Jay Cutler has a raspy voice this week a condition brought on when he was kicked in the throat during last Sunday’s humiliating loss to the New Orleans Saints. If a sore throat was Cutler’s only problem he would be in good shape however after six sacks Cutler isn’t sure he’ll be able to make it through the rest of the season.
When asked if his body could continue taking the punishment it has received Cutler sounded unsure, noting:
“I don’t know, I don’t know.”
Cutler remains the most sacked quarterback over the last season of play and during the Bears loss he was sacked six times and hit on 16 other occasions.
While many fans wonder why the Bears simply don’t offer more protection to their quarterback at least part of those hits come from the type of offensive plays that coordinator Mike Martz likes to run.
Speaking of the hits Bears head coach Lovie Smith said:
“We want to protect him more,” while adding, “He took too many hits the other day. He acknowledged that, and we’re working on protecting him more.”
Even the Bears own offensive line have admitted it’s too much, tight end Matt Spaeth said of last Sunday’s performance:
“He shouldn’t have to [continue to take that type of abuse]. There’s a lot of stuff we have to fix — nothing glaring — just little mistakes here and there.”
During the first two games of the regular season Cutler has been sacked 11 times.
Cutler won’t be getting any breaks this Sunday when the Bears take on division rivals and current Super Bowl champions the Green Bay Packers who run a tight defensive line that will likely rack up more sacks against the already bruised and battered Chicago Bears quarterback.
Do you think Jay Cutler can continue taking the type of abuse he received this past Sunday and still make it through the rest of the 2011-2012 season?