Originally Posted by Atwater His Ass
You give Cutler just an average OL and OC and see what he and Marshall can do. People can say what they want over their Cutler butt-hurt, but Chicago is nothing without him.
Cutler is the guy who they've comitted too in Chicago and they need to build around him. There's not a lot of QB's that can take the punishment he's taken there due to that leaky OL and keep getting back up.
The Bears are a 10 win team that missed the playoffs on a tie breaker. That doesn't happen often in the NFL. Usually 10 wins just about guarentee's a playoff spot, if not a division title.
I'm sorry, but the Cutler getting punished so much more than anyone else is a myth. Big Ben and Rodgers are annually leaders in getting sacked, Alex Smith was the most sacked QB in the league last year and made the NFC championship. The good ones make it work. Matt freakin Cassel went 11-5 and was the most sacked QB that year. Cutler gets sacked an average of 2.5 times a game. Not great, but not exactly the assault people make it out to be.
As for 10 win teams not making the playoff. That is also a myth. Teams with 10 wins or more have missed the playoffs 6 out of the last 12 years (since realignment).