Cutler deserves better

November 29, 2012|By Bag Boy | For RedEye

Droppin' like flies around here.

I'm really glad Jay Cutler seems to enjoy running for his life, because he's going to be doing that for the rest of the year.

Seriously, there's no one left. In one game we lost Lance Louis and Chris Spencer. Bad Idea 1: We should call Olin Kreutz. See if he wants his old job back. Make him center, move Roberta Garza back to guard.

Bad Idea 2: Call Chris Williams, see if he wants his old job back.

It's like the opening scene of "Saving Private Ryan." I think I saw a lineman walking around holding his own blown-off arm.

Not that bad, but bad. So bad, we've gotten very good at signing the elite of the players who are officially washed up. (Remember Orlando pace? Call him!)

So bad, say hello to: Andre Gurode, five-time Pro Bowler, kind of retired. We'll take him! Great name. Does he play hockey, too?

Admit it: You have new respect for Cutler. How anybody can complete 70 percent of his passes behind that ragtag unit is … unbelievable. If I were him, I'd be grumpy too. I'd be thinking "Imagine me behind a real offensive line! I would be unstoppable!"

He would be. You know, if the draft were held tomorrow, we would still need to draft O-linemen, tight ends and of course, replace an aging defense.

Doesn't anything ever get fixed around here? Oh yeah, QB and receiver. That only took 100 years.

It's so annoying. But it's all we have. I can't watch the Bulls … yet. They blew a 27-point lead over the course of … 10 minutes.

Note to Coach Thibs: if you stack your roster with like, 10 average players and two good ones, you can't make it up on volume. And you can't make it up on good coaching. The NBA is cruel that way.

So are the Cubs. Good news, they hired Rob Deer as an assistant hitting coach. He once struck out 186 times in 1987! Career .220 hitter!

The consummate home run/strikeout hitter. Who better to learn from?

Bag Boy is a RedEye special contributor.

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