You’d think the Bears had just finished a 4-12 2009 season reading today’s headlines:
Rick Morrissey says “the glass is half empty on Cutler.”
Mike Mulligan’s headline reads “Unfulfilled Expectations”.
I know the writers don’t write the headlines, but still.
It was one preseason game. Yes, the offense looked rusty and particularly Nathan Vasher on defense looked downright scary. Vasher’s play scared me more than that of the offense, truthfully.
But come on, this was the first preseason game, a game in which the starters knew they’d only get 20 snaps or so. Knowing they’d never have time to get into a rhythm, running a totally vanilla offense.
I’m not worried. Maybe worried for the sanity of these writers, but not worried for the 2009 Bears at this point. Yes, the expectations put on this team are lofty and frankly if Cutler has a less-than-stellar 2009, I’m not jumping off the ship. Especially not after one preseason game.