The Chicago Bears are 6-1 this season, but you wouldn’t be able to tell that if you watched them play. There is no doubt that this defense is just off the charts in terms of talent and ferocity but the offense in Chicago is a mess, and that’s being nice about it.
The Bears have one of the best defenses in the NFL, but they rank 31st in the league when it comes to passing yards. There bout in Tennessee today is not making that ranking look unwarranted. The Bears have a 21-2 lead, but the points are being scored despite Cutler’s presence and his lack of offensive ability. The first touchdown was scored on a blocked punt and the second came after a massive punt return by Devin Hester set up a Matt Forte score. The third score, you guessed it, came on defense.
Cutler’s contribution: allowing a safety in the endzone because he held the ball too long. Cutler wasn’t sacked, the safety came on an illegal hands to the face penalty, but Cutler has not done much this week to shake his critics.
This begs the question, will Cutler cause this team to miss out on a Super Bowl?
Defensively the Bears are bailing Cutler out and are making him look way better than he really is. That blowout in Jacksonville a few weeks ago, mostly defense. The huge Monday night win in Dallas was all thanks to five interceptions by the defense.
If you want to know who the Bears best offense players are, look no further than Charles Tillman, Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher.
Jay Cutler isn’t Rex Grossman, but as much as Bears fans want to believe this team is different from the Grossman helmed 2006 squad that went to the Super Bowl, the similarities are spooky — and not all in a good way.