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Cutler has to adjust to lack of pressure

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After the Bears overhauled his offensive line this offseason, quarterback Jay Cutler has had to adjust to a new way of doing business.

And for a guy who always seemed to have a dicey relationship with his blockers, he’s now having to work harder because they’re better.

“The hardest thing right now is stepping in the pocket and not seeing ghosts because these guys are doing such a fabulous job protecting,” Cutler said on his weekly radio show on ESPN 1000. “It’s just getting used to being able to take my steps, take my appropriate drop and step up and go through all my reads. It’s a good problem to have, but it’s still something I have to get used to with these new guys.”

The Bears have a pair of rookies starting in the right as part of the new group, and they’ve been impressed with how even-keeled Cutler has been despite all the changes.

“He’s so cool,” guard Kyle Long said. “I wish I was as cool as Jay Cutler. I was all fired up, and Jay, his heart was going two beats a minute like nothing was going on. He does a great job. He’s our leader on the offensive side of the ball and we’ll follow him to the promised land.”

And because he can see things clearly, he has a better chance of leading them somewhere.

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39 Responses to “Cutler has to adjust to lack of pressure”
  1. jazsrt says: Sep 18, 2013 8:39 AM

    I am SO glad that turd J’Marcus Webb is off the team.

    What a joke that guy was.

  2. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Sep 18, 2013 8:40 AM

    Even as a Bears fan I wouldn’t bank on two games proving anything. After Game 4 the schedule really picks up and we’ll see what we have then.

  3. onlythebest36 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:53 AM

    Finally something positive to adjust to when talking about the offensive line.

  4. duece5 says: Sep 18, 2013 8:59 AM

    SLOW DOWN BEARS fans……if the coaching staff on the Vikings, and HAD THE BALLS, they would have won the game, when up by three, 1 and goal, with htree minutes, and they try to plow through the line.

    Musgrave is a joke, and Leslie has to call time out on the last play when the bears scored, as Cook was waving for help.

    No, I wasn’t over impressed with either team…..

  5. clayminator says: Sep 18, 2013 9:00 AM

    “I wish I was as cool as Jay Cutler.”

    sounds like Long has a future in comedy after his football career (2015)

  6. emoney826 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:03 AM

    Just wait until week 9, when the Cutler frustration kicks in.

  7. anhdazman says: Sep 18, 2013 9:03 AM

    Watching his dad growing up on the Raiders. I really wanted Kyle Long in the 2nd round. He looks like a promising young rookie. Strong SOB like his dad and brother Chris on the Rams.

    All those critics saying how the Bears reached for Long are now shutting their mouths.

  8. jazsrt says: Sep 18, 2013 9:03 AM

    He is probably seeing the ghost of Webb letting every D-End/OLB in the league walk right past him.

    (Yeah, I really don’t like Webb.)

  9. t3dstrik3r says: Sep 18, 2013 9:07 AM

    If I got a dollar for each excuse Cutler makes for himself, and for each excuse the media makes for Cutler, I’d be rich.

  10. jazsrt says: Sep 18, 2013 9:07 AM

    duece5 says:
    Sep 18, 2013 8:59 AM
    SLOW DOWN BEARS fans……if the coaching staff on the Vikings, and HAD THE BALLS, they would have won the game, when up by three, 1 and goal, with htree minutes, and they try to plow through the line.

    Musgrave is a joke, and Leslie has to call time out on the last play when the bears scored, as Cook was waving for help.

    No, I wasn’t over impressed with either team…..
    ___________________________________

    1. Our Defense held you to a field goal and the above referenced play.

    2. Our Offense drove the field and got us a touchdown.

    3. Our coaches have the “balls” mentioned above to trust our QB to throw.

    4. Without the run back on the first play, and the fumble, the Vikings would have not been in this game.

    5. I hope you never have to see Webb start.

  11. dingleberri says: Sep 18, 2013 9:15 AM

    So many Bears haters, so little time.

  12. doubleogator says: Sep 18, 2013 9:16 AM

    Too words: Aaron Kromer, look at the improvement on the Bears OL and look at the Saints first two games, where the OL looks awful…

  13. jojopuppyfish says: Sep 18, 2013 9:16 AM

    Not mentioned in the article, but if your a Bears fan, The Jay Cutler Show is a must listen each week. He’s actually sarcastically funny and there’s usually good information that comes out of the show.

  14. jojopuppyfish says: Sep 18, 2013 9:18 AM

    Last Year’s OL for the bears
    J Webb- Backup on Vikings
    Lance Louis -Currently a FA
    Gabe Carmini -Started on Tampa Bay
    Roberto Garza -Still starter for Bears
    Chris Spencer -Currently a FA

    Amazing job of revamp goes to Phil Emery and Trestman which was accomplished in 1 year

  15. clayminator says: Sep 18, 2013 9:30 AM

    do you miss me yet?

    -Lovie

  16. tokyosandblaster says: Sep 18, 2013 9:32 AM

    After two games, against the Vikings and bengals?

    Everyone was saying the Packers line looked better after the niners game, but against the redskins they started off poorly.

    It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Don’t get too excited.

  17. jazsrt says: Sep 18, 2013 9:44 AM

    tokyosandblaster says:
    Sep 18, 2013 9:32 AM
    After two games, against the Vikings and bengals?

    Everyone was saying the Packers line looked better after the niners game, but against the redskins they started off poorly.

    It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Don’t get too excited.
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    Chicago’s excitement for an offense line that can block is the same as Green Bay’s excitement for a running game.

    Both teams should be excited for the improvements they’ve seen this year.

  18. dino2997 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:44 AM

    2-0 against two playoff teams from last season while learning a new offense…again. As a Bears fan I absolutely love Cutler and love him even more when I see the comments from the ignorant haters. Very few QB’s would have been able to pull off that last second win in that heavy rain last week.

  19. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 18, 2013 9:45 AM

    Things will be back to normal this weekend as Cutler is running for his life from Lawrence Timmons and Jarvis Jones.

  20. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 18, 2013 9:46 AM

    Not to mention Cutler will have no one to throw to, as Ike will lock down Marshall for about 3 catches, 25 yds.

  21. jazsrt says: Sep 18, 2013 9:48 AM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Sep 18, 2013 9:46 AM
    Not to mention Cutler will have no one to throw to, as Ike will lock down Marshall for about 3 catches, 25 yds.

    ________________________________

    Don’t know if you’ve heard, but we have a few other receivers this year…and a big ass tight end who scored 2 TD’s for us last week.

    (This game is going to be tough, though.)

  22. clayminator says: Sep 18, 2013 9:53 AM

    if the Bears beat a very angry Steelers team this weekend, then you will have my attention.

    right now, you had two squeakers that could have easily went the other direction.

    Bears still have the Lovie horseshoe firmly planted in their posterior.

  23. stoogy says: Sep 18, 2013 9:58 AM

    The bears are going to destroy the steelers in thier own house. 0-3 for the steelers comming! This Bears team will shut down that already sad offense they put together in the Burgh! BMarshal is going to make this secondary look like kids. (really slow kids) And Cutler will not be missing wide open recieves like Dalton did on Monday. This one will get ugly. Sure wish i had the Bears Defense in fantasy football this week. Ben will have a few INTs maybe one or 2 pick sixes. He is one of the worse QB’s in the LG, NOFOOL that is league.

  24. metalhead65 says: Sep 18, 2013 9:59 AM

    we know the season is long but after years of not having anything resembling a quality NFL offensive line or offense the early results look great. I am sure there will be bumps in the road as the season goes along but right now we are enjoying what we are seeing. Cutler looks like the qb the bears traded for. Lovie smith and his band of idiots had no idea what to do with him . it’s like they looked at what worked for him and denver and said we don’t do that here, work on that screen pass to hester and lead us to the super bowl. as for the competition they have faced,if I am not mistaken didn’t both these teams make the playoffs last year? now because the bears beat them they suck? whatever makes you feel better I guess but all I care about is they are 2-0 and look good so far!

  25. gbmickey says: Sep 18, 2013 10:12 AM

    In the words of Charles Barkley the Steelers are terrrble. Congrats on the soon to be 3-0 but we all know the division title will have to be taken from GB and the Bears arent there yet.

  26. titansbro says: Sep 18, 2013 10:32 AM

    2 games against 2 very good d-lines.

  27. chriszavala says: Sep 18, 2013 10:55 AM

    crownofthehelmet says: Sep 18, 2013 9:46 AM

    Not to mention Cutler will have no one to throw to, as Ike will lock down Marshall for about 3 catches, 25 yds.

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    Ike who? Maybe Ike will hold Marshall to 3 catches and 25 yards… on the first drive. The Sheelers are not going to be able to shut down Machine Marshall, let alone the rest of the weapons we have. Bears by 10 at least!

  28. chriszavala says: Sep 18, 2013 10:58 AM

    BTW I am SO thrilled to have the Bears D in fantasy this week… I can’t stop grinning trying to guess how many points they’ll put up against little ben…

  29. bearshaterseverywhere says: Sep 18, 2013 11:06 AM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Sep 18, 2013 9:45 AM
    Things will be back to normal this weekend as Cutler is running for his life from Lawrence Timmons and Jarvis Jones.

    _________________________________

    Maybe you missed week 1 when the Bears O-line shut the Bengals Front 7. You should maybe think before you type like a Dar Dar. Cutler didn’t even get sacked once vs. the Bengals! Oh yeah and in case you missed Monday night the Steelers got owned by a team the Bears defeated…..Hello!!!!

  30. ihaterogergoodell says: Sep 18, 2013 11:45 AM

    t3dstrik3r says: Sep 18, 2013 9:07 AM

    If I got a dollar for each excuse Cutler makes for himself, and for each excuse the media makes for Cutler, I’d be rich.
    ————————-

    Dude is either a fan of a different NFC North team, a Bears fan living outside of Chicago, smoking crack, or any combination thereof. The media HATES Jay Cutler. Every little altercation on the sideline is blown out of proportion and analyzed ad nauseum. Last year they made a big deal out of him NOT SMILING after beating the Panthers on a game-winning drive. He is criticized for taking away time from his studies to guest star in an episode of The League. Not to mention everyone still sips the haterade after he sprained his MCL in the NFC Championship game…

  31. 60193sheik says: Sep 18, 2013 12:31 PM

    bearssss… ditka…ditka….ditka ….bearsssss

  32. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 18, 2013 1:01 PM

    I hope they show a ton of the replay of Bus trucking over Urlacher on his way to the end zone. Classic moment, likely re-lived Sunday with Felix Jones and DJ Williams.

  33. jazsrt says: Sep 18, 2013 1:28 PM

    crownofthehelmet says:
    Sep 18, 2013 1:01 PM
    I hope they show a ton of the replay of Bus trucking over Urlacher on his way to the end zone. Classic moment, likely re-lived Sunday with Felix Jones and DJ Williams.
    _________________________________

    I also hope they show a ton of replays of how the Bears scored more points in the first half of last weeks’ game than your team has all season.

  34. larryboodry says: Sep 18, 2013 2:27 PM

    @crownofthe(empty)helmet:

    Even if ‘Ike’ holds Marshall to just 3 catches, the Bears have a slew of other playmakers on offense this year…M. Bennett, Forte, Jeffery…and M. Bush and E. Bennett, also.

    That said, the Steelers, while not a good team this year, are a desperate one. It will be a hard-fought game.

  35. jackrabbitz says: Sep 18, 2013 5:33 PM

    If indeed he has so much time, those games should not have even been close.

  36. edavidberg says: Sep 18, 2013 5:59 PM

    Nobody shuts down Brandon Marshall, particularly not one on one. He’s the best receiver and potentially the best offensive player the Bears have had.

  37. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 18, 2013 8:04 PM

    It’s evident you haven’t had the honor of watching Taylor shut down every big name receiver he faces – and one on one to boot. He made AJ Green look silly last week, and Green is much better than Marshall.

  38. justorion says: Sep 18, 2013 8:18 PM

    I have to say this, If Lovie Smith was still coaching the Bears would be 0-2, Near the end of the second quarter on both games Trestman continued to try and add extra pints before the end of the half. Both times getting only a field goal, but a field goal that helped decide the game. If the Bears don’t get those extra 3 points in both games the outcomes would be very different.

  39. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 21, 2013 8:28 PM

    jackrabbitz says: Sep 18, 2013 5:33 PM

    If indeed he has so much time, those games should not have even been close.
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    Except for the fact that Cutler is fat and not very good.

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