According to the Chicago SunTimes, Jay Cutler thinks Bears fans should take a chill pill when it comes to their worries over the preseason struggles of the Mike Martz-led offense. You can read exactly what he said here.
In a nutshell, he thinks because the Bears aren’t game-planning for specific teams/defenses and the unit is focusing solely on its own execution there is no need to over-analyze the play of the offense.
While that makes me feel a little better, it still doesn’t explain why…
- The offense has punched it in the end zone just twice out of 16 drives Cutler has led.
- Over 3 games, the team has scored 36 points, which is currently tied for the second fewest in the league.
- Chris Williams can’t seem to block the dude lining up across from him (5 sacks yielded in 2 games). And on the 16 Cutler-led drives, #6 has been sacked a staggering 10 times.
- Outside of Forte’s 89-yard TD against the Raiders and Taylor’s 34-yarder against the Cardinals, the Bears are averaging 2.9 yards per carry (181 yards on 63 carries).
Since the starters will only play a series or two, we probably won’t get any questions answered after Thursday night’s tilt against the Browns. But it’d be nice if the offense could generate some kind of momentum to leave everyone who bleeds blue and orange with a positive taste in their mouths before the Ndamukong Suh-led Lions come to Chicago in Week 1.