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Jay Cutler would like stability at offensive coordinator

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There’s uncertainty in the air about the future of the current coaching staff as the Bears head into Week 17 and it’s a familiar feeling for quarterback Jay Cutler.

While Lovie Smith has been the head coach for the last four years, Cutler’s played for three offensive coordinators with the Bears and a big change to the coaching staff would almost certainly include current coordinator Mike Tice and make it four in five years. The Bears have scored just over 16.1 points a game (including defensive scores) in their last seven to drop from 7-1 to 9-6 without control of their own chances to make the playoffs.

Cutler can see the writing on the wall, but he made the case for stability at coordinator during his radio show on Monday.

“It’s hard for an offense and as a quarterback to get to where you want to be and be consistent on a weekly basis if you’re changing coordinators every couple of years. That’s a reality. I think it’s an overlooked fact. I thought he did a good job. We’re not done yet,” Cutler said on ESPN 1000. “It’s a difficult job where we had a lot of injuries on the offensive line, first year of the offense and you’re expected to go out there and rip it up. But it’s just reality. It’s the first year of the offense.”

Cutler’s had some disagreements with Tice and he had them with Mike Martz before that, but there’s definitely something to be said for stability from year to year offensively. There might be even more to be said from a healthy and talented offensive line. Finding one of those would be the best way for a Bears coordinator to give himself job security.

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  1. kattykathy says: Dec 25, 2012 1:09 PM

    Hey Jay……… the team would like stability at the QB position. Try to throw the ball to your own teammates once in awhile instead of to the other team

  2. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 25, 2012 1:12 PM

    Whiner.

  3. bucfan4lyfe says: Dec 25, 2012 1:15 PM

    Stability for a QB is a very under appreciated factor that most discussions about QBs.

  4. dino2997 says: Dec 25, 2012 1:22 PM

    kattykathy says:
    Dec 25, 2012 1:09 PM
    Hey Jay……… the team would like stability at the QB position. Try to throw the ball to your own teammates once in awhile instead of to the other team

    —————————————————

    What are you basing this on? Cutler’s INT rate is middle of the league.

  5. 2difshoe says: Dec 25, 2012 1:30 PM

    4 different coordinators in 4 years….you’ll never be successful this way.

    I get Cutlers point. Maybe Lovie can pack his bags too, make it a clean sweep. This staff is lame.

  6. bender4700 says: Dec 25, 2012 1:32 PM

    Cutler has zero room to talk. He’s a middle of the road QB. He’s wrckless with ball. Woodson said it right when he said that they knew Jay would throw them the ball.

    The one constant in Chicago on offense is Cutler. Same results:
    Overhyped, can’t get over the hump.

    They ran Grossman out of town, seems like they got further with him than with Jay, and Rex had less.

  7. larryboodry says: Dec 25, 2012 1:35 PM

    Why is this even a story on PFT, except to invite more Jay-bashing? Of course Cutler wants stability at OC, every QB in the league would say the same thing.

    Here’s hoping all you haters got coal in your stockings.

    GO BEARS!!!!!!

  8. patfanken says: Dec 25, 2012 1:38 PM

    Josh McDaniels has taken a lot of crap for chasing Cutler out of Denver, but ultimately, despite some great individual games; he’s been proven right about Cutler’s ability to lead a team to the promised land.

    That being said, I don’t think he’s wrong about the effect of changing OC’s every year.

  9. kattykathy says: Dec 25, 2012 1:41 PM

    dino says:

    “What are you basing this on? Cutler’s INT rate is middle of the league”.

    **********************************

    Are you freakin serious? Below is what I base my statement on……

    Career TD’s 135
    Carer INT’s 100

    This season
    18 TDS
    14 INT’s

    If you think these are acceptable numbers for a QB, then you must love accepting mediocrity

    Get a clue

  10. duck99 says: Dec 25, 2012 1:46 PM

    Hate to say it, but he’s going to get another OC next year when Lovie is let go. Hopefully they go with a head coach who is knowledgable on the offensive side of the ball. They have weapons but need a couple new linemen (helloooo Jake Long) and a scheme. There’s no way they should be so impotent on the offensive side of the ball.

  11. clu1perceiver says: Dec 25, 2012 1:51 PM

    How about simple competency at OC and a HC who demands more out of his staff? While we’re at it, Jay, some more self discipline and maturity from you might help.

  12. dayaman says: Dec 25, 2012 1:52 PM

    lovie must go

  13. packfaninchitown says: Dec 25, 2012 1:52 PM

    Here’s hoping all you haters got coal in your stockings.
    ________________________
    Here’s hoping Jay gets just what he wants, a Lovie extension and more years with Tice as OC.

    GO PACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. packerpauly says: Dec 25, 2012 1:59 PM

    I agree that stability at OC is critical for any QB’s success, but Cutler needs to cut down on those plays where he tries to do too much. Live for another down and play the field position game if you have to in order to win, and be content to play patient and take what the opposition gives you. Remember, even more pressure will be on Cutler next year with that Bear defense getting longer in the tooth.

  15. joeyashwi says: Dec 25, 2012 2:01 PM

    I’m a Packer fan but I have to agree with Jay. Mike Tice is NOT even a below average coordinator, he’s terrible. He was a good O-line coach but that’s it. Brutal as a head coach and even worse as a coordinator. I was happy the Bears hired him because I knew he would find a way to waste their talent.

  16. lightcleric says: Dec 25, 2012 2:01 PM

    I think he wants to say “My O-Line SUCKS” but he’s holding his tongue

  17. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 25, 2012 2:03 PM

    Jay has made the playoffs exactly one time in his career. He is the 22nd rated QB in the NFL this year with an 80 QB rating to go along with his career QB rating of 84. This is no accident.

    He is an over rated hack.

  18. MTLighthouse69 says: Dec 25, 2012 2:06 PM

    And Bears fans would like to have a QB that doesn’t whine. But we don’t often get what we want in life.

  19. electionconfidential says: Dec 25, 2012 2:06 PM

    Not sure why so many people are shooting the messenger here. Cutler isn’t the most likable guy in the world, but in this case I think the message is sound. Teams need to have coaching stability. If they have a lousy offensive line you can’t blame that on the OC. Blame it on the GM.

  20. thepoliticalfirebrand says: Dec 25, 2012 2:11 PM

    Vikings fan here. Mike Tice was actually a decent head coach, the problem was that McCombs was too cheap to get or retain any great players. He did after all beat the Packers in the playoffs. Maybe Chicago should promote him.

  21. flakey54hornung says: Dec 25, 2012 2:20 PM

    I’m a Packer fan – no mistake about it. I understand that defending Cutler is the only thing you can do when he’s all you have. However, when is it time to cut your losses? It takes a lot more than a strong arm to be a successful NFL quarterback. He is, and always has been, a scatter-brained player. He is full of himself and projects the blame on others, rather than assume his share. He’s a middle-of the-road QB at best, and one that could likely be a solid back-up on any number of teams. He is who we think he is.

  22. shaggytoodle says: Dec 25, 2012 2:25 PM

    dino2997 says: Dec 25, 2012 1:22 PM

    What are you basing this on? Cutler’s INT rate is middle of the league.
    _____________________

    Against the Packers before halftime Cutler threw a pick that was a target for Hester.

    If I saw a college player make that poor of a decision I would figure he stinks.

    Not an NFL QB, then Cutler just mopes to the sideline the dude is tough physically, he just gets rattled too easy emotionally.

  23. wwrg3d says: Dec 25, 2012 2:36 PM

    one things for sure …..Cutler won’t get any sympathy from Jason Campbell – 8 different OC’s in 8 straight years dating back to college. Cutler needs to stop whining and go make plays. As a Skins fan though, I sure hope he throws a few more pickles this Sunday.

  24. taylorgang24 says: Dec 25, 2012 2:36 PM

    The bears O line is and has been atrocious. They have no run game. They change coordinators every year. And up until Brandon Marshall, they had the worst wr core in the league. They still have no 2nd wr and literally no tight end…But yea it’s cutlets fault for sure

  25. sportsmeccabi says: Dec 25, 2012 2:42 PM

    I’ll do it. How hard can it be once they get some offensive linemen?

    I’m a really good play caller in madden.

  26. dutchhmaster says: Dec 25, 2012 2:46 PM

    It’s time that Lovie is let go from the Bears. He was a nice coach for a few years, but they need a change. Rather than hiring some mediocre OC, they should get a head coach whose specialty lies with the offense. If Sean Payton doesn’t return to New Orleans, Chicago would be an ideal spot for him. They have the talent on offense. Once they shore up the OL and realize that Devin Hester isn’t a good wide receiver, that offense (and team as a whole) could be pretty good.

  27. larryboodry says: Dec 25, 2012 2:47 PM

    All you idiots calling Jay a whiner because he answerd a question honestly, while saying what any other QB would say to the same question, need to stop whining yourselves…None of you are Bears fans, so your bias and ignorance should not surprise me.

  28. jetnotjets says: Dec 25, 2012 2:48 PM

    I’d love to see Norv Turner next year as the new OC in Chicago, and I’m not even a Bears fan. Cutler, Marshall, Bush, Forte…they are a free agent offensive lineman away from an explosive offense in Chicago.

  29. jetnotjets says: Dec 25, 2012 2:49 PM

    Not to mention a healthy Alshon next season. All the pieces are there. Chicago is close to turning the corner.

  30. metalhead65 says: Dec 25, 2012 2:51 PM

    I would love you Cutler bashers to have your “elite” QB play 1 game in this system and behind this line and see what kind of stats he puts up if they made it thru the game. the fact is he was one of the leagues promising young QB’s when the Bears got him and is having his prime years wasted by a coach who who has no concept of what offense is. he has hired coordinators who have ignored or refused to incorporate any of the things he did well in Denver into the offense they run for the Bears. couple that with a pathetic excuse for a line and you have his numbers. so he did not win in Denver,they put up 30 points a game when he started . did you expect him to play defense to? the fact is if they want things to change they must use the draft and free agency to upgrade the people around him on offense or it will be more of the same run for his life and chuck it to Marshall offense. a new QB will solve nothing and Cutler will go on to fulfill his potential with a team that knows how to run a offense.

  31. dayaman says: Dec 25, 2012 2:55 PM

    fire lovie smith

  32. hatesycophants says: Dec 25, 2012 3:03 PM

    It’s Mike freaking Tice! He is a position coach. That’s it.

  33. tommytd says: Dec 25, 2012 3:36 PM

    How about ownership and a front office that knows what they’re doing. Who brings in a new GM and leaves the old coaching staff in place??? What is that? Bears ownership and front office are as clueless as their on-field staff.

  34. bringithome6 says: Dec 25, 2012 3:40 PM

    Well Duh

  35. ohiobears says: Dec 25, 2012 3:40 PM

    Hey Jay……… the team would like stability at the QB position. Try to throw the ball to your own teammates once in awhile instead of to the other team

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    Based on what? 2 or 3 year old stat where he led the league? Why don’t you cry about peyton’s neck, Jamarcus Russell, or any other meaningless, outdated issue…Or you could say the same about Drew Brees, or Andrew Luck, who are leading the league with picks right now, since Cutler’s, you know, in a 3 way tie in 12TH place for picks…idiot.

  36. brewcrewbombers says: Dec 25, 2012 3:43 PM

    None of you are Bears fans, so your bias and ignorance dont surprise me..
    ____________________________________________________________________________
    You ARE a Bears fan, so you chose to be biased an ignorant……just like Cutler. Selfish and not worth a damn. Funny…the Packers OC left for Miami and while we have had growing pains….we still dont suck….oh thats RIGHT we have a GOOD quarterback…how silly of me.

  37. Wisconsin77 says: Dec 25, 2012 3:50 PM

    kattykathy says: Dec 25, 2012 1:09 PM
    Hey Jay……… the team would like stability at the QB position. Try to throw the ball to your own teammates once in awhile instead of to the other team

    I am in no way a Cutler fan, but I would say about 70% of his interceptions are not his fault, but the WRs. He only has one receiver he can trust to run the right routes and make the correct adjustments, and that is Marshall.

  38. and492 says: Dec 25, 2012 4:00 PM

    From a Packer fan,From the bottom of my heart, Don’t quit man

  39. snowpea84 says: Dec 25, 2012 4:19 PM

    Teams that tear everything up at the first sign of trouble rarely stumble their way to success that way.

  40. ambitoos says: Dec 25, 2012 4:20 PM

    That’s what Philip Rivers says.

  41. bm120742 says: Dec 25, 2012 4:31 PM

    You cretins, you wouldn’t know a great quarterback if you ran over one. I’ll just say it, Jay Cutler is so much better than Aaron Rodgers. Difference? Rodgers has great receivers, Jay doesn’t. But if these two were in the draft today, you’d have to say Jay is superior to Rodgers

  42. filthymcnasty1 says: Dec 25, 2012 5:06 PM

    The Cutler apologists have signaled a Defcon 4 Level alert today.

  43. pudgalvin says: Dec 25, 2012 5:13 PM

    Jay isn’t Tom Brady, but if he ever had an offensive line and a reasonable group of receivers and a consistant system he’d be a different player. When I watch middle of the road receivers like Randall Cobb and Doug Baldwin and Cecil Shorts make crazy catches to bail out there quarterbacks, I try and remember the last time not Brandon Marshall did that on the Bears. I can’t remember Devin Hester Johnny Knox or even Earl Bennett ever making a great catch for Jay. Kellen Davis can’t even make a catch, let alone a difficult one. So far this season, he’s got 19 catches and 8 drops. That’s the same number of drops as Brandon Marshall in roughly 100 less pass attempts. And that’s the Bears best option at tight end.

  44. rexgrossman8 says: Dec 25, 2012 5:27 PM

    Jay should ask for stability on good draft selections for the o-line.

    Throwing to Marshall and checking down to Forte doesnt require coordinator intelligence it does require more time than he’s getting.

  45. 989lions says: Dec 25, 2012 5:29 PM

    Now the lions look absolutely terrible. But it would make the season in my book to hammer the nail in the coffin of the bears play off hopes.

  46. flakey54hornung says: Dec 25, 2012 5:40 PM

    Cutler at best, is a middle-of-the-road QB. Probably a solid back up at best. His incessant whining and blaming wears thin on coaches, players, and fans. Those of you who defend his toughness need only recall his minor injury 2 years ago against the Pack in a playoff game. “Hey, Mom, can you pick me up from school early? I have a hangnail and I don’t want to play after school with the tough guys.” I think the word is “sissy”.

  47. maxpower44 says: Dec 25, 2012 6:02 PM

    Alex Smith said to call him when you hit OC #7.

  48. olv65 says: Dec 25, 2012 6:30 PM

    Bring back Orton.

  49. larryboodry says: Dec 25, 2012 6:31 PM

    flakey54hornung says: Dec 25, 2012 5:40 PM

    “Hey, Mom, can you pick me up from school early? I have a hangnail and I don’t want to play after school with the tough guys.” I think the word is “sissy”.
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    Thank you for giving us a glimpse into your childhood…It must have been very traumatic for you.

  50. larryboodry says: Dec 25, 2012 6:44 PM

    olv65 says: Dec 25, 2012 6:30 PM

    “Bring back Orton.”

    Put down the eggnog.

  51. flakey54hornung says: Dec 25, 2012 7:16 PM

    I do get somewhat traumatized when I watch Cutler play, then sulk, then blame, and finally wimp out of the game. To be fair, he’s all you have, so I can see why you pin your hopes on him. He has not been, nor will he ever be, an elite QB. Backup or game manager at best, and this is only if he learns not to “sissify” his game.

  52. lynx79 says: Dec 25, 2012 7:26 PM

    Any team that has fired Mike Martz has suffered. Tice was known for stupid decisions when he was the Vikings head coach. No surprise Tice disappoints this yr.
    Before the Bears it was one of the worst coaches in NFL history, Mike Singletary, who fired Martz. 49ers had to fire Martz’s replacement after only the third game of the 2010 season (elderly Jimmy Raye).
    Before the Bears it was the Lions who fired Martz. Yr after elderly Rod Marinelli canned Martz, Rod “pounded the rock” all the way to 0-16!
    Before the Lions it was the Rams. Rams openly talked of how they were looking for a different offensive philosophy (hired Linehan).Rams last winning season was 2004, Martz’s last full yr as head coach.
    Media decided yrs ago that Martz was their whipping boy, the facts show he improved every team he has been with.

  53. boyshole25 says: Dec 25, 2012 7:32 PM

    Cutler can do it with norv

  54. schmokes says: Dec 25, 2012 7:41 PM

    Bears fans love their excuses.

    It’s the o-line…..Rodgers has been sacked more than Cutler, and the pack still won the division and swept the bears.

    It’s the injuries….Packers have had more injuries, and they won the division and swept the bears.

    It’s a new O-coordinator….Packers lost their O coordinator to the Dolphins, and they won the division and swept the bears.

    anything else?

  55. illiniftw says: Dec 25, 2012 8:14 PM

    Just because Rodgers has been sacked more doesn’t mean his line is worse. If you look at average time until sacked it shows Rodgers holds the ball too long.

  56. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 25, 2012 8:29 PM

    I’ll admit that Rodgers holds on to the ball too long at times.

    But he doesn’t make stupid throws when he’s under pressure, like Jay.

  57. snaponrules says: Dec 25, 2012 8:47 PM

    shaggytoodle says:Dec 25, 2012 2:25 PM

    Against the Packers before halftime Cutler threw a pick that was a target for Hester.

    If I saw a college player make that poor of a decision I would figure he stinks.

    Not an NFL QB, then Cutler just mopes to the sideline the dude is tough physically, he just gets rattled too easy emotionally.
    ————————————————————————————-

    I think its great that you bring up that play. Because that one play shows exactly what he has to work with. A punt returner they keep trying to force into a WR role. A role he has yet to figure out in YEARS of trying.
    That play was supposed to be a 12 yard stop route. Watch the play again, when hester hits the 10 yard mark Cutler turns the ball loose. Hester turns and goes UPFIELD instead of back to the ball. Cutler gets the INT and gets mad, Hester hangs his head because he KNEW he messed up.
    he targets BM all the time because its the only WR he can trust to run the right route. Or at least knock the ball down when he doesnt.

  58. ronin36 says: Dec 25, 2012 9:12 PM

    Two points..

    Lovie Smith is in a bad spot. Like he was last year and the year before. His coaching job was tenous at best, so he couldn’t lure any good OC to come and coach what could likely be a 1-year deal.

    Even though nobody ever said it. Mike Martz was likely far down the list of possible candidates, but he was the only one desparate enough to take the job. Mike Tice was the same last year.

    2nd point:

    If I remember right, Chicago gave up a few draft picks to get Cutler. And it has cost them. Now that they’ve paid off that debt, they can start building again.

    It wouldn’t take but a couple good players (on the o-line, maybe a WR too) to get the offense to improve. Granted they need to start restocking defense too.. but the defense wouldn’t have to be perfect if the offense could score a bit more… or at least eat up the clock so the D got some rest.

  59. jaggedmark says: Dec 25, 2012 9:20 PM

    And the coaches would like stability in Jay Cutler’s play.

  60. kingcrusher says: Dec 25, 2012 9:51 PM

    I feel for the guy. As a QB, the last thing you want is to be constantly switching OCs. It’s almost like they force the QB to look bad by constantly having them learn a new playbook. Look at Alex Smith. Same situation. Everyone gets down on him, and then when he does get some stability, he puts up fantastic numbers and gets a game away from the Super Bowl.
    So, Cutler, my advice is to keep your head up, keep plugging away, and if you are having a great year, never tell them you have a concussion!

  61. weedman8693 says: Dec 25, 2012 11:42 PM

    I respect jay, im a broncos fan and when he was our qb man he was good.. His last season with the broncos he was only sacked 13 times. Had a good season just a horrible defense at the time. I hope cutler gets what he wants, a new o-line and new coaching staff.

  62. neon88m says: Dec 25, 2012 11:53 PM

    An QB is only as good as his receivers core, OL giving him time or design plays that allows him roll out and buy time. The Bears plays calling is so predictable and slow and OL can’t open hole for Forte but they consistently have him running up the middle?

  63. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 26, 2012 1:10 AM

    Who would have thought that Big Ben, Eli, Tom Brady, and Drew Bress were going to be the champions of this era? Two of these yabos started as Chargers players and on was what a 6th rounder. LMAO!!!!

  64. tg1896 says: Dec 26, 2012 7:26 AM

    I get so tired of people dragging out the “he’s not an elite QB” argument for everyone other than Peyton, Brady or Rodgers. Guess what? MOST NFL teams don’t have an elite QB. I guess we should just let the Broncos, Pats, and Packers play a three-team round robin for five months.

    I’m not a Bears fan. Cutler’s comments are 100% accurate and would be echoed by any honest QB (even the “elite” ones).

  65. prmpft says: Dec 26, 2012 8:09 AM

    he would also like a nice pink dress and some high heels…

  66. chi01town says: Dec 26, 2012 8:13 AM

    Cutler needs an offensive Coordinator with a 2013 system a new Offensive minded head coach and a young big O-line to protect him. he has the weapons Forte.. Marshall..Jeffery.. And Hester. Emery the fans belive in you in Chicago

  67. CKL says: Dec 26, 2012 8:23 AM

    pudgalvin says:
    Dec 25, 2012 5:13 PM
    Jay isn’t Tom Brady, but if he ever had an offensive line and a reasonable group of receivers and a consistant system he’d be a different player.
    ___________________________________
    Yes and no. When he was in Den, he had one of the best offensive scheme designers/playcallers, a stellar OL and excellent playmakers. He still threw a bunch of silly INTs.

    Cutler has talent, but there’s something about his decision making that just isn’t right. I think one thing is he makes bad plays worse regardless of his surroundings. I am not sure if this is something that can be changed. Kind of reminds me of Carson Palmer that way. LOOKS like he should be an elite QB, seems to have every ability in the world, but something’s missing mentally. I don’t mean they are dumb, I mean they are missing a killer instinct or something.

  68. iffybiz says: Dec 26, 2012 9:27 AM

    There are some QB’s who need very little to be successful. Some can only be successful if they have great coaching and players around them. Some just don’t have it in them to be successful period.
    To me Jay is in the second group. Give him the OL, WR and coaching and he will shine.
    Problem is that he hasn’t had any of that since Denver.
    While consistancy is important, having the mindset of the team toward building a great offense is more important. That will never happen under Lovie and Tice. Time for another change.
    BTW, the Packer fans saying they lost their OC…PLEASE who are you kidding. Your head coach is your OC in everything but name and has been since he was hired.

  69. farmmbig says: Dec 26, 2012 10:59 AM

    One again– Jay Cutler looks around and points fingers instead of simply looking in the mirror.

    I fail to understand how this guy gets so much hype.

  70. bm120742 says: Dec 26, 2012 11:38 AM

    Please, not one more word about that doofus Aaron Rodgers. He’s no Brett Favre (and I still haven’t forgiven Ted Thompson for kicking Brett out of GB). Rodgers is a stiff and the reason I now root for Bears. What the Packers did to Brett was unforgivable. If he came back, he (and Jay) would be better than ARod.

  71. tooba2026 says: Dec 26, 2012 11:51 AM

    The OC would like some consistency from their QB! Didn’t hear any of this crap from him when they started out 7-1! An offensive line isn’t going to stop him from throwing the ball to the other team. Rodgers doesnt have the best line either< he just holds onto the ball too long sometimes and gets sacked. At least the other team doesnt end up with the ball that way.

  72. dirkdeez says: Dec 26, 2012 1:07 PM

    Kattykathy is right and all you guys who think like me maybe it isn’t the OC well I know it isn’t the OC so come on. Jay Cutler is always quick too place the blame on every teammate beside him self. So should we complain as fans that he holds the ball for three seconds longer than he should and can’t find a reciever because he’s lock on to one. Yes we should he gives us this impression as if he has Aaron Roger skills which we all know he’s not even close so come on. Jay should be lucky his job isn’t in jeopardy.

  73. eightandeightlions says: Dec 26, 2012 1:26 PM

    One comment I would like to make..

    Packer fans are stupid, they hang out in all of the Bears’ stories and forums and spout all their non-factual nonsense as if anyone cares.

    I have never visited a Packer forum, not have I commented on a Packer story, not worth my time.

    Why is it that the Packer fans seek validation so desperately?

  74. tooba2026 says: Dec 26, 2012 1:58 PM

    Desperately seek validation for what? The bears not being a good team? i think thats pretty obvious

  75. beefbus says: Dec 26, 2012 2:05 PM

    His sentiments are the same as every starting QB in this league. It’s a pretty good excuse when you can say you’ve played in three different systems in four years. In addition to that huge disadvantage, playing with one of the worst O-lines in the league and very sub par receivers.

    Dirk and KattyKathy couldn’t be more wrong.

  76. beefbus says: Dec 26, 2012 2:25 PM

    CKL says:
    Dec 26, 2012 8:23 AM
    pudgalvin says:
    Dec 25, 2012 5:13 PM
    Jay isn’t Tom Brady, but if he ever had an offensive line and a reasonable group of receivers and a consistant system he’d be a different player.
    ___________________________________
    Yes and no. When he was in Den, he had one of the best offensive scheme designers/playcallers, a stellar OL and excellent playmakers. He still threw a bunch of silly INTs.

    Cutler has talent, but there’s something about his decision making that just isn’t right. I think one thing is he makes bad plays worse regardless of his surroundings. I am not sure if this is something that can be changed. Kind of reminds me of Carson Palmer that way. LOOKS like he should be an elite QB, seems to have every ability in the world, but something’s missing mentally. I don’t mean they are dumb, I mean they are missing a killer instinct or something.

    ____________________

    And you forgot to mention that he was an inexperienced player as well. Of course he would continue to make mistakes, but every QB throws picks, etc. Take a look at Eli Manning. He’s supposedly an elite QB, but he’s thrown the most picks since he arrived in the league.

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