Cutler: We don't need to hit the panic button

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Cutler: We don't need to hit the panic button

It may have been a blessing in disguise that Jay Cutler wasn't able to play in Monday night's embarrassing loss to the 49ers. Backup quarterback Jason Campbell took a beating, being sacked six times and pressured 11 other times. The Bears are lucky Campbell even made it through last night's debacle.

Despite the blowout, Cutler believes the Bears are still in the drivers seat.

"It is still one game and we don't need to hit the panic button or have DEFCON 5," Cutler told WMVP radio Monday morning. " It's one game, there's a lot of football left to play and we're still in the drivers seat. We're in a good position and we just got to fix it."

Cutler also took the time to explain the process that went into the process of him and Shea McClellin not being able to suit up due to their concussions.

"Before I even took the test I met with Lovie and our trainers. Me and Shea both passing or not passing the test, everyone was leaning towards us not playing," Cutler said. "They're explanations to me were they get concerned whenever you don't return back to normal and when you stay in that fog for weeks on end, that's when there's a level for concern."

With the Bears NFC North matchup against the Vikings five days away, there's still no word on whether or not Cutler will get the green light to play.

Which current Blackhawks would Jeremy Roenick like to play with?

Which current Blackhawks would Jeremy Roenick like to play with?

Is there anyone who wouldn't want to play with Patrick Kane?

Jeremy Roenick joined In The Loop on Wednesday to discuss which current Blackhawks he would like to play with, and naturally, the reigning MVP topped his list.

"He would be my No. 1 choice," Roenick said. "There's no question about it."

But Roenick said there are two more Blackhawks he would like to lace them up with.

"I wouldn't mind playing with (Artemi) Panarin also," he said. "I would love to play with Jonathan Toews. I think I'd play well with all three of them."

Roenick also gave high praise to coach Joel Quenneville, saying he is one of the best coaches in all of sports. Roenick even compared Quenneville to "the Bill Belichick of hockey."

See what else the Roenick had to say in the video above.

Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

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Big Ten Talk Podcast: Picking contenders and pretenders in the Big Ten title race

Welcome to the first Big Ten Talk Podcast of basketball season.

The Big Ten season is off to an intriguing start despite there not being an overwhelming of standout teams looking capable of challenging for a national championship.

But one of these teams is guaranteed to win at least a league title.

In this episode of the Big Ten Talk Podcast, CSN's Vinnie Duber and Matt Maniscalco go team by team to decide who's a contender and who's a pretender in the conference-title race.

Plus, they take in-depth looks at where Northwestern and Illinois stand — and which direction each program is heading — at this point in the season.

Take a listen below: