I've been doing NFL preseason predictions alphabetically and as I reached Chicago, I realized Bears fans blocked me from WCG so I will post my anti-Cutler rhetoric here. More after the jump.
As my anthology of NFL previews ensues, today I take a gander at the Chicago Bears, and yes, I don’t respect Jay Cutler for how he handled his departure from Denver so sadly, for Bears fans, this will not be pretty.
Chicago was able to see the best of Cutler, except when it mattered most which resulted in their ignominious defeat in the NFC Championship game to the Green Bay Packers, who are not only their most bitter rival, but also a team that won the Super Bowl they could have prevented from even making the playoffs.
Yes, in case you were wondering, Cutler was not at his best in Week 17 at Lambeau Field in 2010, enabling the Packers to win a sloppy defensive struggle.
As I finished my communication undergraduate studies at Southern Utah University several years ago, I wrote my senior thesis and reiterated the universal truth that you have to be yourself to be successful.
Chicago has never been a team featuring a high-octane passing attack, not since the days of Sid Luckman at least, and to be consistently successful, the Bears have to play smashmouth defense and run the ball effectively.
Already this offseason, the Bears have been weakened as Greg Olsen and Danieal Manning have departed for Carolina and Houston, respectively and while stalwarts such as linebacker Brian Urlacher, defensive end Julius Peppers and defensive Israel Idonije return, defense is not going to be Chicago’s undoing at the end of the day.
With tailback Matt Forte currently embroiled in a contract dispute with the Bears’ owners, the McCaskey family, Chicago is short a weapon which amassed more than 1,600 yards of scrimmage last season and have done little to improve themselves offensively.
The one wild card could be former Brigham Young tailback Harvey Unga whom Chicago selected in last year’s supplemental draft but he is far from a sure thing at this stage.
In short, if the Bears are to be successful for the time being, they need Cutler to perform and since this belies Chicago’s proud football heritage and since Cutler remains petulant in many ways, do not be surprised to see Chicago plummet to the bottom of the NFC North, especially with Green Bay and Detroit being much stronger.