What's more, keeping extra players in compromises the offense. One of the reasons the passing game clicked so well against the Colts is the Bears often had four players running pass routes. When you have three, the quarterback's options are limited, and all of them become easier to take away.
The sack Webb gave up came in the second quarter after a penalty on second-year tackle Gabe Carimi for unnecessary roughness. The consecutive backfires cost the Bears a combined 22 yards, which put them in a third-and-33.
What's more, the sequence took them out of scoring range at a point when they were down only 3-0. The Bears had a first down on the Packers 37 before Carimi's penalty, and they were backed up to their own 40 after the sack.
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All the offensive problems shouldn't be hung on the big boys. When an offense with as much talent as that of the Bears scores only 10 points, it means a lot went wrong.
What happened to the offense was a group effort.
Jay Cutler can help those blockers if he moves better than he did in the pocket and if he gets rid of the football quicker, doesn't throw interceptions, completes passes and stays out of third-and-longs.
Cutler's performance was horrid, as all of his at Lambeau have been. He has plenty of room for improvement, as do his blockers.
Last year, the line improved as the season went on. It is not inconceivable that this year, the same thing will happen.
The linemen still are learning to work together in their revamped alignment.
Then again, if the line doesn't start showing improvement, there could be yet another reassessment on the way.