Not much went right for the Bears Sunday in New Jersey.
But, third-string quarterback Caleb Hanie looked solid late in the fourth quarter. He completed three of four passes for 36 yards, including a team-high 26-yarder.
Hanie said starter Jay Cutler "seems fine," but he will prepare himself in case he's pressed into action.
"I'm just going to play it by ear this week, try as hard as I can in practice, study, just get ready like I do every game," Hanie said. "You get ready as if you're going to play every game or otherwise you're going to be unprepared."
Hanie acknowledged that it's rare that the third quarterback plays.
"It was unfortunate that Jay got hurt and then Todd too. There was not really too much time to think about it. You have to hurry, get loose and get in there and make a pass on the first play," he said. "There wasn't much time to think about it and get nervous so that was good."
Asked what Mike Martz's message was to the offensive players, Hanie said, "Just to evaluate yourself critically and get ready for Carolina, put all that focus and bad energy into being ready for this week."