Tag Archives: Jay Cutler

Bears-Eagles preview: Who’ll get the leg up in the Bears backup quarterback derby: Jordan Palmer or Jimmy Clausen?

August 8th, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Welcome to Chicago, the city that cares deeply about its backup quarterback. Although Jay Cutler signed a big contract this offseason and most of the talk should have centered on his progression in Year 2 of Marc Trestman’s offense, all [...]

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Cutler MVP might be a reach, but Marshall correct to set bar high

July 31st, 2014 - 9:13 am

On Wednesday, Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall made headlines when he said that his friend and quarterback, Jay Cutler, could “absolutely” win the Most Valuable Player award this upcoming season. It’s a lofty goal, for sure, and I don’t expect [...]

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Bears Training Camp: Cutler’s progress taking backseat to backup competition

July 23rd, 2014 - 4:19 pm

“We asked one hundred Bears fans what’s the biggest storyline surrounding the Bears quarterback position. Top five answers are on the board. Survey SAYS…” Okay, it’s not exactly a game of Family Feud, but while gauging the interest level in [...]

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The Cutler Maturity Show has jumped the shark

June 18th, 2014 - 2:30 pm

That’s it. I’ve had it. I’m done with this show. I’ve never cared enough about the dramatics to emotionally invest myself, anyway, but I always followed from afar. The plot has run its course. The mystery is nonexistent. All discussion [...]

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McCown or Cutler is the wrong question this week

December 12th, 2013 - 5:07 pm

Following a Josh McCown performance Monday night against the Cowboys that earned him NFC offensive player of the week honors, the talk of the town on Thursday was head coach Marc Trestman’s decision to start a healthy Jay Cutler against [...]

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The “comparison game” doesn’t always add up

October 25th, 2013 - 11:21 am

After Armageddon occurred on Sunday and Jay Cutler and Lance Briggs left the Redskins game with injuries that’ll keep them out of action for significant periods of time, the “sky is falling” mentality struck Bears Nation. Callers into sports talk [...]

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Four Downs: Keys to beating the Bengals (09/08/13)

September 5th, 2013 - 7:00 am

A look at four keys for the Bears to beat the Cincinnati Bengals. 1. Get Matt Forte involved early We’ll finally get our first taste of the Marc Trestman offense against a real opponent in a meaningful game when the [...]

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Cutler doesn’t see need to force-feed other receivers

August 20th, 2013 - 5:51 pm

A lot of pundits make a habit of pointing out how often Jay Cutler targets Brandon Marshall with the football. In Thursday’s preseason game against the Chargers, for instance, the ESPN crew mentioned that last year, of Cutler’s 255 completions, [...]

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The Bears Beat (05.14.13): Forte has high expectations for new Bears offense

May 14th, 2013 - 5:38 pm

Bears running back Matt Forte expects to return to his Pro Bowl form in new head coach Marc Trestman’s offense. Also, quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh had high praise for Jay Cutler. And third-year offensive lineman Gabe Carimi continues to be [...]

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Bears QB coach Matt Cavanaugh on Jay Cutler

May 14th, 2013 - 10:07 am

“He’s borderline football brilliant. I think he gets it. I think he knows the game. I think he knows offensive schemes. I think he knows defenses.” – Bears quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh on Jay Cutler