Jay Cutler to Start Against the Browns on Sunday

JayHatI’m probably stepping on some toes here – sorry, Jay R. – but I thought you folks would want to know:

Today, Bears coach Marc Trestman announced that a recuperated Jay Cutler will start for the team on Sunday against the Browns. That decision, of course, comes against the backdrop of Josh McCown playing exceedingly well in the role of Wally Pipp.

Jay (as in the writer of this blog, not the quarterback) will probably have much more on this, but, hey, I was sitting at my computer. I don’t know all of the nuances of the decision, and if I tried to expound, I would likely sound like the FacebookCubs version of a Bears fan.

Brett Taylor is the editor and lead writer at Bleacher Nation, and can also be found as Bleacher Nation on Twitter and on Facebook.

12 responses to “Jay Cutler to Start Against the Browns on Sunday”

  1. Rich


  2. Jay

    I’m quite offended. πŸ™‚

  3. jmc

    who is wally pip?

    1. hansman

      The who Lou Gehrig replaced one day waaaaaay back when.

      If I remember right, it was just a typical day off for the Pipster

      1. SirConPMan

        Wally Pipp had a headache that day and asked for the day off.

  4. jmc

    sorry displaced Cubs baseball fan

  5. FarmerTanColin

    Great post Brett, like ususal.

    Browns have a fearsome D…I’m a little worried about this game. That and Josh Gordon scares me…I’m not sure Jennings matches up with him. Not to mention even if he is taken care of what about Jordan Cameron. This team is a lot better than their record.

    1. Robbo

      I would agree the Browns can be competitive and are probably a little better than their record indicates, but I have a hard time considering a defense “fearsome” after they allowed the Jacksonville Jaguars score 32 a week ago.

      1. FarmerTanColin

        Maybe fearsome was too much. Also points can be overrated considering Weeden threw 2 picks and lost a fumble that game.

        They are 4th in opponents rushing and 8th in opponents passing yards per game. A lot of their losses are self inflicted wounds. If they play clean and same can be said about Cutler…it should make for a good game.

  6. Luke

    “and if I tried to expound, I would likely sound like the FacebookCubs version of a Bears fan.”

    That might actually be really entertaining.

    I suggest you make it a weekly feature!

  7. wilbur

    hey wally pip, i was just thinking about that, but i couldn’t remember who came in and took his job, was i dimaggio? Ty Cobb?

    I don’t care who starts against clevland, bears defense is so bad they have no shot in the playoffs this year anyway.

    But I do believe, that whoever signed Mcown, scouted Mcown, got Mcowon ready to play did a greaking unbelievable job for the bears. So have these same people find some defenseive players ok, lineman, pass rushers, linebackers, safeties, cornerback depth, we need all of that. cutler is just playing for his next contract. Mcnown already proved what he can do and he’ll get a good deal somewhere as a backup, which he should take. I think he is a bit old to resign as a starter,, hope he stays with the bears.

  8. Cheese Chad

    I actually like Cutler (one of few). I think he could be the quarterback to win a super bowl in Chicago. The problem is I just don’t know if he’ll be healthy enough. Not sure if I’d rather re-sign him or let him go. I’m leaning toward letting him go because it’s not like the defense is forcing the bears to have a franchise QB at the moment. This has the feel of a Bears rebuild around Jeffrey and hopefully Marshall and Forte don’t get too old before they are ready.