You can’t blame Jay Cutler for the loss to the Packers can you?
I would say no, while others say yes. Why do I say no you ask?
Well, the Bears came out in the first quarter and didn’t establish the run. They went away from what they are known as, a run first offense. They got all enamored in what Jay Cutler can do with his arm, instead of doing the right thing.
Who should you blame for these decisions? I would put all of the blame on coaching, mainly offensive coordinator Ron Turner.
Here’s what Turner had to say about last night:
“I think I was probably trying to do too much, too, we all have to come out try to get a little bit better. I have to get better, everybody in this locker room has to get better and do the things we did well, build on those and eliminate the mistakes. We had too many mistakes.”
In my mind, you can’t just come out passing before setting up the run, especially on the road against your division rival.
We all know Jay Cutler had one touchdown, four interceptions and a 43.2 QB rating, but is he the next Rex Grossman or can he still be the next great one, Sid Luckman. That’s a question every Bears fan thought they knew the answer to, before the season started, but now it looks fuzzy.
Next week the Bears must establish the run against the great defense of the Steelers.The Bears must play as well on defense as the did against the Packers, and probably should look at replacing Nathan Vasher in favor of Zack Bowman, I don’t know just a suggestion.
If the Bears do come out passing once again, Cutler could have a worse game because the Steelers are the best defense in the NFL. Ron Turner could be on the hot seat if he makes the same mistakes. But the best part about all these ifs and buts is that Turner won’t make the same mistakes, because if he does some people in the Windy City might want to rip his head off or maybe something worse.
Cutler is a good quarterback, he just has to get on the same page with his young receivers and his offensive coordinator and make sure the Bears get the victory. I think Cutler got to caught up in his statistics, instead of focusing on the main goal of any game, to win. I mean didn’t former NY Jets coach once say “You play to win the game.”
So, whats your point?
Jay Cutler won’t be the next Rex Grossman, but I don’t know if he is the next Sid Luckman. We’ll find out, but one thing I have to say is the season isn’t close to over, we still have 15 more games to go. We don’t need Jay Cutler to be the best player on the offense, but we sure as hell need him to be a leader.
all quotes from chicagobears.com