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Jay Cutler: "There are going to be some balls that are picked off"

J. Cutler3.jpgJay Cutler knows that a local newspaper is charting his practice interceptions as a running gag.  He also knows that he’s going to have a hard time reducing his interceptions in a Mike Martz offense.

“I’m going to throw some this year.  I’m not going to lie about that.  There are going to
be some balls that are picked off.  It’s part of the
game. But we can’t worry about it,” Cutler said on ESPN Radio in Chicago, probably with one of his shrugs that drives sportswriters crazy.

Martz’s quarterbacks get sacked and they throw picks.  Cutting down on interceptions is an important goal, but it’s easy to forget Kurt Warner once threw 40 in a two-year, 27-game span under Martz while playing on “The Greatest Show on Turf.”  Martz’s timing offense is different than most.

“The guys are going to get knocked off routes, something is going to
happen, the defender is going to get in the way, and the ball’s going to
be gone,” Cutler said. “That’s part of this offense. It’s not a read
and see what happens and let it fly, it’s a read and let it fly. So
balls are going to be in the air.”

Bears fans may not love the attitude, but the key for Cutler is throwing more completions, more yards–per-attempt, and more touchdowns.   

That usually happens in a Martz offense too.

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40 Responses to “Jay Cutler: "There are going to be some balls that are picked off"”
  1. milehiclown says: Aug 11, 2010 5:13 PM

    And there are going to be some mopey, sad, middle-finger waving Cutlers on the bench watching his Bears SUCK.

  2. Kolb to Jackson says: Aug 11, 2010 5:20 PM

    How many interceptions will Cutler throw this time?

  3. bearfan354 says: Aug 11, 2010 5:24 PM

    What attitude? Of course he’s going to throw some picks, hopefully not as many as last year, but every starting QB in the league will throw picks.
    I can’t wait to see all the “witty” posts from the GB, Minn., and Lions fans.

  4. IV:XXMileHigh says: Aug 11, 2010 5:25 PM

    ….and with Cutler, there will always be balls being picked off. It’s apart of his game plan.

  5. megatron81 says: Aug 11, 2010 5:28 PM

    “That usually happens in a Martz offense too”
    Sure it does when you have Holt, Bruce, Az Hakim, and Faulk.
    Not so much when you have Aromoshodu, Hester, Knox, Forte and the a 6 year old whiney little girl at Quarterback.
    Bears will be worse than pathetic this year. Can’t wait for the Lions to roll into Chicago and mop the floors with them.

  6. MEDTXPACK says: Aug 11, 2010 5:29 PM

    Bears are the new Lions.

  7. delusionalbearsfan says: Aug 11, 2010 5:39 PM

    Thanks for the story, captain obivous.. what next a brett farve story about he might retire/ unretire this year..

  8. Stone says: Aug 11, 2010 5:42 PM

    This offense has as much of a chance at being successful in Chicago as I have at becoming a charming person. That entire Front Office/Coaching Staff have put their eggs into an aging defense/indoor stadium-turf offense basket. Them eggs is gonna break.

  9. Stone says: Aug 11, 2010 5:50 PM

    @megatron81
    God man you’re an optimistic man! I like you!

  10. Stone says: Aug 11, 2010 5:56 PM

    I’m pretty sure I typed “God damn” not “God man.”

  11. DirtDawg55 says: Aug 11, 2010 6:00 PM

    This is good news because if there is anything Cutler is great at, it is throwing picks.

  12. Nick Lincoln says: Aug 11, 2010 6:10 PM

    Don Coryell. It always comes back to him and always will. Gibbs, Zampese, Turner, Martz et al.
    Whether Cutler is another Fouts / Aikman / Warner is unknown (yet). One more bust of a season won’t help him.
    Jay, if you’re looking at this (!) read the coverage, think about the handoff…. and then then throw it.
    Deep!
    If you get picked off, remember the immortal words of Coryell to Fouts when the latter was having a really bad start to a game: “Don’t worry Danny – you got 40 more throws to go!”

  13. Plankshelmet says: Aug 11, 2010 6:22 PM

    I’m sick of this guy’s bad attitude. Why can’t he be more like Ben Rapistberger or Mike Vick or Jamarcus Russell. And for you Packer big mouths I can’t wait for the Rodgers bubble to burst in cheeseland. Heard some very interesting stories from Cal grads about his college days.

  14. Bigbluefan says: Aug 11, 2010 6:23 PM

    Cutler needs to grow a new set his have been picked off so many times

  15. Jabberwocky says: Aug 11, 2010 6:28 PM

    @milehiclown- It’s really funny to see you how you’re predicting the Bears to suck, yet your Donkeys will be without their best offensive player (Marshall) and defensive player (Doom) from last season. I see a maximum of 4 wins there pal.

  16. LordFavre says: Aug 11, 2010 6:43 PM

    …and Ted Thompson is going to “frolic” with his Taiwanese pool-boy, and the Packer’s are going to suck this year….
    It’s just the nature of the beast…

  17. steelers rule says: Aug 11, 2010 6:48 PM

    Cutler will throw 30 ints..EASILY!

  18. DTB says: Aug 11, 2010 6:52 PM

    @megatron81- The best part of the Lions rolling into Chicago is exactly that, the Lions rolling into Chicago. Keep in mind that the same crew you named put up a combined 85 points in 2 games on your D a year ago. Hang 50 on ‘em and head to Dallas. No self-respecting NFC North fan takes the Lions seriously anyways.

  19. dave says: Aug 11, 2010 7:05 PM

    i got no problem with the comment , every qb says that, so for him to say it, with the int problems he had last year, it’s just something that’s expected that he of all people, would say.
    i’ve hated the guy and thought of him as the billion dollar airport with the 10 cent control tower, but this is just typical qb speak
    no one’s perfect

  20. JerryD says: Aug 11, 2010 7:33 PM

    “There are going to be some balls that are picked off” … maybe HIS, after coach here’s this!!

  21. P-townPacker says: Aug 11, 2010 7:34 PM

    Woodson and Collins are going to have fun, again, with Cutler’s INTs.
    @ Plankshelmet says:
    …And for you Packer big mouths I can’t wait for the Rodgers bubble to burst in cheeseland. Heard some very interesting stories from Cal grads about his college days.
    ————-
    And what does that have to do with the topic at hand? And I think it would have burst when he was sacked like crazy the first half of the season last year, but he continued to defy odds.

  22. Sourdough says: Aug 11, 2010 7:45 PM

    If there is one thing Corky….errrr, Jay Cutler does well, it is throw INT’s. I predict another long, cold winter in Chicago for Bears fan.

  23. Cake Or Death says: Aug 11, 2010 7:56 PM

    “The guys are going to get knocked off routes, something is going to happen, the defender is going to get in the way, and the ball’s going to be gone.”
    Preemptively blaming his receivers once again…

  24. mwcarolina says: Aug 11, 2010 8:00 PM

    everyone knows there are going to be some bad passes, but the “some balls picked off” statement is hard to listen to when Cutler made it after he threw 26 interceptions last year!! Yes, a quarterback will have some interceptions, but you dont want him throwing 26 of them.

  25. Philtration says: Aug 11, 2010 8:18 PM

    # MEDTXPACK says: August 11, 2010 5:29 PM
    Bears are the new Lions.
    =====================================
    No, the Lions will always be the Lions.
    They have proven that for over 50 years now.
    Going to try to get 4 big wins this year in Detroit?
    Impressive.

  26. JimmySmith says: Aug 11, 2010 8:18 PM

    Culter was over rated from the time he arrived in the NFL. Think about it for a minute, what franchise trades its QB after a couple of seasons? Denver had to know that this guy was a head case who would never show improvement so they cut a deal with the first organization that was willing to pay the high price.
    Chicago is doomed until they find a real QB.

  27. Little Tommy says: Aug 11, 2010 8:45 PM

    Last season we had a different reason for all the pics. Now it’s the Martz offense. When does this guy step up and do what they’re paying him to do.
    Stop making excuses, stop whining and start playing football. Your moaning is not becoming.

  28. comment_submission_error says: Aug 11, 2010 8:46 PM

    #
    # Jabberwocky says:
    @milehiclown- It’s really funny to see you how you’re predicting the Bears to suck, yet your Donkeys will be without their best offensive player (Marshall) and defensive player (Doom) from last season. I see a maximum of 4 wins there pal.
    milehiclown is running his mouth early because he knows he probably won’t have much to say in December. He doesn’t seem to realize his team is going through a rebuilding phase, which is a nice way of saying “We might possibly suck for awhile, but would like for you to continue to spend your mom’s money on us as we work to bring this thing together.”

  29. CanadianVikingFan says: Aug 11, 2010 8:46 PM

    Lions overtake the Bears this season.

  30. brownsfn19 says: Aug 11, 2010 8:51 PM

    Only QB in the league worse than Delhomme…you guessed it…Jay Cutler…

  31. godlovestebowbuthatesyou says: Aug 11, 2010 9:08 PM

    No way, Browns fan, Cutler is worse than Delhomme! Sorry!

  32. BigBear123 says: Aug 11, 2010 9:22 PM

    Favre and Manning’s seasons ended throwing the ball to the wrong team. Puts Cutler in
    a pretty elite club.

  33. Jabberwocky says: Aug 11, 2010 9:34 PM

    @megatron81- Peppers will make your pathetic O-line look like a bunch of 8th graders on opening day. Backus at LT, really? Pepp will send him into early retirement and put Stafford on his back faster than he can get the ball to your soft, overrated #1. On the contrary, your non-existent secondary (minus Delmas of course) will get torched by Knox and Hester on more than one occasion. I foresee a 44-17 beatdown.

  34. cause you are the same says: Aug 11, 2010 9:56 PM

    # steelers rule says: August 11, 2010 6:48 PM
    Cutler will throw 30 ints..EASILY!
    ——————————–
    I’ll take the over.

  35. harloeisdead says: Aug 11, 2010 10:11 PM

    I love reading comments from bitter Broncos fans. Must be that whole “3 average at best quarterbacks” thing.

  36. billsfan1 says: Aug 11, 2010 10:19 PM

    this should bold well for a team that DOESNT have hakim, holt, bruce and faulk………
    it also tells u that for all their greatness, they barely won 1st super bowl, and lost by a field goal in the second one….. oh and the fact that warner took about a 4 year sh&t before resurfacing with the cards….
    cutler will produce yards and points but he already did…. he will also throw a ton of ints, because he already did…. this only gives him an excuse….

  37. SMITASTIC says: Aug 11, 2010 10:35 PM

    Yeah, especially when I throw the pass!!!

  38. Halasfan says: Aug 12, 2010 10:24 AM

    Favre threw a lot of INT. Maybe Cutler can turn things around and in a few year he can be good. Maybe not as good as Farve or Manning. And to be honest, all I really want is for him to be better than Orton, Greise, Grossman, Kodell stewart, Jim Miller, Shane Mathews, Erik Miller, Jim Harbaugh, Mike Tomzak (might have spelt that wrong) and Jim McMahon. Been a while since QB of note, Sid Luckman and George Blanda, most of us weeren’t even alive then.

  39. Levija says: Aug 12, 2010 4:15 PM

    we all no he will throw pics. last yr he had a young reciever core and this yr he has the same reciever core so maybe it will be much better being that everyone is together again. we will see. hester will be good and again i want him on kick off return and punt return what he did to start the super bowl off was amazing. we need that again. its a game changer.

  40. Thunderlips007 says: Aug 13, 2010 4:41 PM

    its pretty sad that after signing cutler, bears fans got a qb that is better and will probally stastistically be better when he is done in chicago than any qb in their franchise’s history. you go through the list of starting qbs in chicago and it is absolutely pathetic. cutler is the new jeff george. if you look at cutler’s face he looks like a spoiled rotten child. for someone who has a cannon for a arm he doesn’t even look like a football player. he looks like he just got done doing 5 beer bongs at a frat party. i will enjoy watching “the pick machine” in chicago do his thing.

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