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Protection wasn’t Cutler’s problem

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Masochistic Chicago Bears fans were given a treat Thursday. Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times examined all 26 of Jay Cutler’s interceptions in grisly detail, with a huge assist from Ron Jaworski,.

The amazing takeaway is that protection problems weren’t the cause of any of the interceptions. Sure, Orlando Pace was a bust. But this analysis supports my subjective thought that the Bears were far worse in their run blocking than their pass protection last year.

Most of Jay Cutler’s picks came from mental mistakes, with some mechanical issues thrown in. That’s why “Jaws” thinks Mike Martz is the perfect tutor for Cutler to fulfill his potential, if Cutler is willing to listen.