Jay Cutler admitted that he was moving slowly on Wednesday morning after taking several hard shots in Monday night's game against the Packers.
"The older you get the harder it is," he said. "The more hits you take the longer it's going to take. Today was a rough one with some of the hits you take. It was a Monday night game so we only had one day of recovery. That's why we're taking it a little easy today. That's the thing in the NFL. You have to be able to do it 16 weeks."
The Bears were just holding a walk-thru on Wednesday instead of their typical full-bore practice.
Cutler also said his offensive line did a good job against the Packers considering that the line had to be reshuffled after Chris Williams was injured in last week's win over the Cowboys, but that doesn't change the fact that hits like the one Cutler took on Monday night, when rookie linebacker Fran Zombo put the crown of his helmet under his facemask, add up eventually.
"Some of those you hope the next play is a run but it doesn't always happen like that," Cutler said. "Those hits are tough. You get hit in the head like that under the chin and you know you have to get right back up. The clock is ticking . It could be third down, it could be second down, you never know. That's was kind of a crucial part of the game when we had to go down there and score."