It’s crystal clear that Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz knows how to dial up a successful screen pass.
With that said, will Jay Cutler find that same success he found via the screen pass against Atlanta in the Superdome on Sunday?
In his last 16 regular-season contests, Cutler has tossed a total of 48 screen passes and connected on them for a combined 418 yards and two scores, both to running back Matt Forte. Jay ranks second in the NFL for total passing yards on screen plays over that span.
The screen pass could be a plan for success on Sunday, as the Saints’ extreme blitzing ways make them quite suspect to screen plays. Since Gregg Williams became the Saints defensive coordinator in 2009, opponents have succeeded on an NFL-high 90.9 percent of screen passes against his 11-man unit.
Needless to say, the screen play could be a smooth way to operate against an aggressive Saints defense – and both Cutler and Forte are smooth operators when it comes to conducting a screen pass.