Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler expressed belief in the system of offensive coordinator Mike Martz, but he said he wouldn't mind seeing tweaks made to alleviate the beating he's taken.
Cutler revealed the team's protection issues are taking a toll, psychologically, adding he's jokingly asked Martz to make changes to the offense, with more plays designed to get rid of the ball faster.
"I said I'm hoping ... I'd like to see that happen," Cutler said. "At a certain point you're gonna have to evaluate what you can do in the passing game and what you can't do. That's not up to me, though. I don't really want to be under pressure a lot. Physically, [the pressure is] not that big of a deal. Mentally, it just speeds up my clock. It just makes me uneasy in the pocket. Psychologically and mentally [it's more an issue] than anything [else]. I just don't want to take a sack, just [want to] try to get rid of the ball as fast as possible."