A New Cutler Emerges: Rapid Fire Reaction to the Suddenly Exciting 2-3 Chicago Bears

| October 12th, 2015

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Where do we start? Oh yeah, the quarterback.

  • There can’t be more outlets – mainstream media or internet – who’ve been more strident in their belief that Jay Cutler can be a winning quarterback than right here. The last two weeks he’s shown why. If the Bears are in the game, if their defense does not allow 300 points, if Cutler is put in a position to win…he can go out and beat any team in the league.
  • Cutler’s touchdown pass to Marquess Wilson was the prettiest throw I’ve ever seen from a Bears quarterback.
  • Cutler dropping the snap, picking it up and finding Forte with defenders at his feet TO WIN THE GAME was no less impressive.
  • Jay still makes mechanical mistakes on a lot of throws, especially when there’s pressure coming from his blind side. Just needs to step into his throws and deliver the ball.
  • Matt Forte might just deserve a two-year extension. I don’t care how old he is. He’s playing like a 25 year-old.

  • Is there anything Pernell McPhee can’t do? The Ravens receive praise for their personnel moves, and rightly so, but there is no way to argue letting McPhee walk out the door was a wise move. He’s in the Defensive Player of the Year conversation right now.
  • Will take an in-depth look at Grasu’s first game at center with the coach tape for Wednesday. Hard to see much from the center position on broadcast.
  • Welcome to the NFL, Marquess.
  • The way Andy Reid coaches a game…I just don’t understand it. Why in the world is he attempting that field goal at the end of the game? Did you see how short his kicker was? TEN YARDS! How can he have so little feel for a game after all these years on the sideline?
  • Fox-Gase-Fangio is the best collection of Bears coaches since Ditka-Ryan. And it ain’t close.
  • Shea McClellin can’t catch a break.
  • Cam Meredith and Josh Bellamy combine for ten catches and the Bears win on the road?
  • Bears got what they needed from Young and Houston: pressure. If those guys begin producing opposite McPhee the Bears pass rush will be fearsome very soon.
  • Who the hell is LaRoy Reynolds?

Bears are 2-3 and heading to 0-5 Detroit. Remarkably they are now staring at the possibility of having a season. The reason is because of their four-headed monster: Cutler. Forte. McPhee. Coaching staff.

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