Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was asked if ''Hanie was tougher to defend than Collins'' against the Bears on Sunday.
''Who's CoIlins?'' Matthews said.
After Jay Cutler left with an injury in the third quarter, it really didn't matter who the Bears played at quarterback. In fact, even Cutler didn't matter. Hounded by Packers pressure almost from the start, Cutler never looked comfortable or even close to being in rhythm in the Packers' 21-14 victory over the Bears in the NFC Championship Game at Soldier Field.
In fact, Caleb Hanie was more dangerous to the Packers than Cutler was.
''I kind of wish we would have had Jay in there the whole time the way things were going,'' Matthews said. ''When you've got a new quarterback you feel like you can turn it loose a little bit more and bring more pressure which we were able to do with 10 [Todd Collins] in there.
''Obviously 12 [Hanie] really game-planned us because he did a heckuva job. He was moving around, a little more mobile in the pocket and presented a new threat similar to the [Kevin] Kolb-Michael Vick-type deal.''