The future is at Hanie's fingertips

With everything to prove, Bears' backup signal-caller embracing his opportunity

Updated: November 23, 2011, 10:22 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- With a winsome smile and an easygoing mien, the Chicago Bears quarterback met the media on Wednesday.

No, Jay Cutler wasn't in a good mood because "Dancing with the Stars" is finished. Caleb Hanie made his starting quarterback news conference debut Wednesday, eschewing his role as Cutler's caddy.

Instead of the usual battle for answers, the Hanie debriefing was more of an amiable firing squad, as a packed house at Halas Hall took aim at the Bears' ...

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