Actually, the one area you listed where we did show improvement was in the running game and that is directly related to forcing safeties out of the box to defend the pass, something that happened for the first time all season against San Diego to the tune of 116 yards on the ground. For perspective, we are the only team that has managed to do that against the Chargers in Qualcomm - neither LJ, Sean Alexander or Steven Jackson managed to get to the 100 yard mark on the ground and we did with injuries at both tackle positions.
So Cutler did help that part of the game because he started involving the tight ends more and forcing the safeties to back off. I make this point only because you suggested they aren't related in your post and that it was foolish for people to think he could help that area and they are absolutely related.
Last edited by Kaylore; 12-29-2006 at 05:38 AM..