Jay Cutler spoke today about his transition into the Bears offense this off-season as the new signal caller:
“It’s getting good, I’ve been able to meet with [Turner and quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton] and go over a lot of stuff and do some field work, so it’s coming along. It’s all West Coast offense, so it’s really similar to what I’m already used to [from playing with the Broncos]. The way it’s phrased is different. What we called stuff in Denver might be a little different here. But the way you spit it out is the same.”
Quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton spoke about Cutler today:
“Jay’s a pro, he’s very sharp. He’s picking it up extremely well. After we finish our offseason workout sessions out on the field, he spends extra time here not just studying the playbook but spending time with coach Turner going through the [videotape] cutups from last year. He has amazing arm talent, he can make all the throws with ease. What a lot of people don’t realize about Jay Cutler—and I didn’t realize this about him prior to him joining the Bears—is that he’s a really good athlete. He has extremely quick feet. Not often do you see quarterbacks who can make the tough throws without their feet being in a perfect position, and he’s one of those guys. That’s not something that you can teach or work on out on the field during a drill session. That’s just a gift that he has the ability with his arm talent just to make some amazing throws.”
Cutler thought the Bears have a lot of weapons on offense, HUH?
“We’ve got a lot of weapons here, coming from Denver, we had a lot of weapons out there. It’s similar with Greg [Olsen] and Dez [Clark] at the tight end position, and then you’ve got Devin [Hester], Earl [Bennett], Rashied [Davis] and Brandon Rideau, so it’s good. And we’ll get some of the rookies in here and see if they can add a little bit of depth for us.”
all quotes from chicagobears.com