Oakland Raiders vs. Chicago Bears: What’s the Game Plan for Oakland?

October 3, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There’s no doubt Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler’s status changes the complexion of the Oakland Raiders’ Week 4 matchup, but it doesn’t change the game plan on the defensive side of the ball.
Cutler made a statement that suggests the possibility of sitting out or the potential of a hamstring injury affecting his play mentally on the field, as reported by Chicago Sun-Times writer Patrick Finley:
If you do come back on a hamstring earlier than you want to, it’s definitely going to be in the back of your mind because there’s that slight pull. It’s an instinctual game out there. You’re doing things on the run without thinking. To have to worry about a hamstring and moving around is something that can weigh on you.
Those aren’t encouraging words from Cutler, and even if he plays, there will be limitations as to his elusiveness in the pocket. A defensive game plan for Cutler would become twice as effective against eith...

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