Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler Takes Subtle Shot at Offensive Coordinator Mike Martz

Brett Lyons@@Brett__LyonsContributor IIISeptember 26, 2011

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 18:  Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears sits on the bench during the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on September 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Saints defeated the Bears 30-13.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Following Sunday's 27-17 defeat to the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers, Jay Cutler seemed frustrated and disgruntled in his post-game comments.

More specifically, he seemed irritated with the play-calling of Mike Martz for the second consecutive week.

"We didn't run the ball really at all. [The Packers] were dropping eight, nine guys..."

A follow-up question asked the Bears signal caller if he can change the odds in Chicago's favor in such situations. Cutler responded in a somewhat sassy tone.

"I don't audible, so no. You're going to have to ask somebody else about that. I don't do the game plan.

"We're 0-2 doing this, so it's not looking really good."

There has been history between Cutler and Martz before regarding the offensive strategy. For the second straight week now, Chicago abandoned the running game in the second half of a game that was a one-score contest at halftime.

Cutler mentioned later in his presser how he feels the Bears' lack of a rushing attack makes the team one-dimensional, allowing for opposing defenses to target the passing attack and blitz more effectively.

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In Sunday's loss, the Bears ran the ball 12 times—nine times for Matt Forte and three times for Cutler. Forte ended the game with two positive rushing yards for an 0.2 yards per carry. 

So ultimately, what did the Bears do Sunday against the Packers?

"There were a lot of miscues. There was spurts of good football—just inconsistent. Against a team like [Green Bay], you're never going to beat them."

Cutler sounds like this is something that could be corrected, but the time to fix it is now.

The NFC North features two 3-0 football teams in the Packers and Detroit Lions. The Bears won't meet Green Bay until Christmas night while the first head-to-head with Detroit takes place in two weeks. Chicago already has a divisional loss as well, so there's little wiggle room in the North if this team does not improve and soon.

Brett Lyons is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained firsthand or from official interview materials.

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