Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler made an appearance at a Chicago school and stated how concerned he is about the offensive line going into this coming season.
“You know, the offensive line is definitely going to be a concern and seeing where those guys are going to fit in and seeing what five we go with,” Cutler said when asked a general question about the excitement for the upcoming season. “If Gabe [Carimi] comes back, if J’Marcus [Webb] pans out. Where are we going to put Chris Williams? There are some question marks there. Until we really get that resolved and get our front five settled in, we’ve got some work to do on offense.”
Cutler believes that not running former offensive coordinator Mike Martz’s offense will help since there were so many seven step drops, but the line will still need to improve with their pass blocking this season.
“It helps some, but it’s not a cure all by any means,” Cutler said. “They’re still going to be asked to protect. There are going to be times it’s third-and-eight, third-and-10 and we’re going to have to take seven-step drops and we’re going to have the longer route and they’re going to have to protect.”Follow PFZ on Twitter @ProFootballZone