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Shanahan says Chicago will be "proud" of Cutler

J.Cutler.jpgRedskins coach Mike Shanahan, in a Wednesday interview with The Waddle & Silvy Show of ESPN 1000 in Chicago, talked about his former quarterback in Denver, the man who’s the current quarterback of the Bears.

And he said things that the folks in Chicago should be glad to hear, for the most part.

“I’m a Jay Cutler fan,” Shanahan said.  “I can just talk about what Jay Cutler did for Mike Shanahan not exactly his experience in Chicago.  But [he's a] Pro Bowl player, [he] had a good supporting cast around him, [he's] a worker, very smart, handles himself like you want, I thought he was just getting better and better.  Obviously there are going to be some road blocks for every quarterback in the league and he’s going through a tough situation right now, but my opinion is he’ll work through it and Chicago will be very proud to have him as their quarterback.”

Shanahan also has no issue with Cutler’s demeanor, which has been interpreted as aloof and nonchalant.  “I like the way he handles himself,” Shanahan said.  “I like the way he competes, I like
him in a day in day out basis and I think people will see his
personality in time and I hope it’s a short time with a little success.”

Finally, Shanahan discussed the importance of having a strong supporting cast and a solid offensive system.  “I don’t care what quarterback you have, you have to have a good supporting cast and not only a good supporting cast but you got to have a system that really relates to the players and that’s what you’re working for as a head coach in the NFL, to put that all together,” Shanahan said. 

Of course, that will make some Bears fans wonder whether offensive coordinator Mike Martz will be using a “system that really relates to the players.”  Based on the system Martz has used in the past, it’s possible that the answer is “no.”

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44 Responses to “Shanahan says Chicago will be "proud" of Cutler”
  1. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Mar 24, 2010 8:21 PM

    Shanahan’s a jag-off. I hope he sucks for the skins.

  2. milehiclown says: Mar 24, 2010 8:21 PM

    FACT:
    Cutler won us NOTHING.
    Brandon Marshall wins us NOTHING.
    Give me players that win playoff games.
    The end.

  3. HarrisonHits says: Mar 24, 2010 8:31 PM

    They’ll be proud as he leads the league in INTs for years to come. Maybe someday they can look forwards to him breaking Lord Farve’s career interception record…..

  4. FumbleNuts says: Mar 24, 2010 8:31 PM

    Mike Martz should be able to find the strengths of the players he has………like he did initially in Detroit.

  5. oaklandx510 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:31 PM

    In other words, Cutler will never be the quarterback he was with me…instead he will be the second coming of Rex Grossman.

  6. sniperhare says: Mar 24, 2010 8:34 PM

    At least Cutlulz isn’t out raping chicks like Rolflzburger.

  7. Ovechkin888 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:36 PM

    shanahan has a bigger QB issue in washington to worry about. not one of them should be a started in DC

  8. Green n' Gold says: Mar 24, 2010 8:41 PM

    Jay Cutler= Jeff George. Great arm and a loser, end of discussion.

  9. cletus mckracker says: Mar 24, 2010 8:43 PM

    cuck futler. go jake plummer!

  10. azwildcats96 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:46 PM

    Denver misses Shanny and Cutler, trust me. McDouchebag will only be around a year or two at the most.

  11. Bears0492 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:49 PM

    we need to solidify the offensive line and get a legitimate free safety and our team should be set.

  12. DJ Lance Rock says: Mar 24, 2010 8:57 PM

    LOVIE SMITH IS A MORON

  13. dirk_diggler says: Mar 24, 2010 8:57 PM

    Shouldn’t Shanny be concentrating on drafting Tebow and not worrying about Cutler anymore?

  14. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 24, 2010 8:58 PM

    Proud of leading da Bears to 2nd or 3rd in the North each year? LOL Vikings and Packers much better teams. Cutler will always be a LOSER!

  15. Green n' Gold says: Mar 24, 2010 8:59 PM

    Bears0492 says:
    March 24, 2010 8:49 PM
    we need to solidify the offensive line and get a legitimate free safety and our team should be set.
    LMFAO!! I forgot, you guys are set at cornerback and the wide receiver position. And Tommy Harris isn’t a cripple anymore, right? Dream on Bear fan..

  16. magsdad1 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:05 PM

    Only a U of A grad would resort to using names. Nice. Grow up, move out of your parents house and go meet girls. (or guys-whatever floats your boat)

  17. TheDPR says: Mar 24, 2010 9:05 PM

    Jay Cutler killed me in fantasy football last year. God, he sucked.

  18. ICEWALKER says: Mar 24, 2010 9:13 PM

    Bears0492 says:
    we need to solidify the offensive line and get a legitimate free safety and our team should be set.
    —————————————–
    In years past this would make people laugh. Now with Peppers and a healthy Urlacher the Bears may be getting better.
    But that o-line really needs some better blockers.

  19. Fonetik says: Mar 24, 2010 9:14 PM

    I’d be happy to have Cutler on my team. Give him some competent coaching and a decent supporting cast and the guy’s a stud.

  20. HellsGrimTyrant says: Mar 24, 2010 9:19 PM

    Shanahan did get a lot out of Cutler. It was the rest of the team that was in shambles.

  21. juniorlas says: Mar 24, 2010 9:27 PM

    yeah right, and Miami is proud of Ginn and his family!!

  22. Drat says: Mar 24, 2010 9:27 PM

    Why the cut on Martz? His system catered beautifully to his players. Look what he’s done with Faulk, Warner, Bruce, Holt and the squadron of otherwise unnotable receivers. He produced two great blocking FBs in the league. I realize there is great hatred here for Martz because he crushed the glorious Vikings back in the day, but be realistic. Nobody makes his players shine like Martz. He knows how to make the best of them. Kitna, anyone? Mike Furrey?

  23. Castro95 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:34 PM

    Cutler is a franchise QB. Shanny is right we just need a good group around him, I hope Martz has that or he can go out with the trash at the end of the season or earlier if need be.

  24. footy_29 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:02 PM

    Hopefully Cutler doesn’t sink without Shanahan because he is a capable of being a perennially elite QB. That might not happen because Denver sent him to Chicago, amidst the rising of the Packers and the Vikings in the immediate future, and their improvements are Chicago’s bane.

  25. The Wolverine says: Mar 24, 2010 11:12 PM

    Shanny is a great coach. What he says goes. A class act all the way.

  26. 85,20...Bears says: Mar 24, 2010 11:19 PM

    # Green n’ Gold says: March 24, 2010 8:59 PM
    LMFAO!! I forgot, you guys are set at cornerback and the wide receiver position. And Tommy Harris isn’t a cripple anymore, right? Dream on Bear fan..
    O man i love seeing idiots like you who think they know football. Nice spelling of tommie harris. You realize hes turning 27 right? Definitely the cripple .
    I love retarted packer fans like you.
    The packer corners are 35+. With a one man pass rush they are gonna look 65.
    Packers dont even deserve a pro bowler in there linebacking core. Clay Mathews doesn’t make the pro bowl any other year. Case in point 2006 Mark Anderson had 12 sacks, no pro bowl.
    Can’t wait for that shitty line to get unleashed upon by the greatest front 7 in football.

  27. Jabberwocky says: Mar 24, 2010 11:23 PM

    Green n Gold- that’s some groundbreaking insight there. I love how people just regurgitate other people’s thoughts, quotes, etc., and use them as their own. Try using something other than your own unfounded opinion to debate something.

  28. Bears0492 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:30 PM

    # ICEWALKER says: March 24, 2010 9:13 PM
    Bears0492 says:
    we need to solidify the offensive line and get a legitimate free safety and our team should be set.
    —————————————–
    In years past this would make people laugh. Now with Peppers and a healthy Urlacher the Bears may be getting better.
    But that o-line really needs some better blockers.
    —————————————————
    Zack Bowman was tied for 5th in the league with 6 picks and Charles Tillman is a shut down cornerback. Tommie Harris is coming off his first season in the last 3 seasons where he isn’t having some kind of surgery. Our WR position is definitely set. Hester, Aromoshodu, Bennett, and Knox are all solid receivers and Hester, had he not gotten hurt, would have had a 1000 yd season. And Aromoshodu, if he started in the beginning of the season, would have done great things.
    Our team got significantly better with Peppers. He improves the pass rush and enables our CBs to have to cover the receivers for less time.
    And next season we get a healthy Urlacher back which helps our team in multiple ways (he can cover the TE, is excellent in coverage, blows up plays behind the line, is our team leader, and is a tackle machine).

  29. 85,20...Bears says: Mar 24, 2010 11:33 PM

    # Green n’ Gold says: March 24, 2010 8:59 PM
    LMFAO!! I forgot, you guys are set at cornerback and the wide receiver position. And Tommy Harris isn’t a cripple anymore, right? Dream on Bear fan..
    Way to go packers fan. You clearly know a lot.
    Cause Tommie (not Tommy idiot) Harris is loaded with injuries this offseason, and him being so old and all is gonna keep him a cripple forever.
    Except he’s going into the offseason healthy and hes not even 27. :)
    O i love making u packer retards look stupid. All i have to do is sit back and wait for one of u doochebags to say something incorrect and stupid hahahahaha.
    Lets see those 35+ corners plays when the pass rush is nothing. O ya just go back to the Arizona game!

  30. sim448 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:49 PM

    why is everybody talking in the 3rd person in their interviews today? i just read a paul pierce quote from earlier, when he was referring to, paul pierce. it must be a new holiday.

  31. SmackMyVickUp.com says: Mar 25, 2010 12:01 AM

    Considering the best Bear’s QB in my lifetime was Jim McMahon and Sexy Rexy Grossman was the last Bear QB to go to the Pro-Bowl the standards are quite low.

  32. Playoffs?! says: Mar 25, 2010 1:34 AM

    Over/Under 26 ints?

  33. minimafiaaj says: Mar 25, 2010 4:52 AM

    man so many cutler haters on here lol. prob butt hurt denver fans. how was that collapse at the end of the year for the 2nd year in a row? when he has a supporting class he put up monster numbers but was somewhat hampered by Denvers terrible d. i know a lot of you cutler haters dont realize it but cutler doesn’t cover ppl or rush the passer.

  34. DozenDeuce says: Mar 25, 2010 5:02 AM

    @ Green n’ Gold “LMFAO!! I forgot, you guys are set at cornerback and the wide receiver position. And Tommy Harris isn’t a cripple anymore, right? Dream on Bear fan..”
    While Tommy Harris isn’t a cripple, he’s definitely not a dominant players any more. Realistically he’s an above average D-Tackle in the league, but for some reason the coaches & front office types still talk like it’s 4 years ago.
    Corner isn’t nearly as worrisome as the situation is @ safety. Since Lovie took over 6 seasons ago, the Bears have changed the player at SS & FS a combined 43 times and sadly only about 1/3 of those changes were due to injury.
    As far as wideout is concerned, this was probably the most productive position on the team last season. While Lovie & Angelo are idiots for saying Hester is a #1 WR, the group as a whole did very well considering 4 of the 6 widouts they used had NEVER seen a regular season snap.
    The position is deep & talented and I actually thought Greg Olsen struggled more than the wideouts, even though it doesn’t show much in the stats for the season. These guys actually remind me of Green Bay’s young WR corps 3 years ago when Lord Favre said they were the most talented group he’d worked with, though only time will tell.

  35. vcufan01 says: Mar 25, 2010 7:34 AM

    I am proud of some of the dumps I take but it still stinks up the place and I flush it down anyway. Cutler is a fitting analogy.

  36. JimmySmith says: Mar 25, 2010 7:59 AM

    He forgot to mention that the Bears mortgaged the team for years to come to acquire Cutler.
    Culter has talent but a 10 cent head and will never be an elite QB so the Bears can keep him.

  37. Pack_Attack says: Mar 25, 2010 8:32 AM

    I know I am.

  38. ChicagoJo says: Mar 25, 2010 9:41 AM

    Bears0492 says:
    “we need to solidify the offensive line and get a legitimate free safety and our team should be set.”
    I’m starting to worry that the team is going to choose between solidifying the O line or secondary with a big move of the first couple of draft picks, leaving patchwork for the other.
    If that’s the case, I’d be much more in favor of picking up a good free safety and letting Daniel and Afalava battle for strong. I like Bowman too, but he’s yet to prove to me he deserves the job opposite Tillman.. who unfortunately has slowed down the last couple of years.
    The O-Line, I feel like they’ll draft another guard and move Omiyale outside to compete with Schaffer at RT. Not a fan of the plan, just what I think will happen based on the pickups of Tice to “redefine” the line and Manumaleuna to shore up the right side. I actually do like Beekman, but he’s another player who has yet to establish himself. I don’t know enough about Lance Louis, but he’s gotten a lot of good reviews from scouts.
    As for wide receivers don’t expect the trash talk to slow down.. but the fact of the matter is we have three rising stars in Knox Aromashadu and Hester, none of which is a true #1 but none of which has peaked yet either. I think Bennett handles himself well and of course Olsen has to be considered the go to guy for Cutler. Add that to Forte and Taylor’s receiving skills out of the backfield (people forget Forte was a leader in that category the last two years) and I think the Bears are in good shape. Doesn’t make them the best in the league, but suffice to say I’d be upset to see them draft a receiver.
    DozenDuece,

  39. AllThat says: Mar 25, 2010 10:31 AM

    TheDPR says:
    March 24, 2010 9:05 PM
    Jay Cutler killed me in fantasy football last year. God, he sucked
    Why did you pick him you dumbass….

  40. purpleguy says: Mar 25, 2010 11:10 AM

    I see yet another offseason of delusional Bear fan predictions has started once again. Sign a bunch of thirty-somethings to go with the other aging or injured players still on the roster, an offensive coordinator who already is forcing his system on players that don’t fit, no O-line improvements, and a D-coordinator that’s never been one. Yeah, that’s ample reason for unbridled optimism.

  41. marcduke says: Mar 25, 2010 11:20 AM

    # AllThat says: March 25, 2010 10:31 AM
    TheDPR says:
    March 24, 2010 9:05 PM
    Jay Cutler killed me in fantasy football last year. God, he sucked
    Why did you pick him you dumbass….
    ______________________________
    I think “TheDPR” is Peter King’s screen name, AllThat.

  42. SmackDaPack says: Mar 25, 2010 5:43 PM

    Hey Green n’ Gold, I don’t blame you for jumping on the Bears while their down, I’ll do the same when the pack slips into another 30 year funk. Enjoy my friend, hopefully the most overrated franchise in all of sports will suck again soon, and then maybe for the rest of our lives. Cutler may come around soon, and bring the Bears back to prominence. For The Wolverine Shanny is not a class act, he is a jerk who teaches his O-line to cut block, and I am wondering what other team’s colors will show up on the Redskins uniforms.

  43. 85,20...Bears says: Mar 25, 2010 7:07 PM

    # purpleguy says: March 25, 2010 11:10 AM
    I see yet another offseason of delusional Bear fan predictions has started once again. Sign a bunch of thirty-somethings to go with the other aging or injured players still on the roster, an offensive coordinator who already is forcing his system on players that don’t fit, no O-line improvements, and a D-coordinator that’s never been one. Yeah, that’s ample reason for unbridled optimism.
    I love it wen guys clearly have no idea what they are talking about.
    Im gonna have to expose u for how retarded u r. I’m sorry. But u deserve it for pretending u no something.
    1) Julius Peppers Chester Taylor and Brandon Manu are all 30 years old. Not 30 something. At 30 years old u are not a step slower because of age.
    2) “To go with other aging and injured players”.
    Just to show u how stupid that is im gonna go through all positions and players and show you just how young of a team this is. O and how u shud go in a hole and never comment on anything again.
    Offense
    Qb- Cutler- 26
    Rb- Forte-24. Taylor-30
    fb-eddie williams- 22
    Wr- Devin Aromashadu-25. Johnny Knox-23. Devin Hester-27.
    Te-Greg Olsen-25. Desmond Clark-32. Kellen Davis-24. Brandon Manu-30
    RT-Kevin Shaffer-30. Frank Omiyale-27
    RG-Roberto Garza-turns 31 tommorow.
    C- Olin Kreutz-32
    LG- Josh Beekman-26.Or a draft pick.
    LT- Chris Williams-24
    You probably feel stupid already but we’re not even done.
    Defense
    RDE-Julius Peppers- 30
    DT- Tommie Harris-26 Anthony Adams-29
    LDE-Alex Brown-30
    RLB-Lance Briggs-29. And a god.
    MLB-Brian Urlacher-31 Also a god
    LLB-Nick Roach-24
    LCB- Charles Tillman-29
    RCB for now- Zach Bowman-25
    S and other DB- Al Afalava-23. Kevin Payne-26. Danieal Manning-27. Josh Bullocks-27. Craig Steltz-23.
    So absolutely not. We are in no way an old team.
    Not even done
    “Forcing his system on players that don’t fit.”
    Almost as stupid as the old comment.
    One thing that is common among great Mike Martz receivers is speed. The receiver position on the bears is loaded with speed. Johnny Knox and Devin Hester can flat out fly. Aromashadu and Bennett aint bad either.
    Though the o-line may not have been improved by players. It has improved. 2 reasons. 1) Mike Tice and 2) Putting Chris Williams at LT and anyone else but Frank Omiyale at LG. Last few games when the line was shuffled they played much much better.
    1 point of four was valid. You were right about something! Good for you! However everyone knows that lovie will be making most of the defensive decisions anyway. The bears know how valuable Marinellis work with peppers will be.

  44. R.A.K. says: Mar 26, 2010 12:44 AM

    If Crybaby Cutler wasn’t such an jacka##, I might almost feel sorry for him…Jonny Knox, Devin Hester, and Earl Whats-his-Name. Nice group of wide receivers! Cutler’s best receiving option is Greg Olsen. The only problem is that Mike Martz is in town, and his offense doesn’t use tight ends for anything except blocking. Good luck!

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