Will just enough be good enough?

November, 14, 2011
CHICAGO -- Picking on Jay Cutler on the Monday after the Chicago Bears drummed the Detroit Lions 37-13 feels a little like jumping on D.J. Moore for jumping on Matthew Stafford.
It's a little inconsequential, except perhaps to Moore's wallet. As far as Cutler is concerned, as long as the Bears are winning and he isn't making critical mistakes, there is a tendency not to worry about him; to assume that as long as he has Matt Forte, a healthy Earl Bennett and his natural ability, he will be there to win games when necessary.

So why don't I feel entirely comfortable with that assumption?

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Melissa Isaacson

Columnist, ESPNChicago.com
Melissa Isaacson is a columnist for espnW.com, ESPN Chicago and ESPN.com. The award-winning writer has covered Chicago sports for most of her 31-year career, including at the Chicago Tribune before joining ESPN in 2009. Isaacson has also covered tennis since 1986.



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