McCown on replacing Cutler, Bears bye week

McCown on replacing Cutler, Bears bye week
October 22, 2013, 9:30 pm
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By Nick Wilder

Josh McCown is ready to fill in for the injured Jay Cutler as long as he’s needed.

McCown came in to replace Cutler during the second quarter of the Bears' loss to the Redskins on Sunday. The backup quarterback played well in the game, throwing for 204 yards and a touchdown, while going toe-to-toe with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III throughout the second half.

McCown joined Comcast SportsNet's Jim Miller and co-host Pat Kirwin on SiriusXM on Tuesday to discuss replacing Cutler for at least the next few weeks and what lies ahead for the Bears.

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“I had fun, it was not ideal obviously, but I had to play and try and help our team win the ball game,” McCown said. “I was trying to go in there and be efficient and do the things we talk about doing whether it’s Jay or anybody else playing. Just trying to play efficient, up-tempo football and do anything that helps the team win.”

Miller asked McCown if the Bears offense will need to change at all with a new quarterback leading the team.

“I don’t know if it’s necessary to change a whole lot,” McCown said. “Every quarterback is different and everybody has that one route they like to throw, but for the most part it will stay the same because they’ve done a good job of putting in a system that a quarterback can function in. There’s not a lot of difference between me and Jay.”

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With the Bears facing a number of injury concerns, McCown reiterated the team will continue to take it one game at a time.

“Thankfully the bye week is coming at a good time, and we can take a deep breath to see where we are at. For us, we are 4-3, and everything is still in front of us that we want to accomplish this year. One of the things we said from Week 1 is that we just want to keep getting better, and we feel like we’ve done that every week.”