The initial prediction when the schedule came out was 8-8. Although this team is so much better than that in terms of talent, the direction it's taking under new head coach Marc Trestman, not to mention all the work done by general manager Phil Emery, ultimately this will all come down to quarterback Jay Cutler. Cutler possesses elite arm talent and superior intelligence. Emery, meanwhile, took care of his end by bolstering protection, adding a weapon in tight end Martellus Bennett and hiring an offensive-minded coach in Trestman, who has a track record as somewhat of a quarterback whisperer...
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