One good thing about
Another good thing about Cutler's near-Super-Bowl-dream-ending injury: It should clear the room of idiots who still want to question the guy's toughness.
As if 94 sacks in his last 31 games, which is less than two full seasons, isn't explanation enough.
Another good thing about Cutler’s near-Super-Bowl-dream-ending injury: It might finally force the
Look, the Bears are not the explosive offense we expected. It might grow up to become that offense some day, but not today. And now the offense certainly is limited by Cutler's injury.
So, milk the patient game plan. That means running the ball against the dogbreath
The way the Bears' defense is playing, the offense can only help itself by eating clock and yards on the ground. Get an aggressive defense more rest, get the ball back more.
Or congratulate the defense after it reaches the end zone.
This strategy is not just the answer for minimizing danger to Cutler's ribs. It's also necessary to avoid having the defense fade later in the season.
In the win over the
Nobody has said anything official, but Forte left Monday night’s game with an injury to either his right elbow or upper arm. Bears coach
But let's presume Forte is healthy, and even if the Bears have to start Bush, when you look at their production, you wonder why you'd expose Cutler to more risk than necessary.
When you look at the Panthers defense, you conclude that someone should be fired if the Bears do it any other way.
But most inviting is a defense that surrenders an average of 120.3 rushing yards a game and 4.1 per carry, along with allowing a pathetic 45-percent conversion rate on third down, ranking among the bottom five.