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Five unanswered preseason questions: 2. Will Jay Cutler survive the regular season?

Just something for us to salivate over as we look forward to the Bears game. I will quote all the relevant info here but if anyone wants to read the original article click here.


Yep you guessed it, more after the jump!

 

Last season, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler suffered a career-high 35 sacks (555 passing attempts). He was also hurried a league-leading 141 times by enemy defenders, according to Football Outsiders. That was the result of a subpar and injury-plagued offensive line. With most of that same line in place for 2010, and the addition of offensive coordinator Mike Martz (who provides higher offensive totals and larger sack percentages to every team he coaches), Cutler's already been taken down 10 times alongside just 37 passing attempts this preseason. Perhaps most disturbing was that after Cutler was sacked five times against the Oakland Raiders (including four from Kamerion Wimbley(notes), who beat left tackle Chris Williams like one of Keith Moon's old drum kits), Chicago didn't really alter their protection concepts for the next game versus the Arizona Cardinals. And that's why Cutler was sacked four more times against the Cards. It doesn't matter how talented Cutler is at this point, because if the Bears don't do something about this (Hint: LET YOUR TIGHT ENDS BLOCK), he's going to be on IR by Week 5.

I know I am smiling :)

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