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Cutler says Martz's offense is "not more complicated"

There’s been talk in Chicago this offseason that new Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz has a particularly difficult system to learn, and that quarterback Jay Cutler will have his hands full learning the full playbook by September.

But Cutler says Martz’s offense isn’t any tougher to learn than any other system he’s played in.

“Anytime you get a new system, it’s going to be complicated,” Cutler said, per Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. “It’s different from everything everyone is used to. It’s just a different system. It’s not more complicated. It’s not harder.”

That said, Cutler reiterated that he hopes to get a little tutoring from the quarterback who had the most success playing for Martz, Kurt Warner.

“He’s reached out,” Cutler said of Warner. “We’ve exchanged a text or two, but I’ll probably wait until after the summer, until I can digest everything and really great my own take on it and then talk to him. But everything that everyone has said about the system that has been in it and been successful is that they love it and I can see why. It’s very quarterback friendly, and it puts you in a position to be very good.”

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  1. FumbleNuts says: May 22, 2010 11:19 AM

    If it worked for Jon Kitna ……..why not Cutler?

  2. Gil says: May 22, 2010 11:19 AM

    We’ll see.

  3. Skin_Flute says: May 22, 2010 11:25 AM

    Cutler sucks. And he’s a pussy.

  4. mzezulak says: May 22, 2010 11:29 AM

    Da Bears should consider bringing Warner in as a QB assistant coach especially since only has the Iowa barnstormers play by play gig going, maybe they could convince him to be a player/coach

  5. burntorangehorn says: May 22, 2010 11:31 AM

    Tougher to learn? Hard to say. Harder to execute as successfully as Kurt Warner did? I would think so.

  6. Fan of Football says: May 22, 2010 11:35 AM

    ….and somehow Martz the egomaniac will find that insulting

  7. Slow Joe says: May 22, 2010 11:35 AM

    He better get rid of the ball fast.
    There’s no blocking for the QB. I think even the center runs crossing patterns.

  8. Meat Tuperello says: May 22, 2010 11:37 AM

    It makes chicken pie out of chicken shit. See Warner for example.

  9. EskinSux says: May 22, 2010 11:38 AM

    So, basically this offense makes Cutler “less stupid”….

  10. Danj515151 says: May 22, 2010 11:47 AM

    Your name is skin flute and your calling cutler a pussy? You must be some scumbag uneducated fan from dirtbag Minnesota. You tool. Cutler will be MVP this year….bunch of idiots talking shit on here. Go make some friends skin flute. You douche.

  11. Bears and Packers Fans are HOMO says: May 22, 2010 11:59 AM

    Crybaby Jay Suckler

  12. irishsamurai says: May 22, 2010 12:00 PM

    why would anybody think it would be any more complicated than shanahan system

  13. HarrisonHits says: May 22, 2010 12:04 PM

    ” If it worked for Jon Kitna ……..why not Cutler?”
    @FumbleNuts,
    How about because Kitna isn’t anywhere near as brain dead as Cutler is ?

  14. Green n' Gold says: May 22, 2010 12:08 PM

    Doesn’t matter what system this overrated pussy plays in. Still doesn’t change the fact that dude doesn’t like to get hit. He won’t hang in there at the last possible second to throw it, instead rolling out and throwing late over the middle. With that offensive line he has, he’ll be lucky to make it to week 8 if he decides to FINALLY grow a pair!!

  15. bronco1st says: May 22, 2010 12:10 PM

    @Skin_Flute,
    How would you know anything about pussy? Stick to what you know, playing the skin flute.

  16. Deegan says: May 22, 2010 12:20 PM

    ” If it worked for Jon Kitna ……..why not Cutler?”
    @FumbleNuts,
    How about because Kitna isn’t anywhere near as brain dea d as Cutler is ?
    Where and when has Cutler been called brain dead dippy? He’s been called an ass, childish, arrogant, ect, but few have questioned his football IQ. He actually has the reputation of being quite studious and capable of mastering an offense very quickly, even Martz praised his intelligence, as did Shanahan. Two of the brightest offensive minds praised his football smarts….hmmm…..
    Yet another post just for the sake of posting.

  17. florios_mom says: May 22, 2010 12:28 PM

    So that means he is only going to throw 22 interceptions this season?

  18. nowathand says: May 22, 2010 12:30 PM

    It is at least a little bit more complicated. It certainly has a lot more plays.

  19. HawgNSonsTV2 says: May 22, 2010 12:32 PM

    @Danj515151 …LOLOLOLOL!!! Bears won’t even make the playoffs you dipshit!

  20. Deegan says: May 22, 2010 12:35 PM

    Doesn’t matter what system this overrated pussy plays in. Still doesn’t change the fact that dude doesn’t like to get hit. He won’t hang in there at the last possible second to throw it, instead rolling out and throwing late over the middle. With that offensive line he has, he’ll be lucky to make it to week 8 if he decides to FINALLY grow a pair!!
    Really? That’st interesting, because anyone who knows anything about knows that he took a pounding at Vanderbilt and never missed a start, took a pounding in his second season as a Bronco (as an undiagnosed diabetic I might add) and never missed a start, and took a pounding last season and never missed a start. So where pray tell do the questions about his toughness come from?

  21. Deegan says: May 22, 2010 12:38 PM

    Crybaby Jay Suckler
    I see what you did there Bears and Packer fans are homos, replacing Cutler with Suckler. That’s good stuff.
    I wonder what the intelligent fans on the board think about his chances this year?? Hello hello hello hello….do I hear an echo???

  22. FumbleNuts says: May 22, 2010 1:12 PM

    Read this ENTIRE story
    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nfl/news/story?id=5208792
    It seems to be coming together for Cutler and the Bears…. but only time will tell.

  23. robert ethen says: May 22, 2010 1:34 PM

    Cutler is going to wait to text Warner back until his figures out that damn new phone. Some time “after the summer”.

  24. spliffbunker says: May 22, 2010 1:58 PM

    @ Deegan :
    you can always count on a Cutler post here to rally the morons…
    I watched him for 3 years & to question his toughness & competitivness is a joke
    I’ll stick with Shanahan’s opinion & expect him to prove his critics wrong this year since the Bears wont have a statue playing LT…

  25. Actlikea2yrold says: May 22, 2010 2:01 PM

    yes, but what does Gale Sayers say? or Butkis?, Ditka? Cause apparently they are the authority on todays football in Chicago. Cutler should be excited, the Bears by bringin Martz in gave him a scape-goat for the ridiculous season he put together last season. What Martz really needs to do is kick the crap out of the draft team and talent evaluaters that chose not to address the problems that the team really had last season like a offensive line and a WR that can get seperation.

  26. frank booth says: May 22, 2010 2:05 PM

    Skin_Flute says:
    May 22, 2010 11:25 AM
    Cutler sucks. And he’s a pussy.
    ===================================
    Spoken like someone who has first hand knowledge- of sucking and being a pussy.

  27. bigb says: May 22, 2010 2:27 PM

    cutler with the stupid interception!…..loss of downs……..momentum change…..big score….. game over……. bears lose but play solid D….lol

  28. brownsfn says: May 22, 2010 2:45 PM

    Cutler is horrible…

  29. FumbleNuts says: May 22, 2010 4:00 PM

    # brownsfn says: May 22, 2010 2:45 PM
    Cutler is horrible…
    Yeah, and Jake Delhomme is Johnny Unitas, one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks to ever play the game.
    Jake “The Joke” will have worse stats then Cutler this season. Mark that down!

  30. soindbearfan says: May 22, 2010 4:10 PM

    Green n Gold…
    You obviously didn’t even watch the Bears play last year. If you did you’d know that Cutler took a friggin beating all season and didn’t miss a play. So all this talk about him being soft is a bunch of crap. You should worry about your own QB when Peppers lays him out….

  31. soindbearfan says: May 22, 2010 4:12 PM

    Oh and one more thing Green n Gold….Show me a QB that LIKES to get hit. What stupid friggin comment. Go back to the barn see if Bessy is ready for another round!

  32. soindbearfan says: May 22, 2010 4:18 PM

    brownstain….and you should know about bad quarterbacking, cause the Brown’s QB’s totally suck. Whose starting for you guys this year, Jake Delhomey? He wouldn’t even make the Roster in Chicago.

  33. Bious says: May 22, 2010 4:56 PM

    Leave it to Cutler to NOT get help when someone reaches out
    Why wait, Jay? You too good to speak to Warner?
    What a joke

  34. brownsfn says: May 22, 2010 5:26 PM

    @soindbearfan and FumbleNuts
    I never said Delhome was any better…but guess what he can’t be any WORSE…
    By the way we have a young QB waiting in the wings (colt)…your whole franchise is hinged on a CRYBABY who throws more interceptions than any other QB in the league…good luck with that…

  35. Jabberwocky says: May 22, 2010 6:21 PM

    @Bious-
    “We’ve exchanged a text or two, but I’ll probably wait until after the summer, until I can digest everything and really great my own take on it and then talk to him.”
    Did you even read the post first before saying he should reach out and not wait?
    I swear, this planet needs more genocides to weed out the retarded morons of this world.

  36. FumbleNuts says: May 22, 2010 6:50 PM

    brownsfn, the last name of YOUR QB is spelled “Delhomme” not Delhome.
    Might as well be spelled “Lobotomy” because in order for him to succeed he’ll need one.
    “he can’t be any WORSE?” Are you kiddin’ me?
    Did you even watch him play?
    Enough said!

  37. TheLASTlaugh says: May 22, 2010 8:10 PM

    WOW!!!! All the Critics and negative thugs on here…. All I can say is Actions speak louder than words…. So TALK while you can. Jay has been a success at EVERY level since Pee-Wee football, Even making the Pro Bowl in the NFL LESS than 2 years ago. Maybe all you critics were born after the 2008-2009 season. No, they didnt make the playoffs, but Jay did things that even the great #7 never did in Denver… in his second year as a starter. The Cutler camp will let our actions do our talking… Good luck to all of you Critics…. Hope you do better with your next jobs!!!!

  38. edgy1957 says: May 22, 2010 9:07 PM

    TheLASTlaugh says:
    WOW!!!! All the Critics and negative thugs on
    ********************
    All that hyperbole for NOTHING.
    Outside of high school, he’s had NO success. Loser in college and has NEVER had a winning season in the NFL As for your hyperbole about Elway — 2 Super Bowl wins and 5 Super Bowl appearances. Oh, in his second year, Elway led his team to a 12-2 record; Cutler – not so much. After 4 years, Elway had a 38-18 record, 3 playoff appearances and berth in the Super Bowl; Cutler – no so much (24-29 – no playoff appearances. In fact, 3 straight flameouts that cost the Broncos playoff berths). Other than a Pro Bowl appearance, which is MEANINGLESS, just what did Cutler do that Elway didn’t?

  39. spliffbunker says: May 22, 2010 11:54 PM

    @ edgy :
    in fairness Elway was 20-28 in the 3 years he played with defenses that compared to the Broncos 2007-2008 or the Bears last year
    those Bronco defenses from when Elway started were light years better… of course Vanderbilt should dominate the SEC every year…

  40. edgy1957 says: May 23, 2010 11:47 AM

    spliffbunker says:
    May 22, 2010 11:54 PM
    @ edgy
    *************************
    Ok, I’ll see you a fairness and raise you a correctness: Elway had NO SUCH 3 year stretch in his career. The worst he had was 20-26 (You cant count the games he wasn’t in, which is what I didn’t do for Cutler). You cobbled together 3 separate years and while you had back to back years when he was 15-15 as a starter, you hung that up with a 5-11 year that was several years earlier. That was also a transition period when the Broncos were going from Reeves to Phillips to Shanahan and they were changing around a lot of personnel.
    Cutler is a defense killer. It happened from the moment he took over in his rookie year. The defense They went from allowing 15 points per game in the 11 Plummer starts to 28 in the 5 Cutler starts. He gives up the ball in early and often and it’s not just his interceptions (Ironically, the first points scored by the oppostion was an interception return). In his 4 years as a starter, his QB rating on 3rd down is 8 points worse than his overall average. Contrast this to Manning’s, which is 4 points better. 44% of his interceptions have come on 3rd down, as have 36% of his sacks. Those are drive killering, morale lowering mistakes that keep his teams from being winners.

  41. spliffbunker says: May 23, 2010 1:01 PM

    edgy :
    good catch..I forgot he missed games in 94 but I wont back down from the premise that QB W/L is deceiving if you dont put it in context…I had to cobble seasons together because Elway rarely had a below average defense…the D was so bad in 2008 I thinkwithout Cutler they would have been 4-12
    as far as INT’s in John’s 3rd year he ended the season with 8 INT’s in the 14th/15th games of the year..he started his 12th season throwing a pick 6 in 3 straight games
    INT % –
    4.9 – 3.6-2.6
    2.8- 3.0-5.2
    2.6 – 2.9-4.0
    4.2- 4.7-5.0
    first 4 years- Cutler & the last 2 losing SuperBowl QB’s
    its far too early in Cutler’s career to make a final judgement….your critisim is fair but from watching tape on his first 2 years & putting his career to date in context I still think he will end up being very good to great

  42. edgy1957 says: May 23, 2010 2:49 PM

    spliffbunker says:
    good catch..I forgot he missed games in 94 but I wont back down from the premise that QB W/L
    **************************
    You can decieve yourself all you want but he’s made every team worse NOT better. As for the Broncos defense, it was a lot worse than what you think. Reeves hide that fact with his offense, which Elway HATED.
    Watching tape on his first two years – HORSE HOCKEY. This is is 4th season and if it weren’t for the Detroit Lions, 6 TD and 0 INT, he would have been even more of a joke last year than he was. He is the bullyon the block: going 4-16 against playoff teams and 20-13 against teams that don’t.
    There is no doubt that he has the arm BUT so did Ryan Leaf and so did Gary Hogeboom. On the other hand, success doesn’t come from a great arm; otherwise, Brady and Manning would be in the UFL. He doesn’t have the head and that’s what’s killing him and the team. Unless he starts realizing that he needs to throw away a few balls rather than realizing that trying to put them in between 2 and 3 defenders is stupid, he’ll always be a loser. He’s in his 4th year and yet, he’s making rookie mistakes.
    As for the other drivel. Peyton Manning was thrown into the lion’s den of a VERY BAD TEAM and yet, he managed TWO winning seasons in his first 4 and TWO playoff appearances. Cutler was given the keys to a 7-4 car and he drove it off the cliff and into oblivion. He was either given a first place team or had a first place team 3 times in 3 years in Denver and drove all of them out of the playoffs. Hell, all they had to do was beat Buffalo in 2008 and they would have been in and YET, they lost despite outgaining the Bills 532 to 275.
    Neither Manning nor Warner’s stats help your argument. BOTH had winning seasons in their first 4 years, made the playoffs and Warner had a win and a loss in the Super Bowl. Warner’s defense was REALLY bad in his second season and yet, he had an 8-3 record (30+ points per game – WORSE than anything that Cutler had in Denver). Trying to compare him to two QBs that are ALWAYS going to be better than him is ridiculous.

  43. spliffbunker says: May 23, 2010 8:43 PM

    edgy :
    the Manning/Warner stats are just INT %…raw stats….the one thing I do agree with is “Unless he starts realizing that he needs to throw away a few balls rather than realizing that trying to put them in between 2 and 3 defenders is stupid”…
    that message should be loud & clear after last year
    you dont think a bad defense affects a QB’s W/L ?
    its one of the most misleading stats out there…
    I give him a mulligan for last year…it was about as bad a situation as he could have gone to with the drop-off in skill players & OL plus Ron Turner vs Shanahan & Cutler was awful no doubt about it…the guy I saw last year looked like he had lost all confidence but I liked the way he came back against Minnesota
    you keep harping that it was his fault they missed the playoffs for 3 years like he was the only one reponsible..that is drivel & horse hockey..
    they would probably been 4-12 without him in 2008…at least 5 wins probably would have been losses
    after 3 years he was right about where he should have been under any reasonable expectations & I will watch what he does with Martz before I bury him

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