1. Too many three-step drops on passing plays are killing Cutler
Turner calling more seven-stop drops seems like suicide at this point, but at least it would give Cutler more of an opportunity to step up in the pocket and deliver the ball with a head of steam – assuming there actually is a pocket, of course.
2. Harrison isn't good enough to replace Harris after this season
While Harrison was deemed to have first-round talent when he came to the Bears in Round 3 of the 2008 NFL Draft, the one-time Arkansas Razorback is bigger than the 310 pounds he's listed at and needs to whip himself into shape this offseason.
3. Turner made no attempt whatsoever to establish the run
The scoreboard had nothing to do with Turner calling pass plays time and time again, because this offense simply can't run the football effectively facing a quality opponent – and he knows it.
4. Olsen hasn't played anything like a Pro Bowler despite the hype
The pass down the seam he dropped in the fourth quarter Sunday, the one that ultimately led to a failed challenge by Smith, was just another in a long line of tough catches he has failed to secure this season.
5. Green Bay treated Chicago just as Chicago treated St. Louis
Green Bay got off to a 13-0 lead early and very well could have thrown the ball all over the field with Aaron Rodgers and Co., but since the Packers knew they were the better team in every phase of the game, they called off the dogs and did just enough to emerge with a victory.
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