Cutler: Bears offense no match for defense
This is what, our 4th or 5th offensive scheme during the Lovie Smith era?
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By Fred Mitchell, Tribune reporter1:37 p.m. CST, November 7, 2012
The notion that the Chicago Bears offense will become as dynamic as its defense this season is unreasonable to expect, according to quarterback Jay Cutler.
“It’s not going to happen. We’re eight, nine years behind those guys,” Cutler said Wednesday at Halas Hall. “They have been in the same system a long time. We just have to be able to focus on ourselves and every guy has got to get a little bit better each week, every day in practice. If we get a little bit better… we’ll be better. That’s just our goal.”
The Bears (7-1) host the Houston Texans (7-1) Sunday night at Soldier Field.
“From the top down, their front seven is good,” Cutler said. “Very well coached, sound defense, don’t let out big plays, tough against the run, really good on third down. They present a lot of challenges.”
After a slow start last Sunday against the Titans, Cutler wound up completing 19 of 26 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns to Brandon Marshall.
“It’s easy to predict what (defense) they are going to be in when you’re up 20 points and they have got to stop the run,” Cutler said. “We’re going to throw it outside if we’re going to make some plays and we’re going to get one-on-one match-ups. Playing with a lead makes things a lot easier.”