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Bears' Cutler Has Message for Mike Martz: Bleep You

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears during play against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on October 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)
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Brandon LantzCorrespondent IIOctober 17, 2011

Jay Cutler had a very special message for Mike Martz during last night’s game.  A message that most Bears fans would love the chance to deliver. 

With :43 left in the second quarter, the huddle breaks and the Bears offense lines up.  Before taking his position behind the center, Cutler stops, looks in the direction of the sideline and clearly yells, “Tell Mike I said (Expletive) you.”  I guess he didn’t like the play.

What reasons would Jay Cutler have to be frustrated with his offensive coordinator?  Let’s look at a few.  Martz refuses to commit to the running game.  He insists on seven step drops leaving Cutler vulnerable.  He refuses to max protect while doing this leaving Cutler extremely vulnerable.  He  refuses to give Cutler the authority to audible out of a play. 

And he does all of this despite an offensive line that has shown itself incompetent and a receiving corps that is ill equipped skill wise.  What’s not to like?

Now many of the issues referenced above were remedied in last night’s game.  But that’s an even greater source of frustration.  That’s evidence that these problems could have and should have been addressed weeks ago. 

It’s evidence that Martz has been persisting on running an offense that he does not have the personnel to run.  And it’s evidence that he’s too stubborn to adapt to that fact without being forced.

Jay’s had enough.  I have to say that I’m with him.  Thank you for sharing a message that we all wish we could. 

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