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October 05, 2010

Cutler Sacked Nine Times in One Half: Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was sacked an NFL-record nine times in the first half against the New York Giants Sunday, leaving the game at halftime with a concussion. The Bears lost 17-3. "I don't know what happened, but he didn't go back in, so it's probably not good," Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said.

posted by rcade to football at 02:34 PM - 5 comments

A small part of me wonders if the concussion was Cutler saying "screw that" to the prospect of getting sacked at least nine more times in the second half.

And that after all the pre-game talk about Mike Martz and Cutler and how they love each other because neither wants to complete 8-yard passes, how they both want the big play, every play, and are willing to risk any consequence to get it.

They might want to re-think that. Cutler looked like Rob Johnson out there.

posted by fabulon7 at 02:38 PM on October 05

That's OK Bears fans, your guys are about to turn the tables and do Jimmy Clausen like the Giants did Cutler.

posted by NoMich at 05:20 PM on October 05

Fabulon7 :: I was thinking Rob Johnson as I was watching the game as well but I don't think he pulled himself, not in a close game. I think he was hit so hard so many times that his whole body was spinning.

As Mike Silver pointed out, look at the beating that Warner took in the Martz system. It took Warner a couple of years to become a good QB again.

posted by jc at 06:06 PM on October 05

A small part of me wonders if the concussion was Cutler saying "screw that" to the prospect of getting sacked at least nine more times in the second half.

I certainly wouldn't blame him for not wanting to go back in and it could have been very bad if Cutler was concussed and then took the hit that put Collins out of the game.

Also, I don't think Cutler's concussion comes purely from the last sack. If you watch the third one in slow motion you can see Umenyiora, (unintentionally), hit the front of his helmet into the back of Cutler's - hard enough that a piece of the foam trim from the back or ear hole is broken off.

Video.

The camera cuts away because Kreutz catches the ball, but while Kreutz is being wrestled down, if you look in the bottom left you can see Cutler is still down.

posted by Mr Bismarck at 11:25 PM on October 05

Cutler's got the tools but appears to be his own worst enemy. What's wrong with dumping the ball off to an open receiver 3 yards past scrimmage and seeing what he can do? (Didn't that get Montana into the hall and win him a few Superbowls?)

Seems better than holding the ball for 10 seconds and enduring the inevitable pounding or the 15% possibility of completing something longer ....

The Martz / Cutler recipie appears broke for all but the poorest defensive schemes.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:12 AM on October 06

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