Chicago Bears: 10 Reasons Jay Cutler Will Silence the Critics in 2012

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Chicago Bears: 10 Reasons Jay Cutler Will Silence the Critics in 2012
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The Bears downfall in 2011 started with Jay Cutler's broken thumb.

Watching Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is like dating the hottest cheerleader in high school: you love the way she looks, but she is a pain in the rear end to deal with every day.

Cutler has a cannon for an arm, has the prototypical size and strength for a National Football League quarterback and has sneaky mobility to escape the pocket. He has all the tools to become an elite player at arguably the toughest position in sports. He looks as good in passing drills as your cheerleader does in a miniskirt.

However, as is the case with your sexy girlfriend—looks aren't everything. Cutler has been criticized for his leadership skills, his toughness and his questionable decision making

Regardless of what his critics say, the Chicago Bears' 2011 NFL season was lost when Cutler broke his thumb and missed the remainder of the season. The Bears were 7-3 at the time and riding a five-game winning streak with Cutler at the helm. Chicago replaced him with Caleb Hanie, and the Bears lost five in a row and failed to grasp a postseason spot that was theirs to lose. 

You don't dump the hottest girl in school, no matter how much she gets on your nerves. The Bears are not going to break up with Cutler, either. Love him or hate him, Cutler is the QB of the Windy City.

Cutler was on pace for a 3,710-yard season through the air, with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, before suffering his season-ending injury. Now entering his fourth season in Chicago, here are 10 reasons why Cutler will silence his critics during the 2012 NFL season.

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