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08:16 AM ET 09.01 | Jay Cutler has some sympathizers, though not likely many for long in the stands, but his preseason drives have resulted in five three-and-outs and 14 points in 16 drives. While Martz believes Cutler is the most talented quarterback he has coached, learning a new offense for the second consecutive year hasn't been easy for the five-year veteran. Cutler has acknowledged that Martz's philosophy of throwing to a spot on the field rather than waiting for a receiver to get open has been a major adjustment. What Cutler has been lacking mostly is rhythm. Martz's offense calls for the quarterback to throw as soon as he makes his drop. It hasn't been a natural transition for Cutler.

Chicago Sun-Times

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September 1, 2010  08:30 AM ET

He stinks

September 1, 2010  08:31 AM ET

A comfort zone in a Martz offense is being on the sideline.

September 1, 2010  08:36 AM ET

Someone not to pick up in fantasy

September 1, 2010  08:38 AM ET

"What Cutler has been lacking mostly is rhythm."

Well, waddaya expect from a white guy?

September 1, 2010  08:40 AM ET

"Comfort zone eluding Cutler" ? So has any semblance of accuracy. His biggest problem is that he has the physical tools, but lacks the smarts to be a uber-successful QB.

September 1, 2010  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

A comfort zone in a Martz offense is being on the sideline.

Well, since the demise of the 'greatest show on turf' another comfort zone in a Martz offense is being on the other team's defensive squad.

September 1, 2010  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

"What Cutler has been lacking mostly is rhythm."Well, waddaya expect from a white guy?

So, are we allowed to say "well, he's black so naturally he has rhythm"?

September 1, 2010  08:51 AM ET

Cutler is a bum. Case and point right here.

September 1, 2010  08:51 AM ET

This was a bad idea from day one. Cutlers strength is his arm and moving around and making something happen down field. Martz is just the opposite. Go figure. Square peg, round hole.

September 1, 2010  08:52 AM ET

Shouldn't that read "End Zone eluding Cutler" ?

September 1, 2010  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

This was a bad idea from day one. Cutlers strength is his arm and moving around and making something happen down field. Martz is just the opposite. Go figure. Square peg, round hole.

Yep. Gonna be a long year for both of them.

September 1, 2010  08:57 AM ET

When I think Bears football, I think Mike Martz. Ok, not so much.

Cutler has shown real talent for throwing the ball to spots where the receivers aren't; I still don't understand how this is a problem.

September 1, 2010  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

So, are we allowed to say "well, he's black so naturally he has rhythm"?

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September 1, 2010  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

When I think Bears football, I think Mike Martz. Ok, not so much.Cutler has shown real talent for throwing the ball to spots where the receivers aren't; I still don't understand how this is a problem.

Cutler's real talent is finding the secondary.

September 1, 2010  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

This was a bad idea from day one. Cutlers strength is his arm and moving around and making something happen down field. Martz is just the opposite. Go figure. Square peg, round hole.

Yeah, but Cutler's had 3 OCs now. At some point, one has to stop blaming OCs....and receivers.....and OLs....and HCs......Who do we have left? :-)

September 1, 2010  09:02 AM ET
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He's going to continue to stink the place up in the Chicago, then Shanny is going to get him at a basement bargain price to D.C. in a couple of years.... Watch.

Next to Cutler's INTs, Grossman's incompletions won't look so bad.

September 1, 2010  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

This was a bad idea from day one. Cutler's strength is his arm and moving around and making something happen down field. Martz is just the opposite. Go figure. Square peg, round hole.

Exactly. Cutler was made for the Mike Shanahan bootleg offense because it gave him time to look over the field and he has a big enough arm to still make throws back across the field if the DB's abandon their coverage responsibilities. Putting him in the high pressure, read the defense in advance, drop and throw to a spot offense runs counter to what he wants to do, and Jay doesn't do what he doesn't want to do.

September 1, 2010  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Yeah, but Cutler's had 3 OCs now. At some point, one has to stop blaming OCs....and receivers.....and OLs....and HCs......Who do we have left? :-)

Favre was the same way until Holmgren got a hold of him for a while and channeled what he did best.
That is the kind of direction Cutler needs because he is not going to figure it out on his own. I think it is too late now. He has had it his way too long. Holmgren got to Favre his first year after getting him from the Falcons.

September 1, 2010  09:11 AM ET

Quote(#13) HA, Brilliant!

 
September 1, 2010  09:12 AM ET

Is that our new stud left tackle Williams I see bent over there in the pic???
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