Can we please stop making excuses for the defense?

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  1. shark86x

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    Ric, I agree Jay stunk today. I said he did. But when the entire team plays so poorly, you can't blame only one guy - the finger can be pointed in several different places. So I'm pointing mine at Trestman. He's the QB whisperer and should have been able to control bad Jay, as well as the rest of the team. And don't forget Marshall and everybody dropping balls also cost us several 3rd downs and a couple touchdowns by the way.
     
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    Will he say Packers is just another game? I think -- in the end -- they will still be the team to beat for the division title. And, even if they weren't, any Bears/Packers game is never just another game. I guess he just hasn't been in Chicago long enough yet.
     
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    Read the thread I started about Rivalries and ask that again
     
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    I think Trestman has helped Jay. But can anyone fix a "head issue" like Jay has in these games? I don't think that problem is something anyone can fix. Just like "Bad Rex" Grossman came at the worst possible times and cost us wins, I believe we'll see appearances of "Bad Jay" Cutler cost us wins.

    A lot of what we saw today is fixable. Some isn't. But here's the deal. Even with all of the other issues - this game was winable today, except for Jay's giving the ball away. It broke the team's back. It's a re-run of a horror movie we've seen way too many times in past seasons. He just wets the bet in these big games.

    Cutler's disease is terminal for the team. That's how I see it anyway.
     
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    Shark, I must respectfully disagree. Not saying the rest of the team was stellar by any means but this game was lost 95% by Jay Cutler. We all knew the shortcomings of the Lovie era--too many resources on D and ST in a modern O-driven game. We all knew those phases would take a step back to move the O towards where it needs to be to compete. Well, the O can't compete if Cutler craps the bed and turns the ball over 4 times.

    Watch Brady and Ryan tonight. They don't turn the ball over and don't take avoidable sacks (and fumbles) and they don't miss open targets repeatedly.
     
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    The title of this thread should be:
    PLEASE STOP MAKING EXCUSES FOR JAY CUTLER
     
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    Who is making excuses for cutler? I said a couple times he stunk it up today. I'm just pointing out the entire team did too. And i am now done with this game and am moving on to the next.
     
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    lol, it's not Jay's fault that our beloved "Bear Defense" made Reggie freakin' Bush look like OJ Simpson today. Did Jay have a horrible game? yep, he sure did, but the defense played like absolute crap. If Reggie Bush played against this defense for the rest of the season, he'd probably rush for 2000+ yards. I am just tired of having a defense which either: surrenders a long TD drive or generates a turnover. That BS got old about 3-4 years ago. Call me a heretic, but at this point, I would rather have a STOUT defense which was able to stonewall opposing offenses and force punts, EVEN if the # of turnovers decreased by a few.
     
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    Shark, apparently the defenders of our below average defense want to launch ad hominem attacks against anyone who points out the obvious deficiencies in this unit. I admitted in the first sentence of my post that Cutler stunk up the joint today, yet I was still accused of "defending Jay." lol. To some, our defense is a sacred cow. but..but..they generate turnovers! lol..just ignore all of those long drives and all of that yardage they surrender!! Just ignore the fact that AJ Green, Antonio Brown and Reggie Bush have ALL HAD career days against our beloved defense this season.
     
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    Reggie Bush in his first 3 games has averaged 144 yards, he had 170, CJ has averaged 90 yards and this game had 44. Bush had a slightly above average game, Johnson had a substantailly bad game. Why are people acting like Reggie Bush is the same no nothing he was a few years ago, he's been big time all year.
     

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