1. All Cutler needs is a little time to go through his progressions
Forced to take three-step drops for most of the year because the blocking up front couldn't protect him long enough, the majority of Cutler's giveaways were the result of hurried throws and sloppy footwork.
2. Harris' head has more to do with his inconsistency than his knee
Not picking up his $2.5 million roster bonus in June would be dangerous since tackles like Harris are few and far between, but cutting that big check might be just as risky because you never know which player you're going to get on game day.
3. Hester needs to be fazed out of the No. 1 receiver role now
4. This team needs to find a difference maker rushing off the edge
Neither Gaines Adams nor Jarron Gilbert made much of an impact with their most extended playing time of the season Monday, and Mark Anderson can't be counted on for the future since he was only auditioning for other teams against the Vikings.
5. Don't be fooled into thinking Chicago is ready to compete again
As Lee Corso might say, "Not so fast, my friend." The offense still needs a new system. The defense still has holes to plug at every position. The coaching staff still could use a shake-up. The front office still has to do a better job assessing talent. Relish Monday's win, Bears fans, but don't let your team off the hook that easily.
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