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.