If you asked me how well Jay Cutler would do against the Green Bay Packers secondary on Thursday, I would have told you anything less than a 400 yard 3 TD performance would be a disappointment. Now I’m not so sure after Cutlers’ comments to CSNChicago this morning.
Being interviewed by CSNChicago, when asked about if the Packers wanted to try against the Chicago Bears wide receivers. Cutler responded by saying “Good Luck, We invite press coverage. We invite man.” Cutler now can be confident about his WR’s after management brought in his former teammate Brandon Marshall and drafted Alshon Jeffery. Cutler will also be taking on a Packers secondary that just allowed Alex Smith to throw 2 TD passes with weaker options than Marshall, but I still think it was a stupid move on Cutlers part. Now I’m not saying this quote is going to make the Packers secondary evolve to an All Pro level, but I wouldn’t have recommended giving bulletin board material to a team that just lost their home opener to the San Francisco 49ers. There is talent in this Packers secondary, CB Tramon Williams and S Morgan Burnett are rising in the league, meanwhile longtime CB Charles Woodson is making the transition to S. Why you give bulletin board material to Charles Woodson and this hungry defense that wants vengeance is just beyond me.
I admit I was 50/50 on my pick for Thursday nights game, but now I am leaning towards picking the Packers. This is a team that was already triggered to take on their hated rival, and Cutler just added more fuel to that fire. I would advise this to Jay Cutler, you better be ready, because you may not even have enough time to throw with Clay Matthews ready to tear through your paper-thin offensive line. I know one thing for sure, things just got much more interesting for Thursday Night Football.