Cutler is right.
What we see right now isn't a final product.
It never is at this point, with 1 pre-season game played to date. Fans often fail to realize this. For those who remember the 1985 season, we were butt-ugly in the entire pre-season. We got beat in the opener (scored only 3 points, by an offense that finished the season as a top-10 offense in the NFL). The second pre-season game we got beat by the Colts (one of the bottom-feeders of the NFL back then, who only won 5 games that entire '85 season.
The next game the Cowboys beat us like a drum. We only scored 13 points in that game. Of course we went on to DESTROY them in the regular season 44-0.
I guess my point (and Cutler's point) is that the team will improve over the course of pre-season. That's the purpose of pre-season. I think all of us (me included) need to factor this in and not panic or over-react at this point.
We'll get better.
LINK to the article
Bears looking out for Cutler
Protecting Cutler not just a job for offensive line; it's a team effort
August 13, 2012|By Fred Mitchell, Chicago Tribune reporter
Cutler continues to preach patience.
"We're a long way away. We've got a lot of stuff we've got to figure out," Cutler said after Monday night's practice at Olivet Nazarene. "We've had good days out here; we've had bad days … We've had really bad days out here.
There's a lot of work to be done. This isn't a final product."