Based on how Cutler ignores Hester and Davis when they are wide open, it is clear he has lost confidence in them.
He has more confidence in Jeffery and Bennett, but both have been in and out of the lineup all year and never have gotten in a groove.
That hasn't been the only reason Marshall sometimes seems to be the only viable option. The offensive line has contributed to this issue as well.
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The Bears can't pass protect with five men because they fear Cutler will be hit so hard they won't be able to piece him together again. That means they usually are devoting one or two players to blocking who otherwise would be receiving options.
That being said, Cutler would benefit from checking down more. Too frequently, he chooses to force a pass into a risky hole rather than making a safe throw to a running back or tight end.
To score points Sunday, Cutler needs to find Jeffery, who is in his second game back after a knee injury. And he needs to find Matt Forte, both as a safety valve in checkdown situations and as a route runner when he is split out.
Forte is a reliable receiver who can create mismatch problems. In the first game against the Packers, he led the Bears in catches (four) and receiving yards (49), and he only played until the first drive of the third quarter before leaving with an ankle injury.
But ultimately, the Bears need to pump it to Marshall to have a chance against the Packers.
In these circumstances, you could say Marshall law has been imposed.