Cutler Has Never Looked More Comfortable................
Jay Cutler has never looked more comfortable with the Bears
BY MARK POTASH Twitter: @MarkPotash May 23, 2012 6:24PM
http://www.suntimes.com/csp/cms/site...YPE=image/jpeg Jay Cutler looked quite comfortable at Bears OTAs on Wednesday. I Scott Stewart~Sun-Times
Updated: May 23, 2012 6:27PM
As good as Jay Cutler is, he’s never better than when he’s comfortable.
That was the palpable difference Wednesday as Cutler was effortlessly slinging the ball around to wide receivers like he always does at the Bears’ offseason practice at Halas Hall.
In Cutler’s fourth season in Chicago, the Bears have finally put him in the nice, cushy comfort zone that brings out the best in him: He has his favorite receiver in 6-4 three-time Pro Bowler Brandon Marshall; another tall target in 6-3 rookie Alshon Jeffery; he has his former quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates; and an offensive coordinator in Mike Tice who will utilize an offensive line to protect the quarterback first and execute the play second.
Already it makes a difference. Just being able to get his point across without telling the offensive coordinator to bleep off seems to be a relief to Cutler.
‘‘I think Jeremy [Bates] has a really good feel of what I like to do and what I don’t like to do,’’ Cutler said after the Bears’ second OTA [organized team activity] workout. ‘‘There are plays out there today that I told him, ‘I don’t like them. Let’s think about getting rid of them.’ He’s fine with that.
‘‘It’s give-and-take. That’s a breath of fresh air around here — being able to give ideas and everyone giving ideas and let’s pick the best ones that work for everybody.’’