Protecting Cutler key to OL turnaround

Martz's prolific system won't matter if Bears can't keep QB upright

Updated: June 22, 2010, 6:00 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

Despite all the progress the Chicago Bears made this spring, their offensive line remains a critical question mark heading into the season.

The Bears used three combinations of starters up front last season, with Chris Williams starting 11 games at right tackle before moving to the left side for the final five, Frank Omiyale starting 12 games at left guard and center Olin Kreutz fighting through the entire season on a worn-out Achilles tendon. The lack of continuity contributed to quarterback ...

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