestman to end season on his terms

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter dropped a stunner Wednesday night when he reported the Chicago Bears' plan to bench $126.7 million quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen on Sunday when the club hosts the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. The situation brings to mind one that transpired in 2008 in Jacksonville, Florida, when former head coach Jack Del Rio made the decision to bench and eventually cut former No. 7 overall pick Byron Leftwich in favor of David Garrard.
Michael C. Wright / Chicago Bears Blog | ESPN Chicago 15 hours ago

Aaron Rodgers sticks up for Jay Cutler

Every now and then, rivals back one another, and that’s precisely what took place Tuesday when Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers ripped Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer for criticizing Jay Cutler as an anonymous source in an NFL Network report. Rodgers told the NFL Network...
Lions Lowdown | Oakland Press 5 hours ago

Detroit Lions to face Bears' Jimmy Clausen after Cutler benched

It’s Plan B for the Lions who won’t have to figure out how to stop quarterback Jay Cutler on Sunday. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chicago Bears (5-9) will bench Cutler  in favor of Jimmy Clausen when the division rivals meet at Soldier Field. The Lions (10-4) can clinch a playoff...
Brandon Lee Gowton / Bleeding Green Nation 7 hours ago

Chicago Bears are actually benching Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen

Rough times in Chi-town. The Bears are a bad football team. They're 5-9 this season and they've lost three straight games. Head coach Marc Trestman could be fired after just being hired in 2013 and general manager Phil Emery might not be safe either. But the Bears have hit a new low. According to ESPN...
Bears Gab 4 hours ago
Lions vs Bears NFL Week 16 Capsule

Lions vs Bears NFL Week 16 Capsule

LIONS BEARS SERIES LEADER 96-68-5 STREAKS Past 3   COACHES VS. OPP. Caldwell: 1-0 Trestman: 0-3 LAST WEEK W 16-14 vs. Vikings L 31-15 vs. Saints LAST GAME 11/27/14: Bears 17 at Lions 34. Lions WR Calvin Johnson has 11 catches for 146 yards and 2 TDs. Detroit RB Joique Bell adds 91 rushing yards […]
Bears Gab 6 hours ago

Lions vs Bears Wednesday Injury Report

DETROIT LIONS Practice Report DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE Wednesday DT Nick Fairley (knee), DE George Johnson (illness), T LaAdrian Waddle (knee) LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE Wednesday S Don Carey (ankle), WR Calvin Johnson (ankle), LB Ashlee Palmer (quadricep),...
Bears Blog | Chicago Breaking Sports 6 hours ago

Bears bench Jay Cutler, will start Jimmy Clausen on Sunday

The Chicago Bears have benched quarterback Jay Cutler and plan to start Jimmy Clausen against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Wednesday evening. ESPN first reported the news.
Lions Lowdown | Oakland Press 5 hours ago

Detroit Lions chat set for 3 p.m. on Thursday

Join me at 3 p.m. on Thursday for a live chat discussing the Detroit Lions as they prepare to face the Chicago Bears on Sunday at Soldier Field. Quarterback Jay Cutler has been benched in favor of Jimmy Clausen who is 1-9 as an NFL starter. Plenty to discuss.
Bears Gab 6 hours ago
Bears to Start Jimmy Clausen at QB; Sit Jay Cutler

Bears to Start Jimmy Clausen at QB; Sit Jay Cutler

The Bears plan to start Jimmy Clausen at quarterback this week over Jay Cutler, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN Cutler has struggled this season in leading the Bears to a 5-9 record. In Monday’s 31-15 loss to the New Orleans Saints, he threw two touchdowns but had three interceptions bring his NFL-leading turnover […]
Cat Scratch Reader 5 hours ago

Jimmy Clausen is starting for the Bears, I wrote a poem

A meltdown of epic proportions in Chicago has led to Jay Cutler being benched in favor of Jimmy Clausen. Despite being on the Bears roster now, nobody is better equipped to celebrate this momentous occasion than us. Pickles starting again is worth of an epic...

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Chicago Tribune 2 hours ago

Bears benching of Jay Cutler confirms it's time to turn out lights on era

In a stunning act of either ignorance or defiance — perhaps both — Bears coach Marc Trestman benched quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen.

Bears benching of Jay Cutler confirms it's time to turn out lights on era

In a stunning act of either ignorance or defiance — perhaps both — Bears coach Marc Trestman benched quarterback Jay Cutler in favor of backup Jimmy Clausen.
Northwest Herald 5 hours ago

Hub Arkush: Do Bears really think Clausen is answer?

For reasons that are unclear to me, Marc Trestman elected to give his players an extra day off Wednesday, confusing his apparent belief that by going overly easy on his players it will make them play better with the job of being a head football coach.

Carmelo Anthony who? Charles Barkley calls Bulls best in East if …

As TNT likes to do occasionally, Charles Barkley is out of the network's Atlanta studio and will sit courtside with fellow analyst Reggie Miller and play-by-play ace Kevin Harlan to call Thursday night's Bulls-Knicks game.

Carmelo Anthony who? Charles Barkley calls Bulls best in East if …

As TNT likes to do occasionally, Charles Barkley is out of the network's Atlanta studio and will sit courtside with fellow analyst Reggie Miller and play-by-play ace Kevin Harlan to call Thursday night's Bulls-Knicks game.
Plain Dealer 10 hours ago

Angry Bears Fan copies Angry Browns Fan's holiday songs (video)

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Last year you might remember a YouTube video full of grievances about our beloved Browns set to classic Christmas carols by the Angry Browns Fan.  It looks like a Chicago Bears fan followed the Angry Browns Fan's lead and recreated...

Marc Trestman on Jay Cutler's body language: 'We all can do better'

The Bears’ three consecutive losses on national television have rekindled the narrative about how quarterback Jay Cutler’s body language equates to leadership, with various analysts and talking heads piling on at the end of a ruined season.

Marc Trestman admits failures with Jay Cutler

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- One major component swaying the Chicago Bears' decision to hire Marc Trestman was his ability to coax the best from quarterbacks, but the coach admitted Wednesday he hasn’t been able to accomplish that endeavor with Jay Cutler. “I think that’s evident I haven’t up to this point,” Trestman said. “Am I working at it? Yes. We’ve seen moments, but we haven’t done it on a consistent basis.
Northwest Herald 12 hours ago

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers "baffled" by Chicago Bears OC Aaron Kromer's comments

Support for Bears quarterback Jay Cutler came from an unlikely source as Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers said he felt for his rival having to deal with comments made by Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer.

Tony Dungy: Bears took Lovie Smith for granted

As Chicago stumbles toward its first sub-.500 season since 2009, second-guessing the franchise’s decision to part ways with Lovie Smith after a 10-6 campaign in 2012 has become commonplace, with former NFL coach Tony Dungy saying the organization took Smith for granted. Dungy was asked in an interview with The Sporting News whether the firing of his longtime friend and opponent in Super Bowl XLI was fair. “No, it wasn’t,” said Dungy, who now serves as an NFL analyst on NBC.
5 things to watch: Is Chicago still scared of the Detroit Lions' rush defense?

5 things to watch: Is Chicago still scared of the Detroit Lions' rush defense?

The Detroit Lions throttled the Chicago Bears 34-17 just three weeks ago at Ford Field. Now they face the Bears again, just one tantalizing win away from punching their ticket to the tournament.

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