We all knew Jay Cutler had elite level talent when he was traded to the team in 2009. Before Cutler, fans only dreamed the team would make the right personnel decisions to land a franchise quarterback. Now that we have one, it’s about time for the 4th Phase start acting like they know they have one on their team.
In the first quarter, with the first two drives starting deep in their own territory that resulted in a punt and an interception for a touchdown, the Bears marched down the field looking to tie the game. As the drive progressed, the 4th Phase was getting louder with every snap. By the time the Bears reached the red zone, Soldier Field was rocking.
It was so loud that Cutler flapped his arms up and down to try to quiet the crowd. Instead of quieting the crowd, Cutler’s motion made the crowd, in particular the North End Zone, got even louder. At that point, the offense couldn't hear Cutler’s calls as he tried to direct traffic before the snap and had to burn a timeout.
The Bears wound up scoring a touchdown en-route to a 41-21 thrashing of the Colts so everything is all good. After the game, Cutler did have this to say:
“Please, please, please let’s tone it down a little bit when we’re down in the 20. You’re more than welcome to yell and scream and do whatever you want to do after we score, but please, let’s go ahead and quiet the stadium down and save it for after we score. Thank you. That’s my PSA.”
Obviously, the 4th Phase isn't used to having a franchise quarterback command the offense as Cutler has but he's been our guy for the past three years and it's time to get a clue. While there was no doubt the Bears would win this game against the Colts, they're going to need cooperation from the 4th Phase in key moments of games as the season progresses.