I’m happy with Cutler’s play. He could have easily peed down his leg if he was the emotional weakling some would have us believe. He kept his poise and put together a very nice series before the end of the half.
The one thing that disturbed me this game was Orlando Pace’s resemblance to a revolving door.
I thought it was a pretty nice performance. Cutler overcame boos and bad field position early to have a pretty good game. He looked masterful on the 98-yard TD drive. He looks like a QB that once he gets in his groove, is going to move the chains on you. That 20+ yard strike on 3rd-and-1 was sweet and the kind of play the Bears simply wouldn’t run with Orton.
I’m not going to butt in on a perfectly good argument but Cutler looks way better than average at QB. Way better. I don’t know if that makes him any kind of savior, but I do believe that despite the lack of quality WR’s, the offense will be much better and more consistent this year with a top-10 QB. He has enough guys to throw to, even if they don’t all line up at the WR position.
Pace had a rough game—Grossman or Orton would have been sacked several times because of him. He’s got to play better.
The defense played pretty well. Not great, they bent a lot but they didn’t break. Tommie Harris—forget what he used to be, the real question is, is this guy even a quality NFL player anymore? He looks 36, not 26.
The secondary didn’t get torched as bad as I’ve gotten used to seeing, but then again, they were facing Orton.