For Bears' Cutler, McCown was steadying for last season

When Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler needed a steadying force last season, his backup had his back.

He had that synergy, that connection, with Josh McCown.

They will be on opposite sidelines Sunday when the Bears host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a matchup between two struggling teams.

While much of the focus has been on Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith returning to Soldier Field, there will also be a reunion of sorts between the starting quarterbacks.

Cutler says McCown is "probably good for a lot of people." The two helped the Bears set the franchise record for yards and finish second in team history in scoring last season.



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