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Josh McCown will back up Caleb Hanie vs. Broncos

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Veteran Josh McCown will back up Caleb Hanie as the Beasr' No. 2 quarterback against the Denver Broncos today at Mile High Stadium.

McCown was signed after Jay Cutler suffered a broken thumb against the San Diego Chargers on Nov. 20. But rookie Nathan Enderle was the backup to Caleb Hanie against the Raiders and Chiefs while McCown, who had not played in the NFL this season, became acclimated himself to the Bears' offense.

McCown began taking more snaps as the No. 2 quarterback this week, but downplayed the possibility of replacing Enderle as the backup for Hanie. Not surprisingly, McCown is the No. 2 quarterback.

Besides Cutler and Enderle, the Bears' other inactive players this week are running back Matt Forte, safety Major Wright, defensive tackle Anthony Adams, tight end Andre Smith and guard Ricky Henry.

For the Broncos, wide receiver Eddie Royal is inactive. But the other key players who were limited this week are all active: linebacker Von Miller, left tackle Ryan Clady and running back Willis McGahee.

Their other in actives are fullback Quinn Johnson, line backer Mike Mohamed, guard Manny Ramirez, tackle Tony Hills, tight end Julius Thomas and defensive end Derrick Harvey.

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The game was simply a pathetic performance by the Bears both on offense and defense. Stupidity seems to be pervasive on this Bear team. Someone should make an analysis of how many of the Bears' losses were a result of just plain stupid play and mental mistakes.The only thing that would salvage this season for me would clobbering the Packers on their home field. I suspect hopes for the play-offs are pretty well shattered , barring miraculous luck, by this ridiculous loss.

At this stage, I'd say make McCown the number one. Hanie has simply not done the job. Perhaps he can be a future NFL quarterback, but he is not one right now.

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