What to Do About Jay Cutler?

Sep 15, 2012


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Jay Cutler stunk it up last night. It could have been the low point of his career. He smarted off to the Packers, threw his offensive line under the bus, and had a passer rating that made JaMarcus Russell look like Aaron Rodgers. He completed just seven more passes to his own team. What a difference a week makes. What should Jay Cutler owners be thinking?
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Life in the NFL can turn on a dime. Just a week ago many, myself included, were singing the praises of Cutler. He finally got some weapons in Chicago. With Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery he had a pair of big, fast, athletic WRs. Matt Forte gave him a safety net in the passing game. Things looked good.
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Then Forte gets banged up, which could possibly sideline him for a few weeks, the line gets exposed by Clay Matthews, and Cutler shows why he’s Jay Cutler. Sure, he has the arm that few quarterbacks possess, but that gets him into trouble. He thinks that he can fit it and when he doesn’t it goes the other way.
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Instead of accepting his share of the blames his offensive line, even shoulder bumping J’Marcus Webb. That isn’t going to win you many fans in the locker room. The Bears have issues on their line. That isn’t going away. While Cutler will have some brilliant games, you have to look out for the occasional stinker.
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That puts him right where he has been the past few years. His inconsistency makes him a risk to play each and every week. Can he be a QB1? Sure. That’s a big risk though. He’s shown that he is better suited to be a QB2 and you just have to cross your fingers when you trot him out there.
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