Mobile

3 Point Stance: Where would Bears be without Cutler

1. It seems well past the time someone points out the kindest evaluation we can make of Josh McCown is he is well below average. He entered the Raiders game 8 -16, 55 yards, 0 TD, 0 Int, one sack for the preseason and against Oakland was 5-9, 42 yards, 0 TD, 1 Int for a 28.2 passer rating. He was also flagged for illegal procedure on a play the Bears lost a fumble on when Taylor Boggs snapped the ball early as McCown tried to change the play. The bottom line is, even if the Bears keep either Jordan Palmer or Trent Edwards, their playoff hopes are almost certainly gone if Jay Cutler gets hurt.

2. The most curious aspect of the Raiders game was as well as the Bears did spreading the football around, Joe Anderson, who has been one of the big stories of training camp, wasn't targeted once.

3. Zack Bowman's hamstring injury leaves the Bears almost no choice but to keep either rookie C.J. Wilson, rookie Demontre Hurst or both since they are the only other backup corners on the roster besides Sherrick McManis.

By HUB ARKUSH-harkush@shawmedia.com

Loading more

Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.