Todd Collins is likely finished as a backup quarterback with the Bears after he was ineffective on two third-quarter series and pulled in favor of Caleb Hanie, who finished with a higher quarterback rating than Packers' quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
"It's tough but that's part of the job," Collins said of being thrust into a big game with little warning. "The two series I was in we didn't get anything going."
The Bears signed Collins during training camp so they wouldn't have to rely on the inexperienced Hanie if Cutler got hurt. Collins threw four interceptions in his only start against the Panthers and failed to complete a pass in four attempts Sunday.
"There's not like there was a big difference," Smith said when asked why Collins was the backup and Hanie No. 3. "That's why we went to Caleb fairly quick. But Todd was our two. We went with our two. We didn't like that and felt we needed to go a different direction and we did."