Dec 30, 2012; Detroit, MI, USA; Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (6) before the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Jay Cutler’s Latest Bromance with Quarterback Coach Matt Cavanaugh

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?


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  • David Bass

    Jay is really a good QB. The problem is the O-Line and lack of weapons.he has had in the past. I mean has he really been bad in Chicago? You guys act like he is horrible or something. Do you remember him bringing us back to tie Seattle, yet it was our defense who let them score on the first drive. As far as interceptions, yes Jay can be at fault for some but I would not say all. Look at Hester running the wrong route, etc. If he leaves the Bears after this year he will get picked up by another team – fast. You are right all coaches see the talent which he has but 38 Sacks last year and not counting the hits – yet we were still 10-6. The O-line was horrible! We only had BMarsh and teams knew it. It is easy to point at Jay, but look at his protection and weapons in the past!

    • OldManBoner

      It’s milky as is. You never know what will happen. But jay ends up doing what he wants

  • OldManBoner

    I think we’ll find out just how bad jay wants it. He’s got to have a solid line to be successful. Pardon me if I’m skeptical about the line after all these years. Hopefully it improves, but I wouldn’t doubt it if it doesn’t

  • Luke the Duke

    Here’s what u seem to be missing, Boomer-Jay is the best QB the Bears have had since Sid Luckman. There’s a reason he gets high praise from his QB coaches/OC’s…..because he’s good. He understands the game and is extremely confident-sometimes too confident- in his abilities. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. I’d rather have a QB with some swagger out there than somebody with no confidence in their ability, I.E. Sanchez. If Cutler can get a line to block for him and if Forte stays healthy, the sky’s the limit. There’s a reason he’s been praised by so many offensive minds at the highest level of play-its not like these guys r high school gym teachers talking about him-its because the guy has some serious skills.