Jay Cutler suffers concussion, Jason Campbell in

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If the Bears are going to come back in the second half, they’ll have to do it without quarterback Jay Cutler.

Cutler suffered a concussion, perhaps on a hard hit by Tim Dobbins which was penalized, and stayed in the game afterward.

But he stayed in the locker room, and backup Jason Campbell has taken over, trailing 10-3.

48 responses to “Jay Cutler suffers concussion, Jason Campbell in

  1. Not to mention the Bears should have had the ball at about the 4 yard line on the player where Cutler got hurt.

  2. Grown to respect Cutler…after the NFC title game debacle he has showed how tough he is. However not smart to try and play with your brain scrambled.

  3. You don’t like to see any player get hurt. And if you’re a GB fan, you especially don’t want to see Cutler hurt in a big game.

    He’s always such good choke job entertainment.

  4. “It was a clean hit, because Cutler didn’t slide. He was considered a runner”

    Well, I wouldn’t expect a quarterback to slide when he’s trying to throw the ball. He got hurt on the play when he got speared throwing to Hester, not when he ran a few plays later.

  5. spytdi says:Nov 11, 2012 10:39 PM

    It was a clean hit, because Cutler didn’t slide. He was considered a runner.
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    Exactly what baffles me even more is that the defender got flagged.

    I don’t get how they flagged the defender for that. For a high hit on the QB. When Cutler made an illegal foward pass because he was at the time.

  6. Three players who continued to play after getting concussions today (that we know of). League is going to be PISSED and I wouldn’t be surprised if they find someway to punish the teams for violating the player safety rules. And they should. Anything less than a $250,000 fine would be a joke. (and used against them in court to shown they really don’t care about player safety).

    I also wouldn’t be surprised if all the teams got was a sternly written letter telling them not to do it again.

  7. pudgalvin says:Nov 11, 2012 10:42 PM

    “It was a clean hit, because Cutler didn’t slide. He was considered a runner”

    Well, I wouldn’t expect a quarterback to slide when he’s trying to throw the ball.
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    Its illegal for him to throw. So from what I understand of the rules, its a clean legal hit.

    If Vick scrambles downfield and chucks it gets lit up. They still can’t call roughing the passer.

  8. “Its illegal for him to throw. So from what I understand of the rules, its a clean legal hit.

    If Vick scrambles downfield and chucks it gets lit up. They still can’t call roughing the passer.”

    Oh, so you can run up and spear any random player on the field? He didn’t have the ball, so I think you’re understanding of the rules is incorrect.

  9. “Three players who continued to play after getting concussions today (that we know of). League is going to be PISSED”…

    I think it’s obvious the Saints will be looking at more suspensions.

  10. I thought Campbell was brought in to be a reliable backup in case Cutler got hurt? Campbell was horrible. Just looked like he didnt even want to be in the game. Tried no passes down field. Hes no better than Caleb Hanie. Just a sad display by Campbell

  11. Was that campbell out there or did we somehow get kyle “check down” Orten back.

    I thought it was a good move bringing in campbell, but after watching him check down on almost every single play I found myself missing caleb hanie by the end of the game.

  12. Good game. Obviously I wish the outcome was different but that didn’t happen. Bears gotta bounce back next week against another tough opponent. I hope Jay is ok and is out there next Monday night. I know people like to rag on him but the Bears have a better chance to win games with him then they do without him.

  13. Bears haven’t beat anyone with a winning record…It’s all smoke and mirrors.
    I see a melt down in the second part of the season…

  14. Even though Cutler was knocked out of the game the Bears still had the advantage by the slimmest, because of the game conditions. Houstons used to the nice weather and we NFC North folk thrive and excel in rainy, snowy, and bone chilling cold weather (We are known for this). Granted losing Cutler was a loss, but Campbell is probably one of the best back-ups in the league, and could probably start for a few teams. Campbell is a little step down from Cutler, granted you could argue how little Campbell knows the Bears system. Lets be honest though, even knowing that little about the system Campbell did play better than Cutler tonight, but ultimately they stand a better chance with Cutler and his knowledge of the team and system. It will be interesting next week when you have the 49ers and Bears where both QB’s suffered a concussion. Will the starters be playing? The 49ers will lose for sure without Smith, but the Bears can win without Cutler against San Fran due to the QB issues on both sides. Campbell is miles better than San Frans back up.

  15. pudgalvin says:Nov 11, 2012 11:15 PM

    Oh, so you can run up and spear any random player on the field? He didn’t have the ball, so I think you’re understanding of the rules is incorrect.
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    If he was behind the line and thier helmets hit like as it appears in the replay. Flag it and I can understand.

    When your a ball carrier your not protected by those rules. Thats why I feel they should have picked up the flag on the defense. Its not his fault Cutler made in illegal pass. So he shouldn’t be penalized for it.

    RBs that go out on a screen and no one gets picked up and get blasted in the same manner, and they don’t the benifit of that.

  16. Anyone who calls Cutler a quitter or a wimp is dense. I’ve seen that guy take a real clobbering some games.

    Nothing personal Bears fans, but some games your O-line doesn’t protect him very well.

    Anyway – even when the Bears O-line doesn’t show up and Cutler takes a beating, he doesn’t quit. He still fights to keep them in games.

    It will be interesting to see when he can come back. They’ve become a lot more careful about concussions. It’s not like the old days when he could say, “I’m Batman!” but they’d let him play anyway if he could remember the plays.

  17. You mean Cutler didn’t finish a game where the opposing D was doing a good job pressuring him….what a shocker. Every time the going gets tough for this sissy, he packs it in. I’ll bet he plays next week, any takers? That’ll show how serious his “concussion” is.

  18. I am no Cutler fan and I’m certainly no fan of the NFL going soft on hard hit, but that hit was dirty. It was dirty as it was a hit to the head that turn his helmet around and it was dirty cause the defender had four yards to stop. This type of hit merits a suspension IMO.

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