Gut-check time for Lovie

Coach must show players everyone is accountable for miserable season

Originally Published: November 15, 2009
By Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com

If he were any other quarterback, Jay Cutler would have been benched by now.

But when you've invested what the Chicago Bears have invested in him -- not much, just the franchise's future -- then you're stuck with the human interception machine.

Or are you?

Is there any chance Bears coach Lovie Smith would do the unthinkable? Would he have the courage to pull Cutler from the lineup if Cutler throws, say, a first-half pick or two against the Philadelphia ...

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