After enduring a league leading 52 sacks last year; it was supposed to be different for the Bears signal caller this year. 10 sacks after the first two weeks is not a promising start, unless you are trying to show the league what Caleb Hanie can do.
After allowing only one sack in the first half, and still having every opportunity to win the game, the Bears opened the flood gates. We have not seen anything move so fluidly through obstacles in New Orleans since the Bears defense did it to the Patriots in 1985. Granted, it didn’t help that up-start rookie tackle Gabe Carimi left with a knee injury. However, when guys are rushing in un-touched in critical moments of the game, it doesn't really matter who is playing on the offensive line.
Please help me understand, Bears fans. When a defender is on the line of scrimmage showing blitz with no disguises, shouldn't someone block him? They say the crowd noise in the Superdome had the Bears playing with only four of their five senses. Well, shouldn't sight and touch heighten when hearing is lost?
The Bears blockers heard no evil, saw no evil and had their quarterback speaking evil on the sideline after this performance.
*writer's note: I know that all of the protection problems are not on the offensive line. Kellen Davis played ole' on a critical sack of Cutler, the receivers didn't help matters and Mike Martz will always be Mike Martz.
But, come on man! Block somebody!