1. Jay had a pedestrian game (21/34, 190 yard 1 TD/1INT ). I am not as interested in the offense getting off to a fast start, as much, as I am the defense. Three and outs are part of the game, but when you fall behind, it shifts the momentum to the D, and when play a good one, then mistakes will happen.
Oct 19, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) drops back to pass against the Miami Dolphins during the first half at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
2. I am concerned that he might be losing faith in his line. While Jay ranks 3rd in accuracy under pressure, we also know he gets flighty when he believes things are falling apart. If this trends starts, he will start forcing plays, and that is not a good thing.
3. There is seems to be a consistent theme of miscommunication with the wide outs. No one is pointing fingers, but from my experience, the QB knows where the play is going, so then we can deduce the wide outs are not paying attention.
4. The offense has become consistently good at being inconsistent. This is like the flu, once one player starts it, it can flow through the whole group.
So where does that leave us with NE? Well the Pat’s D is average, nothing special and its weakest link is against the pass. The key, I believe, is for the Bears to run the ball. Interestingly, the Bears are the #1 run blocking team, and NE is not that good against the run. If I were Jay, I would get back to basics, use the NE game to find those fundamentals of execution. Go back to the old refrain, “keep it simple stupid”.