Bears quarterback Jay Cutler doesn't deserve to get all the blame for his latest sideline incident with Offensive Coordinator Mike Tice during the Bears 34-18 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football. I believe Tice is half to blame for being as slow my uncle getting out his Lazy Boy in making a play call?
The latest sideline incident occurred after Bears were driving in a scoreless game late in the 2nd Quarter, Bears tight end Matt Spaeth draws a penalty on a run play for not being set and it puts the Bears at 1st down and 15 yards to go. Tice had extra time to make a play call while the referees are marching off the penalty and he's flubbing through his play chart trying to come up with a pass play to go in place of the run. And, because Tice is too slow in getting a play into Cutler, the Bears sideline has to call a timeout
Then, after the timeout, Dallas gets a penalty on the first play for illegal contact on a pass to wide receiver Brandon Marshall. Now, Tice is slow again on the very next play getting a play call into Cutler and Cutler starts yelling at Tice to give him a play. I believe Tice needs to start getting himself going and thinking quicker in play calling as much as Cutler needs to act like a professional on the sideline.