Bears vs. Giants: Offensive line needs to improve

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We all remember the game against the Giants last season all too well. In front of a national audience, the Bears' weaknesses were exposed as the offensive line let Jay Cutler get sacked nine times in the first half. The unit suffered a colossal butt whoopin'.

Other than to get your football fix, preseason games are pretty boring. To make the most of your football watching, pay attention to to the new look offensive line.

Can the unit hold up to the Giant's front four? Rookie tackle Gabe Carimi will be tested for the first time as a pro; left tackle JaMarcus Webb will have to show more intensity; and Roberto Garza will have to make the necessary line adjustments to get the unit in the right place.

Last week, in the preseason opener, the offensive line gave up nine sacks against the Bills -- not exactly the cream of the crop. I don't know what Mike Tice considers in faltering but last week's performance was a major falter. If the first team can't keep the Giants defense off Cutler, expect Tice to tinker with the depth chart.

If the offensive line can keep Cutler standing upright, look for him to establish chemistry with Roy Williams. Cutler got his big target in Williams, now it's up to them to make to build a rapport with each other.

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