Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler costs them this time
Now Trestman is in for Lovie Smith and Aaron Kromer for Tice Cutler’s fifth coordinator in six years dating to his final season with the Denver Broncos. It also could be Cutler’s last with the Bears if his contract year follows a familiar script. “The criteria going in,” Bears general manager Phil Emery told USA TODAY Sports of the coaching search, “is we really wanted somebody — regardless if it was an offensive or defensive coach that could really connect with our quarterback, really see the head coach and his ability to communicate with the quarterback and build our team from there, from the message through the quarterback. “There’s no more central figure or position player on your team than the quarterback. That communication gets carried over in so many ways in terms of coaches’ philosophy with the team and how we conduct ourselves on the field and how we tune in.
The only difference this year might be Cutler’s increasing awareness of that reality. “I’ve just got to give us a better chance at winning,” he said. His willingness to accept responsibility and explain each error displayed noticeably improved maturity that has been well-documented. The underthrown floater that safety Glover Quin easily picked off happened due to bad footwork. The third-quarter interception by Delmas, the safety’s second of the game, sailed on Cutler. On the fumble, Cutler acknowledged holding onto the ball too long — a chronically bad habit — so that unblockable beast Ndamukong Suh could strip the quarterback.
What will it cost to keep Jay Cutler?
“What you don’t want to see is three Jay Cutler Nike Elite Jersey turnovers, three turnovers, three turnovers, consecutive weeks like that. If you can minimize those, you’re going to be in a better place, obviously.” The staff hasn’t lost faith in Cutler’s ability to get the Bears there. “There were three good performances [to start the season] and one, as we said, he would want back,” Bears coach Marc Trestman said. “But he’s been unflappable in practice. I just think it’s the unflappability and the emotional stability of just being able to move on to the next play and isolating that play as the only one that really is important, and then forgetting about it and moving on.” But Cutler hasn’t yet caught amnesia regarding the performance at Detroit last week, one in which he completed 57.4 of his passes for a passer rating of 65.6. Cutler admitted that feelings of accountability for what transpired against the Lions have affected his preparation for the Saints in a way that gives him the mentality that he must “take care of the ball” because “we can’t give them free opportunities.” “Sometimes it’s hard to walk back into that locker room and know that, ‘Hey, I was responsible for four turnovers,’ and you put your team in that position,” Cutler said. “It makes you feel bad because I thought the defense played their butts off.
Cutler hopes to rebound from bad game
After all, he did get recruited to play at Vanderbilt before getting drafted into the NFL, so he obviously had some talent at the high school level. But did you know that Cutler used to play basketball at Heritage Hills High School in Indiana, too? Shawn Kemp On Alton Lister Blake Griffin On Timofey Mozgov Kobe Welcomes Dwight Howard To The NBA Scottie Pippen On Patrick Ewing Dr. J Over Bill Walton Shaquille O’Neal On David Robinson Amare Stoudemire On Michael Olowokandi Andre Iguodala On Yao Ming Kurt Rambis Throws Down On Daryl Dawkins Corey Brewer On Derek Fisher Dominique Wilkins On Larry Bird Rudy Gay On Luis Scola Vince Carter Over Theo Ratliff Ewing Flies Over Dennis Rodman Tracy McGrady On Shawn Bradley Michael Jordan On Patrick Ewing Derrick Rose On Leandro Barbosa Kevin Johnson On Hakeem Olajuwon Clyde Drexler on Bill Laimbeer Vince Carter On Alonzo Mourning Kevin Durant On Jonas Valanciunas Julius Erving Over Michael Cooper JR Smith On Greg Stiemsma Ryan Hollins On Andray Blatche Tom Chambers Knees Mark Jackson LeBron James On Tim Duncan Grant Hill Over Dikembe Andre Iguodala On Terrence Williams Kobe Bryant On Ben Wallace John Starks On Horace Grant, Michael Jordan ‘The Dunk’ Carmelo Anthony On Paul Milsap Chris Webber On Charles Barkley Manu Ginobili On Hilton Armstrong Wilt & Kareem Dunking On Each Other Dwyane Wade On Anderson Varejao Allen Iverson On Marcus Camby Ewing Serves Up A Facial To Zo Vince Carter On Tim Duncan Shaq Over Dikembe LeBron James On Kevin Garnett Jordan Dunks Over Barkley Kobe Bryant On Yao Ming Taj Gibson On Dwayne Wade Vince Carter Dunks Over Nocioni Derrick Coleman On Shaq Jeff Green posterizes Al Jefferson Tom Chambers Over Robert Reid LeBron Posterizes Damon Jones
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Freeman can only hope for a trade or release. Bradford is signed through 2015 and the Rams seem committed to him in part due to the money they’ve paid him based on the rules of the previous CBA. Cutler, without a contract for 2014, is the veteran quarterback to watch over the remaining 12 games of this regular season. He trailed only Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers in Total QBR through the Bears’ 3-0 start to the season. But then came Cutler’s three-INT, one-lost-fumble meltdown Sunday during a 40-32 road defeat to the Detroit Lions — a reminder, perhaps, that fresh coaching and an improved offensive line have their limits. So what will Cutler be worth? And should the Bears be willing to beat any offer to keep him?