Chicago Bears vs. Patriots Talking Smack with Musket Fire

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Sep 21, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cheerleaders perform during the second half of the game between the New England Patriots and the Oakland Raiders at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

This week the Chicago Bears travel to Foxborough Massachusetts to take on the New England Patriots. I don’t know what to say anymore about this Bears team. I think Boomer said it best that they are like Bizzaro Superman. Black is white, up is down and so forth. I am going to cut to the chase and tell you that I think it is almost impossible for the Bears to go into Foxborough and squeak out a win. But in Bizzaro world, one never knows. Actually, I do. The Bears are going to lose. This week we got to “talk smack” with Cyrus Geller, editor of Musket Fire, the Fansided New England Patriots site. I don’t know how much smack talk I can dish out anymore. Maybe if the Bears would play the Raiders or Jacksonville. Oh well, as you can tell, I have started to give up on our Bears.

Before we start this week’s edition of talking smack, can you tell our readers a little something about yourself?

"My name is Cyrus Geller, and I have been a part of Musket Fire for nearly two years. First as a staff writer, and now as the editor. I am a die-hard Boston sports fan (with the exception of the Celtics), and my obsession with the Patriots is borderline insane."

It’s hard not to be a die hard Patriots fan when you have one of the best quarterbacks of all time. As long as Tom Brady is healthy, there is always a chance that the Patriots will win it all. Unlike the Bears who have a roster full of talent and it gets wasted week in and week out, especially when they play at home. I don’t know, I guess I’m kind of jealous this week. As you can tell, any trash talk this week  is going to be in the form of sarcasm or disappointment in my own teams efforts against the Dolphins. I guess the Bears and Patriots both have something in common. Both were embarrassed by the Dolphins this year. At least the Patriots have a chance to redeem themselves when the take on the Dolphins in December. Probably will have already clinched a playoff berth by then. Ugh… I probably I should ask a question or something. What’s it like having one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL on your team. Bears fans would love to know.

"To sum it up quickly: it’s pretty damn awesome. As you mentioned, it doesn’t matter how many injuries the Patriots are dealing with, when number 12 is out there, we know there is a good chance New England will be pulling out the win. He has done more with less than probably any other quarterback in NFL history, and despite what the “experts” said earlier in the year, he is not even close to done. Now, I am actually a fan of Jay Cutler, although he does throw way too many stupid passes, but I genuinely like his game. Can you give Pats fans any insight as to why Cutler is so inconsistent, and also how the Bears only have the 17th ranked offense in the league with all of their offensive talent (Marshall, Forte, Jeffery, Bennett etc.)"

From my non-expert opinion, Cutler is making poor decisions and holding on to the ball too long. He has had success so far this year when he goes through his progressions and when everyone is covered, just dump the ball off to Forte. That works until they cover Forte, but that means that Bennett should be open or possibly Marshall or Jeffery. Against the Dolphins, Cutler was throwing off his back foot, or even when falling backwards. I know he has incredible arm strength, but you can’t always make those throws. I can’t put all of the blame on Cutler. There are 53 guys on the football team and the coaches need to get those guys prepared too. It just seems like something is not right with the Bears lately, including the way Jay Cutler has been playing at home. Am I disappointed? Yes I am. Do I think we need to have a fire sale and trade everyone for draft picks? Absolutely not. How is the offensive line coming together in New England?