Jay Cutler Out for 2 Weeks with Hamstring Injury
By Tyler Trudeau 9/24/15
Chicago Bears’ Quarterback, Jay Cutler left Sunday’s game vs the Arizona Cardinals, attempting to tackle Tony Jefferson after throwing an interception in the Second quarter.
Cutler will be out for 2 weeks with a hamstring injury. This could not come at a worse time for the Bears. In week one, Chicago lost by eight to their rivals the Green Bay Packers. If losing your starting quarterback isn’t bad enough, the Cardinals came into Chicago and destroyed the Bears 48 to 23.
Next week the Bears travel to Seattle to face the 0-2 Seahawks. Don’t let the Seahawks’ record fool you, this team is starving for their first win of the season after their overtime loss to the Packers.
This doesn’t look favorable for the Bears going against the feared 12th man and powerful Seattle defense looking to capitalize on the inexperienced Bears backup, Jimmy Clausen.
Clausen, now in his 6th year in the NFL, has very little experience. Including last Sunday’s game, Clausen has only appeared in 18 games (11 career starts) and in those games has thrown only 5 touchdowns.
During Sunday’s game after the Cutler injury, Clausen came on for relief and went 14 for 23, throwing for 121 yards with one interception. Clausen’s job was not easy, but the 6th year back up did not look comfortable running the offense.
Things do not get much better on the other side of the ball for Chicago. The Bears have arguably the worst defense in the NFL. In the short 2015 season, the Bears have given up 79 points averaging 39.5 a game.
The Bears’ defense is not going to step up and help the team win more games as the strength of the Chicago team is their offense.
Even though they are not projected to be a great team, guys like Matt Forte and Jay Cutler are Chicago’s best players and with injuries impacting this team, the season could be over before it even really gets started.
The Bears could be looking at a possible 0-4 start without Jay Cutler until week 5. If Cutler’s injury makes him miss more time, the season is over.
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