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Angelo: No new QBs for Bears

Dec. 7, 2011 at 1:13 PM   |   Comments

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CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The general manager of the Chicago Bears said it makes no sense to bring in a new quarterback with only four games remaining in the regular season.

Jerry Angelo said Wednesday on the team's Web site it would not make sense to bring in Donovan McNabb or another quarterback who would not be familiar with the team's offense, the Chicago Tribune reported.

"As I said when we brought in Josh McCown, it was with the understanding that whoever we brought in has to have a familiarity with the offense," Angelo wrote. "We have only four games remaining. If that individual has to play, he's got to know as much as he can about the offense. That's really it. I'm not saying that McNabb can't play. He's just not as familiar with our offense and we don't have the time to be grooming a backup given our situation. I'm not even factoring Brett Favre into the equation because he hasn't played or even practiced from the preseason on. We're all assuming he's in great shape and frothing to come back and play football, which we all know is not true. So the Favre thing is just a fantasy."

Angelo said the team suffered a loss when running back Matt Forte was benched with a knee injury.

"When you lose a player of Matt's caliber, it's going to impact your football team. His versatility and his playmaking ability will be missed. The good news is it sounds like we're going to get him back fairly soon. Unfortunately, we won't have him for Denver, and each one of these remaining games has huge playoff ramifications for us. While we'll miss Matt, I have confidence in Marion Barber and Kahlil Bell. They have their own styles that conform to our offense," the GM wrote.

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