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Week 9 Wednesday Presser

QB Jay Cutler --

On the Detroit defense --
"They love turnovers. They're leading the league (in turnovers). Those guys fly around. The linebackers are really fast. The corners and safeties get really involved, they fly to the ball, attack it, strip it and they do a good job dropping into their zones. We're going to have to take care of it (the ball). Obviously, the turnover Monday night pretty much cost us the game. "

On Detroit's defense --
"They're a two deep [zone] and the roll they safety to three. They mix some stuff up. They like to bring pressure when they need a big play. They're not real complicated. They're sound in what they do, they get to their zones and they get to the football, which is good."

On the goal line fumble against Green Bay --
"I don't even know what to say about it. We came off the sideline, and we didn't know what happened. I felt like we had a clean snap. It's just one of those things that happens. It was partly my fault, partly Chris' [Myers] fault everyone's to blame but hopefully it doesn't' happen again."

On how the offense is coming along --
"We feel like we're getting there, but we're obviously frustrated we're not scoring more. We're getting a lot of opportunities, we're moving the ball up the field. Penalties and turnovers are costing us when we get down there. It's the same thing every week, we've talked about it, we went over it. We're trying not to get frustrated and we're trying to move on and be confident, but it's just tough."

On ball security --
"Obviously, I can get better. I've tried my best to limit turnovers, fumbles and stuff like that. Obviously, they happened. I didn't throw [an interception] this past Monday, which was good and I'll try to do it again, but I'm still learning. I'm still getting confused out there by some defenses. They're tricking me, making me throw into some coverages. It's a learning process. Offensively as a whole, we just need to limit turnovers and limit penalties near the red zone and we'll be fine."

On the loss to Green Bay --
"It's definitely a tough one. We've got a quick week this week. We only get one day off, but we need to get back to it. It's done and over with. We talked about it this morning and we talked about the `what ifs' and we're moving on with the Lions stuff. We're starting to game plan and starting to get our minds ready for that. It's a tough one, but I've said it again and again, I think this team has enough character and enough veteran leadership that we'll move on and we'll be ready for Sunday."


On Detroit QB Jon Kitna saying the Lions may win 10 games this year --
"I think he has a feeling through the offseason conditioning program what kind of football team they have. Obviously, they are very talented. They have a number of low-round draft choices. I've seen the way they have played. They are leading the NFL in turnovers, so that has to give you a good feeling of what kind of defense they have. They have a very respectable running game and a great passing game with a number of top-notch wide receivers right now. It doesn't surprise me when the quarterback says something like that."

On Detroit QB Jon Kitna --
"Jon is a competitor. You have to watch out for his third-and-one and watch him take off to the outside against Tampa Bay and get the first down. There's not question in my mind to what type of competitor he is. That was one of the best 1-yard runs I think I have ever seen. He plays full speed. He is a winner and one of the reasons why they have done so well."

On if the team is frustrated --
"Obviously, you are disappointed any time you have a chance to win and you don't. If there is not a lot of disappointment, you have the wrong kind of guys. That's just part of it. You have to go back and take a look at the missed opportunities and keep on working in practice."

On having success over the Detroit Lions in past seasons --
"Another thing we don't do is we won't think about what's happened in the past. I think if you do that; you live in the past. They are an excellent football team, 3-0 at home. They are forcing turnovers and are playing exceptionally well. They went in there to Chicago and kind of dominated the football game, so we understand what kind of football team we are going against. We're going to have to do the little things the right way. It's going to be a great matchup."

On fighting through the injuries during the season --
"Everybody deals with injuries. Sometimes you are a little more fortunate than others. It gives some of the other players an opportunity and our young guys can have some opportunities. That's the nature of this game. What's your going to have to do is hope everyone plays at a high level."

On DE Simeon Rice --
"Simeon is coming. Simeon has made some strides and I think he is a little more healthy than he has been, but don't think he is completely there yet, but will be in a short time."

On being excited every time WR Brandon Marshall gets the ball --
"I'm not because I see him every single day at practice. I think the fans are because they all haven't watched him in game situations. We've been watching him here in the last game and a half. Obviously he has a lot of ability and is learning to be a consistent pro and has a big upside."

On CB Dre' Bly --
"He has played extremely well. I thought one of the reasons why we beat Pittsburgh was his play. He was player of the game. He takes every play seriously and hates to lose. That is why he is on our football team."