Chicago Bears Week 7: The Poor Days of Jay Cutler

Bleacher Report Correspondent IOctober 20, 2010

CHICAGO - OCTOBER 17: Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears looks for a receiver against the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field on October 17, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. The Seahawks defeated the Bears 23-20. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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The poor days of Jay Cutler. I still can’t believe he can actually still get up in the morning and move around.

Cutler has been turned into a hacky sack by his crap offensive line; he’s been sacked 27 times, a number which should sky rocket once the Bears travel to Minnesota, Washington, Miami and Philadelphia. I, for one, don’t want to see Cutler in a wheel chair nursing an injured body.

This has gone on far enough. Something has to be done about this offense. Either the running game needs to be utilized a lot more or have Cutler take two-step dropbacks and throw the ball on quick slants.

I’m not just saying this because the Bears offense has been absolute dirty this year. I’m saying this more because poor Cutler is getting thrown all over the field and I’m starting to get worried about his safety.

Chicago needs this guy on the field. He has already suffered one concussion so far this season, and there will probably be more to follow unless he can stay away from the opposing blitzing linebackers.

The offensive line has been complete garbage this year. This is the worst unit in the NFL, and maybe the worst unit in the NFL that I’ve seen in quite some time.

Watching Cutler behind center reminds me of watching Kerry Collins during his last years with the Giants. The Giants O-line that year was pitiful, and whenever Collins went back to throw he had to toss the ball away nearly every time in order to not get pummeled.

If people are complaining about Cutler’s performance this season, then remind them that on every play he doesn’t have much of a chance.

Quarterbacks with good offensive lines don’t have to worry about the pass rush; when they drop back they have the allowance of just looking straight down the field to where the wide receivers are going.

Cutler doesn’t get that. When he drops back, he has to first worry about the defense rushing at him and then the receivers. He is completely shackled in the terrible play of the rest of the offense.

Ask Brady or Manning how good it is to have a solid offensive line. It is more important than just moving the running game forward (which, by the way, the Bears suck at running the ball) but the unit is the large reason why this offense is stagnated.

In terms of how the Bears will finish this season record-wise, I still think they will be better than .500. They have a fantastic defense that has stopped every team so far, plus Devin Hester back playing well on special teams.

They still have to play Green Bay once and Minnesota twice. The GB game is the last game of the year (and could decide either a WC or the NFC North) and, even though the Vikings games will be tough, I have a feeling that the Bears D can rock Favre around quite a bit and sneak out a win or two (at least at home).

However, I won’t sleep until Cutler is getting better protection.

I don’t want to see Cutler have to cut his career short because of injury; if he gets cut or traded away in the future because of bad play, that’s something I can live with. But it would be too disappointing if he fails only because the Bears front office didn’t have enough sense to give him an O-Line.


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