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‘Happenings at Halas: ‘ Jay Cutler sports a cast, Bears confident in McCown

November 15th, 2013

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Jay Cutler is in a hard cast as a precaution, offering more stability to his remaining ankle as he recovers from a high ankle sprain. He remains 7 days to week.

And the Bears remain confident in his back up. Josh McCown has elevated his own value through his preparing and ability to step in and play well. He has allowed the Has to continue to run the offense the same way they would with Cutler. Though they are different and everyone acknowledges the arm strength of amount 6. No one is knocking what McCown has done. In six sectors and one two-minute drill, he’s tossed four touchdowns, zero interceptions and carries a quarterback rating over 103–that’s the highest of his career. The particular Bears system has kept him at ease.

Their attitude keeps him humble. “It’s energized me, no doubt about it, inch McCown said, “working with great people who are going to put me in a position to be successful. ”

“We’re lucky to have a good regress to something easier in Josh McCown, ” Aaron Kromer said Thursday.

The Bears offensive planner hesitated to rate McCown’s play among other backups around the little league. After all, it’s been a game and a half. But no one can argue with production. And it is led to a better feeling now that the Bears have no choice but to begin him.

“This team feels very good about him. In this environment here, he’s the back-up, but we trust him to go in there and seamlessly perform the job. ”

That was the extent of the head coach’s comments when asked if McCown could be an every game starter. He’s shown the ability. He’s done it before. But that’s not his focus or his role.

McCown says when he or she arrived in Chicago he was basically a number 3 behind Cutler after which back-up Jason Campbell. McCown required it upon himself to find a way to contribute to the team any way he could. He knew that would start with being a good teammate. It’s how he or she proved valuable. He’s actually, legit friends with Cutler.

“I value friendships inside my life, ” McCown explained. “If there is something I say or even do that eases Jay’s mind, you have added overall value to the group. ”

This individual definitely added value to the press conference–always thoughtful, insightful and polite. He plays humbly and he life humbly. How can you not root for him to be successful?

INJURY: Cutler and Lance Briggs stay out for Sunday’s game. Martellus Bennett did not practice today because of a painful ankle. Coaches hope one day rest will be enough. Bennett wasn’t so sure.

Shea McClellin is using that ARP machine Cutler raved about last week, but continued to be sidelined, only doing side work. Jeremiah Ratliff, Patrick Mannelly also did not participate. Jordan Mills had been limited with a sore quad.

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