During a dismal time heading up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their early years, legendary coach John McKay was once asked how he felt about his offenses execution.
Im in favor it, McKay answered.
Brandon Marshall has some of those same sentiments about what was supposed to be an explosive Chicago Bears offense.
After a 21-13 sleepwalk against the Green Bay Packers, in which the Bears totaled 190 yards, converted zero of nine third downs and scored exactly one touchdown, Marshall was blunt:
Everyone involved in the offense should be held accountable, even if it means jobs, said a visibly emotional Marshall, who scored the Bears only touchdown on a 15-yard pass from Jay Cutler.
Everyone on offense should be held accountable. Its been this way all year. Theres no excuse. We still have two game left. Theres still hope but at the same time, we need to be held accountable.
How high up and deep the accountability goes is uncertain. Quarterback Jay Cutler has a year remaining on his contract but has done little after getting the No. 1 receiver (Marshall) and the passing-game coach (Jeremy Bates) that he expressly campaigned for.
Blame falls on me, Cutler said. Ill take full responsibility for this offense and for this passing game. I didnt get the job done and we lost the game.
Coordinator Mike Tice made the offensive line his area of focus and that group was a revolving door on Sunday alone.