Originally Posted by MrMister
I agree with the sentiment here, but neither team did what it takes to win a game. SF missed the FG and the Rams can't even get a play off before the clock ticks zero. What's worse is that they had a timeout. That's Garrett levels of failure right there. Rams also can't even line up properly before the ball is snapped. That's a junior high error.
It should count as a loss for both teams considering how poorly they both played.
As for Chicago, I can blame the loss on the fact that Cutler was knocked out and didn't play the second half, but two things need to be addressed. One is backup Jason Campbell, the other is Cutler himself.
Jason Campbell is being paid $3.5 Million to be a backup QB that can make the save when Cutler is knocked out of a game, which has happened at least once in the last three years. Campbell comes in a delivers a horrible performance that did nothing to help. Campbell took no shots down field. He threw 3 yard dump passes most of the time with the exception of a high pass to the terrible TE. This guy was a starting QB for 2 teams and he didn't try to throw it down field to a Brandon Marshall covered by one CB. Newsflash Cambpell, Marshall can catch the ball and even made Kyle Orton and Chad Henne have good games. Throw him the ball. No professional team should spend over $2 Million on a QB that won't throw the ball more than 3 yards.
As for Jay Cutler, all I can say is what the hell. This isn't just last night, but the past few years in general. Jay's coach gets fired in Denver so he whines and demands a trade instead of meeting and teaming with Josh McDaniels. So he gets what he wants. Cutler then proceeds to have a bad season and claim his OC is bad. He gets what he wants and Mike Martz is hired. Martz removes Olsen from 70% of the offense and focuses on a system Jay wasn't comfortable in. On top of that, the offensive line can't handle the system, however Chicago makes it to the NFC Championship Game. The next year Jay gets hurt because of an interception he threw and a tackle he made poorly, injuring his thumb. So Jay gets his next wish and Martz retires. Now he gets first time OC Mike Tice. Then new GM brings in not just a number one WR, but one of Jay's best friends in Brandon Marshall. So now Jay Cutler has his BFF at WR, a slowly rebuilding line with Gabe Carimi, an arguably top 5 and paid RB in Forte, a top 5 defense that is setting records in defensive scoring, his Denver QB Coach, and a new OC that listens to him, and Cutler still can't get anything done on offense? What the hell man. He's got everything he needs to succeed. It's time to man up and turn it around Jay. It's time for the offense to step it up.