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Jay Cutler ecstatic with Jeremy Bates on Bears’ staff


Two weeks after the Bears named Jeremy Bates their quarterbacks coach, Jay Cutler is still beaming about it.

Bates was Cutler’s quarterbacks coach in Denver in 2007 and 2008, and Cutler said on ESPN 1000 in Chicago today that he’s “Very happy, very happy” that Bates is his quarterbacks coach again.

I’ve been a fan of him since I left Denver, and when I left Denver I told him, ‘Somewhere down the line, I hope we get to work together again,” Cutler said. “This is a good situation for us both.”

Next, Cutler says, he wants to see the Bears add a wide receiver, preferably a tall one.

“I would hope so,” Cutler said. “I think every quarterback in the league wants that. We’re not happy unless we’re getting offensive guys year in and year out. More toys to play with. . . . Anyone really over 6-2 at this point is going to look good.”

With the 6-foot-0 Johnny Knox and the 5-foot-11 Devin Hester as the Bears’ top two wide receivers heading into the offseason, a big receiver is a big priority from Cutler’s perspective. But the addition of Bates was enough to make Cutler very happy.

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18 Responses to “Jay Cutler ecstatic with Jeremy Bates on Bears’ staff”
  1. greatdanton77 says: Feb 20, 2012 3:55 PM

    Can he do anything about how stoned Cutler always looks? Maybe splash some cold water in his face before they hit the field or a cup of freaking joe?

    Jay Cutler: Dude where’s my ball?

  2. polishkingski says: Feb 20, 2012 3:55 PM

    marv levy wanted to take cutler in the draft that year. it would have solidified his legacy immensely with the bills organization. the misery continues….

  3. lolb23 says: Feb 20, 2012 4:06 PM

    Order of needs:

  4. sportsmeccabi says: Feb 20, 2012 4:13 PM

    If he wants a tall receiver, I hear Roy Williams is available.

  5. bearsstillsuck says: Feb 20, 2012 4:24 PM

    As long as he keeps throwing picks, I’ll be happy.

  6. trubroncfan07 says: Feb 20, 2012 4:26 PM

    Cutler is going to blow up next year with Bates on board..These two worked very well together before McDummy came in and screwed everything up.

  7. norvturnersneck says: Feb 20, 2012 4:29 PM

    How about Floyd in the 1st round? Sounds like a possibility with him playing in ND, a nearby move for him.

  8. timmeratx says: Feb 20, 2012 4:33 PM

    Bates is on the staff in Chicago? When was he let go from Downton Abbey? I bet Miss O’Brien had a hand in this.

  9. jenniferxxx says: Feb 20, 2012 4:36 PM

    Is there any picture of Cutler that’s flattering?

  10. babyhorsemorgan says: Feb 20, 2012 4:46 PM

    Pretty sure I gave Jay Cutler $3 in change the other day at the corner of Main and Imperial.

  11. marktroy says: Feb 20, 2012 4:54 PM

    The only pic of Cutler that’s flattering is any that have his hot girlfriend in them.

  12. chillyp says: Feb 20, 2012 5:16 PM

    Bates better make sure he spends a lot of time getting the 2nd string QB reps……cause he’ll be in week 8.

  13. milehigh85 says: Feb 20, 2012 5:39 PM

    Where in the hell do you guys find these pictures?

  14. metalhead65 says: Feb 20, 2012 6:50 PM

    the addition of bates will help along with the new players they get on offense. the big key will be play calling and that has killed them for years no matter who was calling them. unlike every team but the bears they look at a play that works as 1 time thing and can’t call it again. or better yet always call the same plays,running every down under everybody not named martz then throw every down when was in charge. it’s called balance lovie use it!

  15. berto55 says: Feb 20, 2012 8:40 PM

    Johnny Knox is not playing football next year (except for maybe Madden) if ever again. I would think PFT would know that.

  16. rcali says: Feb 20, 2012 9:38 PM

    If you turn this Cutler picture upside down do you get a young hot girl?

  17. asublimeday says: Feb 21, 2012 12:31 AM

    Johnny Knox is not playing football next year (except for maybe Madden) if ever again. I would think PFT would know that.

    Actually, knox’s rehab is going very well. He’ll likely miss everything up to camp but he should be full-go next season.

    Seems like you should know that

  18. thrashlvr says: Feb 22, 2012 5:03 PM

    They need to get Brandon Marshall and put the whole Denver gang back together. Give the Dolphins next years first rounder. Cutler loves Marshall they get him they don’t have to draft a wide out in the first round. Plus rookie wide outs normally don’t produce like the A.J. Green did this year for the Bengals. The Bears need to try and win now before the defense gets too old.

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