Get Knox back in starting lineup

Get Knox back in starting lineup

Posted by Bob LeGere on Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:05
Remember last season when Mike Martz made Todd Collins the Bears’ No. 2 quarterback ahead of Caleb Hanie? Remember how, even after Collins was intercepted 4 times against the Panthers and completed 6 of 16 passes for 32 yards and a passer rating of 6.2 in his only start, he remained the No. 2 quarterback because Martz felt better with a veteran quarterback backing up Cutler rather than Hanie? Remember how, after Cutler was injured in the NFC championship game how Collins was still No. 2 (insert your own joke here), and how he performed in that game? Kind of reminds you of how Roy Williams was handed Johnny Knox’s starting job this year, even though Knox caught 96 passes for the Bears the past two seasons – 95 of them from Cutler. Williams has yet to catch a pass from Cutler, even in a preseason game. “We know what Johnny can do out there,” Cutler said. “He's going to be a guy who's going to come in there and provide valuable minutes and make big catches for us. I don't think anyone in this building is really concerned about Johnny and his ability to play in this offense or his ability to play on Sundays.” So let him play with the starters, where he belongs.
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