For the third straight offseason, there’s a new bromance brewing at Halas Hall for quarterback Jay Cutler. This time, it’s quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh who’s crushing on Jay:
“Very impressed with Jay,” Cavanaugh said. “Very impressed. He’s borderline football brilliant. I think he gets it. I think he knows the game. I think he knows offensive schemes. I think he knows defenses.”
I think most of us would consider Jay borderline something, I just don’t know anyone would say borderline football brilliant. I guess three seasons of Mark Sanchez and a season with Tim Tebow has dulled Cavanaugh’s football sensibilities.
Here’s Cavanaugh on how things have been going in the limited time between Cutler and the new Bears quarterbacks coach:
“I think he’s embracing how we want to approach things,” he said. “There has been a lot of give and take. We didn’t come in here with a mandate that this is exactly how we’re doing it and there is no leeway. We wanted his feedback. He’s been willing to do that. It’s a good working relationship now.”
This rhetoric sound painfully familiar to the last couple of offseasons with Mike Martz and Mike Tice as the co-stars in the Cutler Bromance films. Does Cavanaugh complete the trilogy successfully or will this move turn out to be another Hangover?
What do you think? Is this just coach-speak or do you think there is a genuine connection between Cutler and this new coaching staff?