Chicago Bears 2012 Schedule
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Struggling in pass protection early in the year, Jay Cutler did a great job of keeping his team in the playoff hunt. Before his season-ending hand injury, Cutler was helped out when then OC Mike Martz switched Cutler’s drops to more three and five step, and throw passes.
While Cutler did the best, he could with a below average pass blocking line and a below average receiving core, star running back Matt Forte was having his best season, since his rookie year. Unfortunately, Forte also suffered a season-ending injury, in December, and the Bears slipped out of the playoff hunt, in able to put points on the board.
Putting Issues Aside, Playing Football
While it appears, Martz wore out his welcome, it will be imperative that the Bears put off the field issues like Brandon Marshall’s antics and Forte’s contract situation aside, and focus on winning games. Who knows if Forte reports to camp on time, but I can’t blame him if he misses time into the season, after the team failed to sign him, instead opting to land Michael Bush as insurance.
Moves like this one didn’t sit well in the Eagles club house last year, when stars failed to get there contracts, so lets hope, cooler heads prevail as this team is geared for a playoff run.