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Cutler Getting Familiar with the Bears Offense


I have to admit: I'm mostly posting this because I am tired of hearing about Brett Favre, so I thought I'd fight back with some Cutler. Really, who cares if the Vikings get Favre (which his agent is denying anyway)? We got Cutler, you lose!

Back to the post. This article is just a quick one on Cutler getting a grasp on our offense, in all its complex glory. 

“Jay’s a pro,” Hamilton said. “He’s very sharp. He’s picking it up extremely well. After we finish our offseason workout sessions out on the field, he spends extra time here not just studying the playbook but spending time with coach Turner going through the [videotape] cutups from last year.

“A lot of the pass concepts are somewhat universal. It’s just a matter of him getting acclimated to the verbiage that we use within our system. Probably the biggest transition for Jay is just learning the rules for the protections and some of the intricacies of how our reads and progressions are in the offense.”

The Bears system is similar to the one that Cutler operated in Denver. Last season the 6-3, 233-pounder was voted to the Pro Bowl after completing 62.3 percent of his passes for a Broncos-record 4,526 yards with 25 touchdowns, 18 interceptions and an 86.0 rating.