ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer has been one of the most outspoken critics of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. But the former NFL quarterback said Cutler and the Bears offense has been more successful since they've cut back on passes.
"[Mike] Martz has done an incredible job, whether it was mandated by Lovie [Smith], of calling games, that are just best for this football team, not necessarily Cutler," Dilfer said on a conference call today.
"They've taken away eight to 10 passes," Dilfer said. "That's eight less chances of chaos in the pocket. That's when Jay has problems. That's helped Jay's progression, and growth as a quarterback."