LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — Maybe Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler won't be shoving his offensive linemen around if they get better at shoving around opposing defenses.
Cutler has been criticized for shoving tackle J'Marcus Webb during the team's 23-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers last week. After all, the Bears were supposed to have finally solved the problem of keeping Cutler upright after he had been sacked more than any other quarterback over the previous two seasons (75 times).
After two games, the Bears are second in sacks allowed with nine, including seven by the Packers. Only Cincinnati (10) has allowed more.
Still, Cutler said he has complete confidence the Bears can get Chris Long and other pass rushers blocked when they play the St. Louis Rams on Sunday at Soldier Field.