Grading Jay: How Bad Was It?

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USA Today Sports Images

There’s a rather simple narrative in Chicago right now when it comes to the season-opening loss to Buffalo, and it’s JAY CUTLER’S FAULT. This isn’t entirely wrong, as Cutler threw two interceptions in the Buffalo game, and both led to Buffalo points. In fact, as I went over yesterday, every Bears turnover led to points for the Bills.

But while one of the interceptions Jay threw was terrible, the first one wasn’t really clear until looking at the tape. After watching the play a few times, I feel confident that the interception wasn’t on Cutler, and that he actually made the right decision. It was somebody else who screwed up.

Let’s take a look at it.

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Defending The Bears Defense

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-USA Today Sports Images

I come here today not to tell you that the Bears defense played well Sunday. It didn’t. Nor did I come here to tell you that the defense is good. It’s not. Instead I come here to say that, as awful as the Bears defense looked at times, the truth is things weren’t as bad as they seemed.

I mean, unless we’re talking about Chris Conte. He was just as bad as it seemed.

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The Cover Of Sports Illustrated Features A Lot Of Interceptions

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It’s only a regional cover, but at least Jay can now say he’s competing with his wife for magazine covers.

Also, sorry for the lack of posts so far this week, but with the college football season getting underway I’ve been pretty busy with work. It won’t be like this all fall and winter, but I need to get back in game shape.

Also, something needs to happen in Chicago sports that I feel like writing about. That helps too.

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The Mailbag: Sox Prospects Ain’t Gettin No Respect!

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

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The Mailbag: Which Cubs Prospect Is Going To Be A Bust?

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

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POTD: Training Camp Is Here

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@jkimpictures

Only a few more weeks until we are all freed from the tyranny of Chicago baseball.

Oh, and since it’s everybody’s favorite, here’s Jay Cutler’s van.

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The 20 Highest Paid Players In Chicago

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On Wednesday it was announced that Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane had signed contract extensions with the Blackhawks that would see both making $10.5 million a year starting in the 2015-16 season.

It also means they’ll be the highest paid players in NHL history, but how do their salaries compare to other athletes in Chicago? Well, not all that well, actually.

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The Mailbag: So How About That Cubs Trade?

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

And now that you know how to do it, let’s get to the this week’s questions.

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The Mailbag: Which Of Our Crappy Baseball Teams Is Better?

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Welcome to The Chicago Homer’s Mailbag. It runs once a week unless it doesn’t, and in it I answer questions from readers via Twitter or email. The questions can be about any damn thing you please, and there likely isn’t a question I won’t answer. There may be questions I can’t answer, but I’ll try.

If you’d like to submit a question for the next edition of the mailbag it’s pretty simple. Either ask the question on Twitter using the #AskTCH hashtag — as long as you use the hashtag I will see it — or send an email to TCHMailbag@gmail.com.

And now that you know how to do it, let’s get to the this week’s questions.

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The Bears Will Not Be On Hard Knocks

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As I wrote in January, I really wanted the Bears to be the subject of this summer’s “Hard Knocks” on HBO. They were one of the teams eligible to be on it this year according to the new rules the NFL imposed for team selection, and I had been hoping that I’d finally get the chance to go behind the scenes of training camp for the one football team I truly care about.

Well, hope in one hand, and you know the rest.

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