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The QB and the coordinator

Jay Cutler's woes aren't completely Ron Turner's fault

Updated: December 2, 2009, 7:03 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

It might be the easiest, most non-controversial decision the Bears make this offseason. But if Ron Turner does, indeed, end up the scapegoat for Lovie Smith and his players' failures, it will be far from an instant solution to Jay Cutler's woes.

Starting with Turner's first go-round as the Bears' offensive coordinator, the franchise has made five changes at that position in the past 16 years -- from Turner to Matt Cavanaugh to Gary Crowton to John Shoop to Terry Shea and back to Turner ...

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