When asked whether Hunt got the message with his benching, Sherman replied: "Apparently not because he said in the paper that I was resting his legs. It's a little confusing to me."
Whether Hunt understands the reason for his benching or whether he was sugarcoating it for the media, Sherman wasn't thrilled with the controversy. Asked if Hunt would start the playoff game, Sherman said, "I haven't made a decision on that yet."
If the 310-pound Hunt doesn't start, the 292-pound Cullen Jenkins would be in the lineup for the second straight game. Jenkins' strength is his quickness and ability to rush the passer. His 4 1/2 sacks, however, don't do a lot of good against the run. With Jenkins in the lineup to start the game, Bears running back Thomas Jones broke off some sizable runs.
"He's probably better at coming off the bench in the capacity that he's played in the past," Sherman said. "He has great quickness. I didn't think he had a particularly great game the other day. He gives you great effort. He'll get cut and he gets up off the ground. But he doesn't have the mass. You'd rather have a bigger body in there."