Bears coach Lovie Smith doesn’t fault Jay Cutler for holding the ball too long after taking a record nine sacks in the first half of Sunday night’s game against the Giants.
“If you were hit that many times, you’d be skittish too,” Smith told NBC’s Andre Kremer.
It turns out Cutler was more than skittish; he was concussed. NBC’s Andrea Kremer reports Cutler will not return after halftime after getting his head slammed to the turf on the second to last play of the first half. Todd Collins is in at quarterback.
Aaron Ross recorded the final sack of Cutler; Osi Umenyiora had three sacks of his own in the first half.
Despite producing only 28 total yards of offense in the first 35 minutes of the game, the Bears only trail 3-0.