No More Jay Cutler Excuses

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Oct 5, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) reacts after an interception during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Bears 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Stop making pathetic excuses for Jay Cutler. Saying that his offensive line led to lackluster play was a reasonable one in 2010. Noting his clear lack of talent at the receiver position in 2012 is also a valid excuse. But those are in the past. Now he has all the talent a quarterback needs but he still can’t get the job done weekly. So far this season, he has been inconsistent.

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The fact that the only Bears losses have come in games where he has thrown at least one interception, so that should also be noted. The Bears do well as a whole when he does well himself. It’s been that way since he’s come to the team. That’s why while he remains inconsistent, the best the Bears can hope for is a near .500 record. Don’t blame the game plan. Don’t blame the coaches. Don’t blame the defense. Blame the quarterback. He’s surrounded by talent, there is no new system, and he’s healthy; there are no more Jay Cutler excuses.

As an objective analyst, I still have faith that Jay Cutler will find a way to turn it around and consistently match his level of play to his level of talent. But if he does not do it at a relevant time this year that faith will be gone. And at this point, I have already almost given up.