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A sleeker Cutler

Posted on: August 28, 2011 1:30 pm
Edited on: August 28, 2011 1:41 pm
 
NASVHILLE, Tenn. -- Jay Cutler is thinner. He looks quicker. He also looked sharp Saturday night against the Tennessee Titans.

All that controversy that followed him after he suffered a knee injury in the NFC Championship Game seems long forgotten -- even with his teammates.

"He had a pretty significant injury," Bears left guard Chris Williams said. "That guy is as tough as it gets. None of us questioned him one bit. It's not even a discussion."

Maybe not inside the locker room, but it is outside of it. Opposing players and media members piled on when he left the title game. I admit, I was one of those. My problem wasn't so much with the injury, but the body language. Why didn't he stay involved? Instead he sat on the bench pouting. But those who know Cutler say he's been a changed man this season. He is more accommodating with the media. He is more in tune with his teammates. And he looks good.

"He's had a great camp," Williams said. "He's working his butt off."

I've been a defender of Cutler in the past. I like the way he plays the game, with a gunslinger mentality. His passes get on his receivers quickly. The problem in Chicago is that he hasn't had great outside receivers and the line has struggled. The problem in Denver was himself. He wasn't as in tune with the responsibilities that come with playing quarterback in the NFL.

It appears he is now. Even so, he has rough edges. After the Titans game, some local media members were trying to get an idea of how he felt playing back where he played college football at Vanderbilt. He acted as if they asked him why he isn't with Kristen Cavallari anymore. He then blew off an interviewer on his way out of the locker room -- and, no, it wasn't me.

That's what you get with Cutler. Good days and bad days. But at least he's making an effort to change. The body is a start. Now if he can only ditch the bad demeanor on game days.
Category: NFL
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Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 8:04 pm
 

A sleeker Cutler

Show me a play where Knox, Williams, or Hester were in the situation you just described.
LOL I was being ridiculous. It does happen, though (not the upside down thing, but passes bouncing off receivers' hands due to poor throws). Maybe not often, but enough to notice.
Earl Bennett is easily the best receiver on the team...
Praise the Lord! Someone else sees it, too! :D



Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:51 pm
 

A sleeker Cutler

That depends. Is the receiver upside down and eight feet off the ground, trying for an errant pass? Sometimes, it is the QB's fault. Often, it's the receiver, but not always.

Show me a play where Knox, Williams, or Hester were in the situation you just described.

Show me one. And then I will show you plenty where Cutler threw the ball on their numbers and they dropped it. Or fell down. Or ran the wrong way.

I wouldn't go that far, but Knox's poor route-running hasn't helped him one bit. Neither is Hester a true receiver. If the Bears could figure out who their true #1 is (hint: it rhymes with Earl Bennett), Cutler would fare a lot better.

He has rarely been bailed out by his receivers.

Earl Bennett is easily the best receiver on the team and is Cutler's 3rd down go to guy. If the coaches are smart and play him as much as he should play....Bennett will be the statistical leader of the receivers. He isn't a true #1. But he is the closest the Bears have.

I'm not saying Cutler doesn't make mistakes. He has made plenty. Even with the sacks......not all 52 were because of the o-line last season. Cutler had a lot of oppurtunities where he could have gotten rid of the ball and even plays where a receiver was wide open and he didn't see it.

But it's obvious he has worked hard this offseason. He got in better shape. He worked hard on his footwork and timing and it shows. Most importantly, he has stepped up to become a leader. He is visibly much more vocal on the field and sideline and has been seen huddling with the receivers after drives...something he didn't do a lot in the past.

How it translates into the season I have no idea but it's encouraging to see that he is working hard at improving.



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:42 pm
 

A sleeker Cutler

If a ball hits a receiver in the hands and he drops the ball........how exactly do you put responsibility on the QB?
That depends. Is the receiver upside down and eight feet off the ground, trying for an errant pass? Sometimes, it is the QB's fault. Often, it's the receiver, but not always.

The times Cutler has been bailed out by his receivers in Chicago has been very few and far between.
I wouldn't go that far, but Knox's poor route-running hasn't helped him one bit. Neither is Hester a true receiver. If the Bears could figure out who their true #1 is (hint: it rhymes with Earl Bennett), Cutler would fare a lot better.




Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 7:37 pm
 

A sleeker Cutler

So many excuses. How come Cutler gets kudos and credit for the yards/scores when his receiver makes in incredible catch bailing him out on a poorly thrown ball, but he has no responsibility on a dropped pass?

If a ball hits a receiver in the hands and he drops the ball........how exactly do you put responsibility on the QB?

The times Cutler has been bailed out by his receivers in Chicago has been very few and far between.



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 6:41 pm
 

A sleeker Cutler

First of all, he only has ONE int. Game 1 he only threw one pass, completed for no gain. Game 2 he didn't have any ints and game 3 he had the one pick off Williams' hands.
YOU doubled his stats, not me. I just included the ones you left out.

Also, redo your math. 42 passes/game turns out to 672 oasses not 832. If you are trying to make a point, USE ACTUAL FACTS.
Jesus Christ, you're f***ing stupid. The POINT, moron, wasn't that he would have these stats. It was that HE WAS NOT SHARP IN THE GAME. You came a long and made up your own stat line, then argued some asinine projection. All I did was show you how stupid that argument was. PAY ATTENTION: Continuing to argue the stats (you know, YOUR stupid argument that I pointed out) only enhances my position. You're arguing against yourself, dummy.




Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 6:33 pm
 

A sleeker Cutler

That's one pick. Game 1 he threw 1 pass, game 2 he had no int's, and game 3 he had 1 int. Learn to use the facts before you try to argue.
Wow, you are not smart. You were the one to project his stats over a whole game, doubling them, moron. I just doubled the stats you left out because they didn't make your boy look good.
Are you silly enough to predict a season from 3 preseason games?
No, idiot, that was your argument: projecting his stats based on 1 half. I just took it to it's logical conclusion to show you what a stupid argument it was.



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 6:29 pm
 

A sleeker Cutler

Try to understand what "Pre-Season" is all about, lotus
I understand what the preseason is about; I was using someone else's idiotic argument. Know what is going on before you jump into someone else's conversation, dude.



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:25 pm
 

A sleeker Cutler

First of all, he only has ONE int. Game 1 he only threw one pass, completed for no gain. Game 2 he didn't have any ints and game 3 he had the one pick off Williams' hands. Also, redo your math. 42 passes/game turns out to 672 oasses not 832. If you are trying to make a point, USE ACTUAL FACTS. Also, if he has 5456 yards he will most certainly get TDs, especially when he has a running game.
And trying to be a prognosticator after 3 games in the preseason? Well, if you knew anything about the Bears, you would have known that the Bears were 0-4 in the preseason last year, and looked awful in every game. How did that turn out as a predictor of the Bears season? How did your team do?



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:22 pm
 

A sleeker Cutler

First of all, he only has ONE int. Game 1 he only threw one pass, completed for no gain. Game 2 he didn't have any ints and game 3 he had the one pick off Williams' hands. If you are trying to make a point, USE ACTUAL FACTS. Also, if he has 5456 yards he will most certainly get TDs, especially when he has a running game.
And trying to be a prognosticator after 3 games in the preseason? Well, if you knew anything about the Bears, you would have known that the Bears were 0-4 in the preseason last year, and looked awful in every game. How did that turn out as a predictor of the Bears season? How did your team do?




Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:18 pm
 

A sleeker Cutler

That's one pick. Game 1 he threw 1 pass, game 2 he had no int's, and game 3 he had 1 int. Learn to use the facts before you try to argue. Plus, he hasn't had Forte/Barber together. Are you silly enough to predict a season from 3 preseason games? Well, if you knew anything about the Bears, you would have known that the Bears were 0-4 last preseason, so how did that bear out as a predictor? How did your team do?


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