Today the Bear Report's (Bleacher Report), released an article which disclosed the possibility of Caleb Hanie going elsewhere should he get the opportunity to compete for a starting job. Hell, after what he did in a big game with very little work, and making a 16 year veteran look like a "scrub" (which Collins is anyway), can you blame Hanie.
In the back of my mind, I entertained the thought of Hanie competing with Cutler next year for the top spot, but that was only a "pipe-dream". Realistically however, Hanie showed that he does have the "right-stuff" to be a starter. I've even said that if Hanie was given more reps, He'd probably be just-as-good as Jay. Now I know why John Crist (BR Editor & Chief) loves Hanie so-much.
Caleb Hanie proved to me and the rest of the civilized world that he can "flat-out" play QB in the NFL. Hanie has a "great" work ethic, and a tremendous "aptitude" for the game. Even after the Raji "pic-six", Hanie still searched, and found ways to exploit a good GB defense. Hanie also had the Bears driving down the field again with a 1:27 left in the game, but then Mike Martz did his "usual" trip-over his own IQ by calling a TO, then running a play which had absolutely "no-chance" to work.
Jay Cutler needs to be challenged. Every QB has had to deal with such a scenario at some time or another. I could care-less if Cutler got his petty feelings hurt. Jay needs to really know what it means to "work" for something rather then having it handed to him. Let's face-it Bear Fans, Cutler checked-out of Denver when McDaniel made the "slightest" hint of another QB coming in to compete for the starting job.
Don't misunderstand my perspective here. Jay Cutler is a very talented QB, but he has a "very" long way to go before he can be named among signal callers like Breese, Brady, Manning, Roethlisberger, and yes even Aaron Rodgers.....