Jay Cutler wants to avoid coordinator shuffle
Sounds like Jay wants another year with Tice. He must feel like Tice can be a decent OC. This surprised me.
Here's the Trib article:
LINK to the article Jay Cutler wants to avoid coordinator shuffle BY MARK POTASH firstname.lastname@example.org December 24, 2012 5:54PM
The potential upheaval if the Bears fail to make the playoffs could come with an unavoidable consequence — Jay Cutler’s fourth offensive coordinator in his fifth season with the Bears.
Cutler, who has struggled with consistency on several levels throughout his seven-year NFL career, is hoping to avoid that situation. First-year offensive coordinatorMike Tice is a target with the Bears’ offense dropping from 24th to 28th in total yards, despite the addition ofBrandon Marshall. But Cutler hopes Tice returns in 2013.
‘‘It’s hard for an offense and as a quarterback to get where you want to be and be consistent on a weekly basis if you’re changing coordinators every couple years,’’ Cutler said during his weekly appearance Monday on ‘‘Waddle & Silvy’’ on WMVP-AM (1000)
‘‘That’s a reality. I think it’s an overlooked fact. It’s something that happens in the NFL a lot to some of these quarterbacks. I was talking with [Jason Campbelland Josh McCown], and Josh, in 11 years, he’s had eight or nine coordinators. J-Cam, in eight years, I think he’s had [a different] one every year.”
Cutler wants consistency with coordinator
Quarterback is on third play-caller in four years with Bears
By Brad Biggs, Chicago Tribune reporter10:38 p.m. CST, December 24, 2012
Jay Cutler's disdain for Mike Martz was pretty evident at the end of last season even if the quarterback never publicly spoke against the offensive coordinator.
Given a chance to lobby for yet another play-caller next season, Cutler said on the "Waddle & Silvy Show" Monday on WMVP-AM 1000 that would make things more difficult for the Bears. The offense has been rocky in Mike Tice's first season in the position, and Cutler is coming off a poor performance against the Cardinals in which he completed one of his first 11 passes and threw for only 146 yards.
"You hope not," Cutler said. "It's hard for an offense and for a quarterback to get where you want to be and be consistent on a weekly basis if you're changing coordinators every year."
Cutler is in a position in which it could be detrimental to him in more ways than one if he continues to spin through coordinators. That's how players can earn a reputation — justified or not — for being coach-killers. Tice is his third coordinator with the Bears following Martz and Ron Turner, and Cutler had a nasty departure from Josh McDaniels and the Broncos.