Sep 29, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester (23) returns the ball during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears Week 4 Milk Carton


When a player or coach doesn’t really show up during a Bear’s game, they get put on the Milk Carton. As most of you know, people’s pictures used to be put at the back of milk cartons when they went missing. So the Milk Carton for the Bears is more about who went missing or played terribly during the game.

After a loss, it is quite easy to single out people who did not perform well during the game. This disaster against the rival Detroit Lions showcased a large amount of flaws in a lot of Bears players.  This week, I am going with the obvious choice for the carton, quarterback Jay Cutler.

Sep 29, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) passes during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

I am not yet worried about the season getting away from us. I still feel as though Jay Cutler is a far better quarterback than he was last year. In years past, Cutler probably would have had five or six interceptions in this game. The decisions weren’t entirely bad; the throws were. We all know Jay Cutler has shown that he can make any throw in any given situation. This game was different.

It seemed as though he wasn’t setting his feet correctly, or getting enough behind his throws. That goes for his last two interceptions; the first one looked like a great defensive play by the safety. The worst play Cutler made, in my opinion, was the fumble. That was textbook Bad-Jay.

He knows better than to hold onto the ball for that long. He should have gotten rid of the ball quickly even if that meant throwing it into the seats and forcing a punt. He ended up getting it out of his hands, but it fell on the ground and was taken into the end zone by Nick Fairley. That wasn’t the only time he held onto the ball too long; on the sack where Suh bull rushed Long into Jay’s leg, he could have thrown it quicker. By the way, was it just me, or did it look like Suh tried to twist his leg a little too much?

Just because Cutler is on the milk carton, it doesn’t excuse anyone else. Martellus Bennett has to play better earlier in the game. Brandon Marshall should have had a better day against the Lions apparently subpar secondary. Maybe that’s Cutler’s fault for not throwing it enough.

The defense was terrible against the run. I’m not going to insult anyone’s intelligence by saying they shut down the Lions in the red zone enough; Matt Stafford missed some wide open throws, and the interception he threw was D.) Bad luck. Thank you, Brian Billick.

Having said all that, the runner up for the milk carton is Devin Hester. His job is to return kicks, and his fumble, even though it was recovered by Chicago, makes his day below average. I genuinely miss his ridiculousness.

What do you think? Who do you think is mostly responsible for the Bears loss? Comment below!!!


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  • Mylan Welborn

    The coaching staff “bears” some of the blame also. How do you not account for Idonije, a former starter for the bears, giving tips and cheats to the Lions Defense? Of course this was going to happen so you MUST plan for it.

    It looked as if Reggie Bush and the Lion’s O Line was in the Bears huddles.

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