Back to business

The only question is left this season is to find out will the Bears end with more losses or players on Injured Reserve. Quarterback <!--Default NodeId For Jim Miller is 292233,2002--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:292233]>Jim Miller</A>'s MRI results showed a bone bruise and sprained MCL in his left knee. Miller's knee does not require surgery, but he is expected to miss the remainder of the season due to the injuries.

The nine-year veteran finishes the season completing 180 of 314 pass attempts for 1,944 yards while tying his single-season career high with 13 touchdown passes against nine interceptions.

The only positive that would have been taken out of Miller going down is the fact that he might get corrective surgery on his arm taken care of earlier, but head coach Dick Jauron said that isn't the case.

"Honestly I don't know the answer to that because he'll be on crutches for a while," Jauron said of Miller having surgery on his aching right arm. "So I don't know that they could do anything that they might need to do until he's off the crutches because he'll be weight bearing with the arms and the shoulder. But eventually all of those things will be addressed -- the shoulder and the tendinitis."

In the meantime the Bears still have three games left and the team is focussing on the Jets.

New starting quarterback Chris Chandler compared the Jets to a team that the Bears should be familiar with.

"It's modeled in a way after Tampa Bay's style," Chandler said. "They've got good linebackers and their pass rush is good. They don't give up a lot of big plays. The Jets won't let you throw it very far down field. We'll have to find a way to get around that."

With the amount of the injuries the Bears offensive line has had changes the continuity among the group and the quarterbacks plays has suffered as a result of having to get rid of the ball quicker.

"The changes in t he offensive line this year have been very difficult," Chandler said. "It's hard for everybody with a lot of guys coming in then going out."

If the Jets are anything like the Bucs defense then Chandler could quickly become the next Bear to go down with an injury.

Still Hurting
According to Jauron on Tuesday John Davis was feeling better, but a day later the tight end is out for the Jets game.

"He was feeling better, but I don't think he had seen a doctor when we had talked yesterday," Jauron said of Davis' change in status.

Chris Villarrial is questionable with back spasms, so if he can't play then Bernard Robertson would get the start.

Keith Traylor is also questionable, as his calf injury still isn't 100 percent.

The Jets have no starters that are in danger of missing the game. Backup running back LaMont Jordan is the only player listed as questionable with an ankle injury.


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