Is Jay Cutler The Right QB For The Bears?

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Is Jay Cutler the Right QB for the Bears?

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  1. BelieveInMonsters

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    OK let me start off by saying that this isn't your traditional 670 The Score meathead "Fire Jay Cutler" type of thread.

    I have been one of THE BIGGEST Jay Cutler supporters out there. I've stood by him and defended him even during the toughest of times. He is somewhere between good and great depending on his consistency during a given game. He is one of THE TOUGHEST players that I've ever seen. (Playing through diabetes and various injuries over the years..he's one tough "sum bitch") He is one of the greatest Bears QBs of all time.

    But, the last couple of weeks seriously has me questioning my thinking on whether or not Cutler is the right QB for this team. After watching the last couple of weeks unfold I now know there is a difference between the most physically gifted QB on a team and the right QB for a team.

    Watching Josh McCown play as well as he has and watching the Cutler injuries pile up over the last couple of weeks (and over the last few years to tell you the truth) has me wondering if Cutler has become too brittle and injury-prone because of suspect play calling and a horrible offensive lines during the Lovie Smith era. These things have led me to believe that Cutler *may not* be the right QB for this team.

    At this point, to me Cutler is not worth a mega-deal. Do I sign him to a one or two year contract and also re-sign McCown? Probably.

    If I'm the Bears, QB is a must in deep 2014 draft class.
     
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    I said no, but he was on par to being a top 10 qb till he got hurt
     
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    Yesterday's game was winnable. I am with you on the fact that I did believe in Cutler but his erratic choices when rushed have made him as much of hazard as he is a scoring threat.. He has had too many knockdowns and the next 1 may be his last
     
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    I think Jay is truly the best QB we've had in a long time. He has physical gifts that very few QB's have, even the elite ones. But with that being said, I do not believe he's the best QB for what we're trying to do here in Chicago under Marc Trestman.

    If Jay is who we end up with, long term, then I'm okay with that. But he's not the best fit for us. Also, for whatever reason, we do not win very often in "must win" games, with him at QB. Maybe it's just "bad luck" or something. All I know is that when he starts, in a big game, it often means a loss. It took Josh McCown to finally win in Green Bay. In my "heart of hearts" I know we don't win that game with Cutler - even without Rodgers playing. For some reason Jay just folds like a lawn chair in big games. You can have the strongest arm in the NFL, but that alone doesn't win big games. He does play well against the less talented teams. I'll give him that.
     
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    One other thought. How much money to you sink into a QB who can't win the big games? He's on the far side of 30 age-wise now. He's a gutzy QB, but let's face it, he's injured a lot. He plays with injuries, and I applaud him for his heart to play through them. But that's not always a "good thing" like we saw yesterday. You add all of that up, and figure, just how much DO you spend on a guy like this?

    Winning big games is more than just having a strong arm. Countless Super Bowls have been won with QB's with weaker arms than Jay Cutler - but they had the football IQ to compensate. The truly great ones have that. Heck, even the lower-tier QB's who've won the Super Bowl seem to often have that too.

    Even in his "evaluation" year, he's not going to have a 16 game season. I'm glad we do have a solid backup for him though.
     
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    I guess going for it on 4th and 1 and not taking the FG didn't have anything to do with us lossing yesterday.

    Why not spend millions on a QB were spending millions on a RB that can't make a one yard run. Who knew Forte would try to run it up the middle, I know of 14 for sure the the Loin DC, the 11 guys playing of Defense, and me, oh and of course Forte who can't see when the middle is stacked up against the run.

    Oh and to answer the question, YES Cutler is the right QB for the Bears. MT just needs to make better decisions on his play calling.
     
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    Um, Garza failed that a block and a 300lb man ran over Forte. But that is Forte's fault? If you meant the 4th and a long one, well that was Bush, and I think you saw just how bad the OL was against an elite DL when it comes to opening holes in the run game.

    As for Cutler, Cutler is the best qb the team has had since luckman, unfortunately for him TO's in todays game are more important then ever and you cannot afford to have them. Cutler needs to be smarter w/the ball, if he cannot be then no he cannot be the future qb if the goal is to win a SB. If he can get to 2 to 1 TD to TO ratio then ya he's SB capable and should be here.
     
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    I just don't know any more. I would've said yes at the beginning of the year, but now it is difficult to say. Jay is injured (yet again), he is struggling at times, and McCown has shown that Trestman's offense is very QB friendly. This was supposed to be Jay's contract year, and it looks like he is failing it.

    We have so many question marks on defense and so many free agents to be, that i have no clue what Emery plans for this off season. I definitely don't envy him this year.
     
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    Great post..

    The only thing that I hate with the Cutler thing is Marshall... If Cutler leaves will Marshall ask for a trade? Will he slow down his game? I would really like to see Cutler in a Bears jersery but because he plays well enough for us to make the post season next season.
    As you pointed out Jimmors the system seems to be pretty QB friendly, McCown have looked great and if we let Cutler go do we start with a rookie QB or do we play McCown?
     
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    well like i said...i have zero clue what Emery plans to do. We have tons of players scheduled to hit FA in the offseason, i dont know which ones he keeps, which he lets go. I have no idea if he is going to focus on Defense this time in the draft, we desperately need DL and Safeties.

    McCown's biggest problem is his age...he's 34 (looks 21). so, there are a few scenarios:

    1.FTag Cutler, re-sign McCown as backup, stick with them for 2014, draft a new QB after next season. This allows emery to focus on the D in the draft.
    2.Let Cutler walk, re-sign McCown, draft a QB. This is what i would like to see, we will save money on Cutler (by letting him go), letting McCown run the offense for a year, while our Drafted QB holds the clipboard for a year.
    3.Sign Cutler to a multi-year deal, draft a QB as backup/future replacement. Almost the same as scenario #2, but way more expensive.
     
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