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07:14 AM ET 10.04 | If Bears fans close their eyes, they may see this. Imagine a consistent Jay Cutler, as steady as a metronome, as reliable as a crossing guard. Imagine him throwing for 300-plus yards in nine consecutive games. While you're at it, imagine no greed or hunger. It's not easy, even if you try. ... But if coach Marc Trestman is the quarterback guru everyone says he is and if Cutler is a new, more mature quarterback (no, really this time), then there should be improvement in his game and his steadiness this season. ... Trestman shares the sentiment that Cutler has been hurt by the Bears' rootlessness on the offensive side of the ball the last five seasons. But that idea loses some of its power when you consider Cutler was part of the reason offenses and coordinators haven't succeeded here. necessary

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October 4, 2013  07:38 AM ET

Imagine there's no domed roof
It's easy if you try
No turf below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Cheering just for Jay...

Imagine there's no defense
It isn't hard to do
No one to block your passes
And no corners, too
Imagine all receivers
Running routes in peace...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the Bears can be #1.

Imagine no interceptions
I wonder if you can
No need for sacks or fumbles
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the Bears fans
Sharing all the cheers...

You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the Bears can be #1

RIP, John Lennon

Da Bears!

October 4, 2013  07:39 AM ET

The list of what Cutler lacks could keep a room transcriptionists busy for a month.

October 4, 2013  07:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The list of what Cutler lacks could keep a room transcriptionists busy for a month.

Hardly. Let's not exaggerate or anything, why not just make it two months? Better yet, let's imagine Kyle Orton still as Quarterback

October 4, 2013  08:13 AM ET

Rick Morrissey...

That was awful.

October 4, 2013  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Better yet, let's imagine Kyle Orton still as Quarterback

That would work for me.

October 4, 2013  08:18 AM ET

Another reason the offensive coordinators haven't been successful is because those coordinators were Mike Martz and Mike Tice and Ron Turner... not exactly an embarrassment of riches there.

October 4, 2013  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Hardly. Let's not exaggerate or anything, why not just make it two months? Better yet, let's imagine Kyle Orton still as Quarterback

This guy has been benefiting from more excuses than any other player in the league. Most everything he lacked in Chicago that supposedly creates problems not his fault, he had in spades in Denver. Results? The same.

He's been coddled long enough.

October 4, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Missing a " necessary component." That does not sound good. A man only has so many necessary components, which one are they referring to?

October 4, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Until they get a REAL Offensive line for this guy to throw behind he will always be criticized. It's that obvious yet the team refuses to fix it's biggest weakness

October 4, 2013  09:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Missing a " necessary component." That does not sound good. A man only has so many necessary components, which one are they referring to?

His left brain.

October 4, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

That would work for me.

It sure didn't work for Denver

October 4, 2013  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

This guy has been benefiting from more excuses than any other player in the league. Most everything he lacked in Chicago that supposedly creates problems not his fault, he had in spades in Denver. Results? The same.He's been coddled long enough.

He is still better than anything you can find out there to replace him with in the short term, maybe even long term. He's the closest thing to a franchise quarterback a team like Chicago has ever seen. The Bears are not likely to find a better one for decades, for better or worse

October 4, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Rick Morrissey... That was awful.

Moronissey is at the head of the pack of mediocre Chicago sportswriters.
He's also the chief whiner.

October 4, 2013  10:02 AM ET

Component? (Singular?) Component(S) is more like it. A brain, a heart, humility, maturity, and a few decent WR's come to mind right away. Give me a few mins and I'm sure I could come up with at least 5 more. The guy is an idiot. Nothing worse in this world than wasted talent. He's wasted it. He's more wasted than Cheech & Chong.

October 4, 2013  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

It sure didn't work for Denver

He didn't do a terrible job while he was in Chicago. Not a cannon for an arm like Cutler has shown, but Orton made smart decisions with the ball.

October 4, 2013  10:10 AM ET

I've noticed that most QBs, after a loss, take the blame, "It's on me", "I'm to blame", "It's my responsibility". With Cutler, you are more likely to hear, "It's the OL", "Bad system", "Receivers dropped balls/ran bad routes", "Confused play calling", "The check is in the mail", "It's only a cold sore", "I didn't know she wasn't using birth control"....and on and on.

October 4, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Until they get a REAL Offensive line for this guy to throw behind he will always be criticized. It's that obvious yet the team refuses to fix it's biggest weakness

Phil Emery and Marc Trestman have done more to repair that O-line in the brief time they've been together than what Lovie Smith and Jerry Angelo did about it the last few seasons they worked together.

October 4, 2013  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Missing a " necessary component." That does not sound good. A man only has so many necessary components, which one are they referring to?

Heart.

I been watching Jay since he was a Bronco. Nobody gets fired up to play for him, everyone sees him sulking on the sidelines. He believes they will screw up and lose and it's just a matter of time before things go wrong.

 
October 4, 2013  10:25 AM ET
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Heart. I been watching Jay since he was a Bronco. Nobody gets fired up to play for him, everyone sees him sulking on the sidelines. He believes they will screw up and lose and it's just a matter of time before things go wrong.

That's not the way the Bears receivers have spoken about him. Just the opposite. All they do is boast about his poise. Dumping on him is pointless, it's all been done many times before. The Bears will just have to make due with him, probably for years

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