While watching Cutler throw bad pick after bad pick tonight (instead of taking sacks) I realized our 2008 O-line, while really good was not nearly as great as the super low sack total we enjoyed last season. Cutler artificially kept our sack total low (in part) by making several stupid passes when a sack should have been taken.
Our O-line did not have a great game today, but maybe they were never THAT great to being with. Orton took too many sacks today but better to take a sack than throw a pick. Cutler simply refuses to take sacks and has already thrown three picks in the 1st half. Some really dumb throws and Chicago fans are probably freaking out right now. I really hope Chicago loses so I can see what he has to say because his WRs have made some huge route running errors and his O-line is below average. The third Cutler pick was exactly the kind of play were a QB should just eat the ball, but he didn't and I bet he blames a WR that quit on his route.
Aaron Rodgers took a sack in the end zone. It sucks to take a sack, but it’s better than throwing a pick almost every time. Green Bay lost two points, Chicago lost seven.
Cutler is going to have a long year in Chicago. Their O-line is not good and neither are their WRs. He doesn't have a Royal or BM or Stokely or Graham and doesn't seem to realize it. At least not yet. Whatever, their 1st round pick is ours so I have no problem rooting against Chicago. It's fun actually. If Cutler doesn't learn to take sacks, we will be picking in the Top 10. If Orton doesn’t play much better than he did today, we can use that Chicago pick to draft our QB of the future. Should be some good ones to pick from.