Friday, October 22, 2010

Can Cutler stay on his feet this weekend?

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) is sacked for a six yard loss by Seattle Seahawks safety Jordan Babineaux during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field in Chicago on October 17, 2010. The Seahawks won 23-20.   UPI/Brian Kersey Photo via Newscom

The Bears have not been able to protect Cutler this year.  He has been getting killed and has been sacked a league high 23 times and under all sorts of pressure.  This week they play the Redskins and the obvious key is whether Cutler's team can provide any sort of protection for him.  Cutler has been getting beat up and the Bears need him to stay upright if they want to win.  They can't use Collins, he had one of the worst games you will ever see a QB play when he filled in.

I got to think that Cutler may be in for another tough time this week.  The Redskins are ranked 11th in the NFL in sacks.  Their pass rush is ranked 20th, not great but the Bears can't stop anyone.  They have 14 sacks, 17 QB hits and 69 QB pressures.  For comparison the top ranked pass rush team the Seahawks have 19 sacks, 20 QB hits and 97 QB pressures.  When the Bears played the Seahawks they crushed them on defense with 7 sacks, 3 QB hits and 17 QB pressures. I am expecting Cutler to be under quite a bit of distress this weekend.  The results may not be good for Bears fans.

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