Jay Cutler’s Latest Bromance with Quarterback Coach Matt Cavanaugh


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

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?