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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    IND 21 @ CHI 41

  • Week 2 - Sep 13

    CHI 10 @ GB 23

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    STL 6 @ CHI 23

  • Week 5 - Oct 01

    CHI 34 @ DAL 18

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    bye

  • Week 8 - Oct 22

    DET @ CHI

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    CHI @ TEN

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    HOU @ CHI

  • Week 12 - Nov 19

    CHI @ SF

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    SEA @ CHI

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    ATL 12 @ CHI 30

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    CHI 13 @ NO 30

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    GB 27 @ CHI 17

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    CAR 29 @ CHI 34

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    CHI 13 @ DET 24

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    MIN 10 @ CHI 39

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    CHI 24 @ TB 18

  • Week 8 - Oct 30

    bye

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    CHI 30 @ PHI 24

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    DET 13 @ CHI 37

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    SD 20 @ CHI 31

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    CHI 20 @ OAK 25

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    KC 10 @ CHI 3

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    CHI 10 @ DEN 13

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    SEA 38 @ CHI 14

  • Week 16 - Dec 25

    CHI 21 @ GB 35

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    DET 14 @ CHI 19

    372 pass yards

    2 TDs

    22 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    CHI 27 @ DAL 20

  • Week 3 - Sep 27

    GB 17 @ CHI 20

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    CHI 3 @ NYG 17

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    CHI 23 @ CAR 6

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    SEA 23 @ CHI 20

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    WAS 17 @ CHI 14

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    bye

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    CHI 22 @ BUF 19

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    MIN 13 @ CHI 27

  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    CHI 16 @ MIA 0

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    PHI 26 @ CHI 31

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    CHI 24 @ DET 20

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    NE 36 @ CHI 7

  • Week 15 - Dec 20

    CHI 40 @ MIN 14

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    NYJ 34 @ CHI 38

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    CHI 3 @ GB 10

  • Week 1 - Sep 13

    CHI 15 @ GB 21

  • Week 2 - Sep 20

    PIT 14 @ CHI 17

  • Week 3 - Sep 27

    CHI 25 @ SEA 19

  • Week 4 - Oct 04

    DET 24 @ CHI 48

  • Week 5 - Oct 11

    bye

  • Week 6 - Oct 18

    CHI 14 @ ATL 21

  • Week 7 - Oct 25

    CHI 10 @ CIN 45

  • Week 8 - Nov 01

    CLE 6 @ CHI 30

  • Week 9 - Nov 08

    ARI 41 @ CHI 21

    369 pass yards

    3 TDs

    17 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 10 - Nov 12

    CHI 6 @ SF 10

  • Week 11 - Nov 22

    PHI 24 @ CHI 20

  • Week 12 - Nov 29

    CHI 10 @ MIN 36

  • Week 13 - Dec 06

    STL 9 @ CHI 17

  • Week 14 - Dec 13

    GB 21 @ CHI 14

  • Week 15 - Dec 20

    CHI 7 @ BAL 31

  • Week 16 - Dec 28

    MIN 30 @ CHI 36

  • Week 17 - Jan 03

    CHI 37 @ DET 23

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Jay Cutler

Chicago Bears

2008 - 2011 Statistics



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2011 Stats        182/314    2319    13     7     18       55      1        156.3    15.6


2010 Stats        261/432    3274    23    16     50     232      1        273.6    17.1


2009 Stats        336/555    3666    27    26     40     173      1        277.9    17.4


2008 Stats        384/616    4526    25    18     57     200      2        313.0    19.6







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2012 Pros and Cons

(+) Jay is reunited with one of the best wide receivers in the game…who coincidently is also one of his best friends (Brandon Marshall)


(+) During the Marshall/Cutler era in Denver, Jay put up some of the best numbers of his career including in 2008 when he threw for 4,525 yards and had the third-most QB fantasy points in the league


(+) Matt Forte proved to be one of the leagues best backs when healthy providing both a solid rushing attack as well as one of the best pass-catchers out of the backfield in the game today


(+) The running threat of the Forte/Bush combo will give the Bears more of an opportunity for play-action passes


(+) The Bears offensive line should be much improved this season in terms of both health and experience


(+) Mike Martz is gone, Mike Tice is in


(+) Tice not only will be removing the seven-step drop for Cutler, but will also allow him to audible (which he wasn’t allowed to do before), give him more roll-outs (which he likes) and generally put him in a much better position to succeed


(+) Bringing back Jeremy Bates, who was his QB coach in Denver, will be big for Cutler’s confidence as the Bears passing game will ultimately have Bates’ stamp on it


(+) Kellen Davis (6’7”), rookie Alshon Jeffrey (6’3”) and Brandon Marshall (6’4”) give Cutler maybe the tallest Red Zone-threat trio in the NFL


(+) No Johnny Knox means fewer chances for Cutler INTs


(+) Hester’s reduced role should mean more specific plays designed for his skill-set…which could mean more big plays for Cutler


(+) The Bears are going to need to score big to win games in the NFC North


(+) From a fantasy point of view, you gotta love his gunslinger mentality


(–) Will the offensive line finally be able to put it together and keep Jay upright long enough for him to flourish?


(–) Only threw for two 300-yard games last season (played 10 games due to injury)


(–) Didn’t throw for more than two TDs in any single game last season


(–) If Jay becomes INT-prone again, he might actually get hurt having to make tackles every game


(–) Could start off slow while getting used to playing with both the rookie (Jeffery) and his buddy (Marshall) again


(–) If he couldn't adjust to Martz's offense, how will Daddy Cutler adjust to diaper-duty and breastfeeding in public this season? (Fiancé Kristin Cavallari is due in August)

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2009 Review

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What a polarizing season “My Left Nutler” had in 2009, as he turned out to be even more of a bipolar player than Sexy Rexy was (is that possible?). When he was good, such as the game against the vaunted Vikings at the end of the season when he picked them apart for 4 TDs in an overtime win, he was unstoppable.  But when he was bad, like when he threw 5 interceptions against the 49ers, including that dreadful duck on the last play of the game from the 12-yard line that could have won it, you almost had to feel embarrassed for him both as a player and as a man.  However, it shouldn’t have been too unexpected, as it was just his first year under center with a new ballclub.  Plus, he was working with a receiving corps that was not even 1/3 as good combined as Brandon Marshall is alone.  That said, his final 2009 statistics put him on the cusp of fantasy starter status regardless of the fact that he threw the most interceptions in the league (26) and most since Favre threw 29 in 2005.




jay cutler 2009 stats


~ Set career bests in passing TDs (27), interceptions (26), and sacks taken (35)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook







Not that Cutler would ever be considered a sleeper, but after the year he just had, that might be exactly what you have to call him in 2010.  The Bears brought in Mike Martz, the most QB-minded offensive coordinator the NFL has seen in the past decade or so (aka the man who made Kurt Warner and Marc Bulger), so that alone should get the juices flowing for Cutler owners.  He still has one of the best arms in the league, and combined with the speed of the Bears receivers and Martz’s game-plan, it’s possible Cutler shoots back up into the top 5-10 fantasy QBs in the league.  His desperado tendencies are what give him the potential to both prosper and fail at the same time, but no matter which way the river ends up flowing; you know it will always be exciting to watch… especially if you took the chance on him as your starting fantasy QB.


~ With Mike Martz in town, Cutler will be given every chance in the world to put up career numbers in 2010


~ Matt Forte and Chester Taylor are both very good at catching balls out of the backfield


~ The offensive line should be much improved under the tutelage of the Bears new O-Line coach, Mike Tice


~ As we saw in the last few games, Chicago's no-name receivers came into their own and really look for them to improve in 2010

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Jay Cutler (@JayCutler6) can be followed on Twitter at  http://twitter.com/JayCutler6


 


 


Follow Pyro® on Twitter @pyroman1ac

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And somehow at the end of that game the Bears still had a chance to win.


 


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Cutler was on the right end of a terrible call, check it out:







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Contract

In the middle of the 2009 season, the Bears inked Cutler to a five-year, $49.77 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed, a $7 million signing bonus, almost all of his 2009 income ($10.035 million), and $3.3 million of his 2010 salary.  He can also earn $500,000 in workout bonuses for each year from 2010-2013.  AWOW!  The rest goes like this:


2010 - $7.5 million


2011 - $8.1 million


2012 - $8.2 million


2013 - $8.9 million


2014 – Free Agent


 


 


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Handcuff

Caleb Hanie


Caleb Hanie is currently the handcuff for Cutler.  Because Mike Martz is in town, he might even be worth the risk at the end of your draft

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Strength of Schedule

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Injury Report

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Cutler has missed no time due to injury the past three seasons

Trestman expects Cutler to start on Sunday

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman said Wednesday he expects Jay Cutler to be his starting quarterback Sunday in Cleveland.

Cutler has missed the Bears’ last four games with a high-ankle sprain but returned to practice last week.

With only one full practice Thursday and then a shorter session Friday, Trestman wants to leave no ambiguity or confusion on who this week’s starting quarterback is when the team begins its full on-field preparations for the Browns. And the Bears coach expected Wednesday afternoon’s workout with Cutler to provide the answer.

“We’ll have receivers there,” Trestman said. “We’ll work him through drops, re-direct him in the pocket, move him up and down and get as much suddenness out of him as we can. We saw that last week. But again, he’s been off for three or four days now. So we want to do it again and make sure that he feels good and we feel good.”

Trestman said Cutler had been cleared by team doctors to resume work at full speed. Now the Bears simply want to use Wednesday afternoon’s workout to give both Cutler and the coaching staff enough information to make a smart decision on the quarterback’s status.

Trestman anticipated the workout would be a good one with Cutler but didn’t want to rush into declaring him the starter prematurely.

“We don’t have to make a decision today,” Trestman said. “So we’re not going to. But (Thursday) we will. Because we have to. ... As long as we see (what we want) and he feels good, I anticipate we will be moving forward (Thursday).”

Pyro's take: This is the move that we here in Chicago expected to happen. There are many outside of Chicago who think that McCown is the correct choice to start at quarterback this week, but this is Cutler's team.

McCown has done an amazing job of filling in and orchestrating the offense, but the Bears need to see Cutler on the field. The Bears are deciding if they are going to offer Jay a long term contract, so they need these final three games to evaluate, and with the way McCown has played, Cutler knows he needs to step up.

The Browns have a middle of the road defense, so if Cutler starts he will have a chance to put up good fantasy numbers. In fact with the weapons Chicago has if Cutler does not put up fantasy production he may end up playing somewhere else next season.

12/11/13, 05:21 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.chicagotribune.com

Cutler is still the starter, but won't return this week

The Bears are having no difficulty ignoring any outside chatter about whether Josh McCown should replace Jay Cutler as the first-string quarterback.

"We know who our starting quarterback is," center Roberto Garza said Monday on the heels of McCown's second straight victory as a replacement for the injured Jay Cutler.

"Even Josh said it. Jay is the starting quarterback for this team. He’s the leader of this team. Josh is our backup. He’s playing really good football right now. There’s no question about that. But Jay remains our starter, and I’m sure that will be the case."

The ever-gracious McCown after Sunday's game seemed tired of the subject.

"I have said this over and over again – I’m the backup quarterback on this team," he said. "The way that I serve my team is to play when the starter is not healthy. Jay is our starting quarterback, there is no doubt about that.

"So for me, I need to serve our team in my role. Hopefully whenever Jay is healthy, we are still in a position to get everything we want to get accomplished and done when he takes back over.”

Pyro's take: Josh McCown has done a nice job covering for Jay Cutler as he nurses a high ankle sprain. McCown has proven to be a decent waiver wire add at the quarterback position, but this will only last until Cutler is healthy.

From the reports out of Chicago it seems Cutler should be ready to return for the Vikings game on Dec 1st. Although he is still in a cast, so you might get 2 more games from McCown before Cutler returns. Just be aware that Cutler will start when healthy.

11/18/13, 06:58 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.chicagotribune.com

Cutler out with a high ankle sprain

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a high ankle sprain and won't play Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens at Soldier Field, coach Marc Trestman said Monday.

Josh McCown will get the start against the Ravens. Cutler's playing status is being called "week-to-week," and Trestman said “it certainly won't be this week."

Pyro's take: Cutler may be dealing with a high ankle sprain, but it looked like he did not fully recover from his groin injury either. As will happen when players rush to get back...they lose even more time. Cutler will probably be out 3-5 weeks is my guess.

Josh McCown has done a nice job filling in for Cutler, and he should not have a negative impact on Brandon Marshall. The Bears will be at home again next week in a must win game versus the Ravens.

11/11/13, 09:42 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.chicagotribune.com

Cutler waiting on medical clearance

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's availability for Sunday's game against the Lions will come into clearer focus Thursday when his torn left groin muscle will be evaluated and his status for practice determined.

"I don’t know where he’s at, really," coach Marc Trestman said. "He has been running around, working out with the trainers. He spent a lot of time on the off day with Bobby (Slater, director of rehabilitation) working with bands and redirecting and things like that. It’ll be day to day, and we’ll see more tomorrow. We’re hopeful, but we’ve got to be reserved about it as well. We’ll see where things are in the morning when he’ll be evaluated.”

"There is no gray area in this decision," Trestman said. "The doctors are either going to say he can play, and that means he can play without any sense that there’s going to be — nobody can ever predict 100 percent, and we wouldn’t do that either, but certainly that the doctors feel that he would be ready to play, and play at full speed. If he is, then he’ll go. That’s really it.”

Pyro's take: It is my belief that Cutler will not play on Sunday, but he is a tough guy and if he is cleared I know he will be on the field.

This is a huge game for the Bears, as they look to split the season series with Lions as well as take control of the NFC North. If Cutler is not 100% I think it would be best to sit him for this game, especially since he will be facing Ndamukong Suh, who has a history of delivering punishment to Cutler.

11/06/13, 07:17 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.chicagotribune.com

Cutler is on fire and ready for a familiar foe

In the Bears' last game against the Redskins, quarterback Jay Cutler suffered the ignominy of being intercepted four times in one game by the same player -- an NFL record -- while cornerback DeAngelo Hall's jersey was sent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Cutler on Thursday was not interested in re-living that when he was asked whether any part of him is looking forward to facing Hall again on Sunday.
"Another player," Cutler said, adding that he had no thoughts about that 17-14 defeat in 2010.

Hall brushed off Cutler's comment Thursday.

“I don’t know what you want Jay to say," Hall told reporters in Washington. "'Oh my God, I’m scared of this guy!' I don’t know what you want him to say. He’s trying to say I’m another guy. Whether he believes that in his heart or not, that’s what he has to say. I’m another guy. He’s gone against some great corners in this league. I’m not probably the best guy he’s ever gone against."


Pyro's take: Cutler should be looking forward to this game and burning DeAngelo Hall a few times. When Hall set the record against Cutler did not have Brandon Marshall, Martellus Bennett or Alshon Jeffery available in the passing game, nor did he have Marc Trestmen quarterback whisperer.

Here are the facts, over the past 2 weeks Cutler looks like a different quarterback: completing 48 of 69 passes (69.5%) for 620 yards with 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Jay has also used his legs effectively running for 47 yards on 7 carries. From a person who lives in Chicago I can tell you that Jay Cutler looks more confident and effective than he has since he has been in Chicago and I look for him to exorcise his DeAngelo Hall demon this weekend.

10/17/13, 07:07 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.chicagotribune.com

Mike Martz hired as Bears offensive coordinator

The Chicago Bears announced today that they have signed Mike Martz to be their offensive coordinator for the 2010 season. The deal is said to be for two years and now gives the Bears four current/former head coaches on their 2010 coaching staff: Current head coach Lovie Smith, former Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli (defensive line coach), former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Tice (offensive line coach), and former St. Louis Rams head coach Mike Martz (offensive coordinator).

Pyro's take: Finally the Bears have "their guy". After going through a lengthy search composed mainly of candidates who pulled out of the running before an offer was even made, Chicago ended up settling for someone who had no problem ripping Jay Cutler to shreds early on in 2009. In order to mend possible broken bridges between the two, Martz immediately flew down to Tennessee to speak with Cutler after his interview.
Animosity aside, Cutler stands to gain the most fantasy-wise from the hiring, while TE Greg Olsen stands to lose the most. Martz has never been one to integrate the tight end into his offensive schemes, but wide receivers Devin Hester, Devin Aromashodu, Johnny Knox and Earl Bennett could be in for a nice uptick in value, as should RB Matt Forte.

02/01/10, 03:00 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: sports.espn.go.com

Chargers' TE coach Rob Chudzinski possible candidate for Bears OC spot?

The Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears will ask permission to interview him early next week. "Chud" as we will opt to call him, is responsible for turning Derek Anderson into a pro bowl QB in 2007 before moving on to the Chargers organization. Colts WRs coach Clyde Christensen was also mentioned as a possible candidate.

Pyro's take: Anyone is better than Ron Turner. And Cutler could benefit from a guy with Chud's background. Man, would it suck to have the nickname "Chud".

01/17/10, 10:00 AM CST by
Source: twitter.com

Cutler injures throwing hand, but should be fine

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler injured his throwing hand on Sunday when he was driven to the ground by the Rams Leonard Little. When asked if the injury would affect his game going forward, Cutler said, "I just dinged it a little bit... I will be fine."

Pyro's take: The Bears needed that victory in a big way yesterday, even though it was a sloppy one. If Cutler's confidence is back, you should continue to be able to use him on your fantasy football team. If not, we hope you have a backup as it's getting down to crunch time.

12/07/09, 10:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.suntimes.com

Cowher interested in the Bears?

An unnamed source told the NFL Network that the Chicago Bears would be one of the few teams that would excite current CBS television analyst Bill Cowher into coaching next year. Two sources close to Cowher also said that the former coach is more ready now than at any time since retiring, but that he will remain very selective about his next move.
Cowher has also made it known he will not make a decision on a team until after the 2009 season out of respect for coaches and CBS.

Pyro's take: Holy shit! Cowher is exactly the type of coach the Bears need!
Chicago fans deserve more than having to hear another year of Lovie Smith saying "there's still a lot of football to be played", or "I still feel like we're in the mix", or "there's just a few small things we need to correct".
Mr. Cowher, we certainly understand and appreciate the respect you have for all those involved, but please, here's a pen, and in fact, here are the keys to the Bic factory... please, for the love of George Halas, please please please just sign on the dotted line.

11/24/09, 07:45 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: espn.go.com

Bears to pare back playbook for Cutler?

The Bears are making too many mistakes within the offense they run, so OC Ron Turner said he's willing to cut back the playbook in an effort to curb those problems.
"I'll look at it, see what we need to do to give us a chance to get better, and if we're doing too much, we'll cut back," Turner said. "Obviously, we are because we're making too many mistakes. Just have to figure out what we do well, and that's what we'll do."

Pyro's take: The problems stem a bit from Cutler being new to the offense, but the main problem seems to be in the blocking across the offensive line and those supposed to be helping with it. As predicted, Cutler has been a QB2 in the world of fantasy football so far this year, and looks to stay that way.

11/02/09, 12:30 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: blogs.suntimes.com

Cutler signs 2-year extension through 2013

The Chicago Bears signed quarterback Jay Cutler to a two-year, $30 million contract extension on Tuesday, thus keeping the young gunslinger in town through 2013. The deal included $20 million in guaranteed money.

Pyro's take: The Bears end up with somewhat of a steal here with Cutler getting around $50 million from now to 2013. There were skeptics and naysayers galore when the Bears gave up the farm for him in the off-season, but Cutler has more than proved his worth and will now be the focal point of the Bears offense for years to come.

10/20/09, 09:45 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Bears and Bucs make a deal

The Chicago Bears acquired defensive end Gaines Adams from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a 2010 second-round draft choice. Adams was the Bucs first-round selection and fourth-overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft.

Pyro's take: The Bears have now traded away their first and second-round picks in the 2010 draft, with the first-round selection going to Denver in the trade for Jay Cutler.

10/16/09, 08:45 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.chicagobears.com

Does Cutler see Owens coming to the Bears?

When asked what he would say if the Bears management came to him about making a trade for Bills wide receiver Terrell Owens, quarterback Jay Cutler said: "I don't think they're going to. I think they'll do that upstairs."
Also when asked if he had tweeted or texted Owens, Cutler simply said that he didn't know him.

Pyro's take: As unlikely as it is, the move would be certainly be intriguing. However, the Bears receiving corps has done better than expected this year, and with the Bears passing up numerous chances at grabbing other veteran receivers up 'til now, it's hard to see them finally making a move on a cancer such as TO.

10/14/09, 04:15 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: sportsillustrated.cnn.com

Cutler gets ripped a new one

Speaking about Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's post-game press conference, former head coaches Jim Mora and Mike Martz took shots at Cutler saying things like "he looked completely immature", "he acted like he didn't even care", and "he just doesn't get it".

Pyro's take: Mora and Martz are spot on with their comments. Here's another quote that fits:
"Come on, 'rook, show us that million-dollar arm. 'Cause I got; oh yeah, I got a good idea about that five-cent head of yours." - Crash Davis to Ebby Calvin LaLoosh in Bull Durham

09/15/09, 07:30 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: blogs.suntimes.com

Cutler looking in control of offense

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler looks to be very comfortable with his new team as he went 15-of-21 for 144 yards and a 6-yard TD in the first half of their game against the Broncos Sunday night. This past off-season, Cutler was traded from the Broncos to the Bears for QB Kyle Orton and multiple draft picks in the biggest trade for both teams in quite some time.

Pyro's take: From what we can tell, the Bears got the better end of the deal thus far, but it still cost them their immediate future to get him. However, if Cutler keeps this up, Bears fans will quickly forget about those first-round draft picks it took to get their star.

08/30/09, 03:45 PM CDT by
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Bears' first team to get extended playing time Saturday

Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said that the first team will "play into the second quarter" in their first preseason game against the Buffalo Bills Saturday night.

Pyro's take: This is what we're talkin about. Most teams usually keep their starters in one or two series in the first preseason game, so this should make for some interesting and exciting action for Bears' fans as they get to see new QB Jay Cutler lead the offense for the first time.

08/13/09, 09:00 AM CDT by
Source: espn.go.com

Cutler wants input on starters

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler said he wants the team to ask for his input when selecting the final 53-man roster. "If they don't ask me [my opinion], I'm going to tell them what I think...I have to be the one throwing to them on game day. I have to trust them," Cutler said.

Pyro's take: Cutler has a point, but this should come as no shock that he wants control of the team. If everything works out how it's supposed to, Cutler will be throwing to the right people anyways.

08/13/09, 08:00 AM CDT by
Source: www.chicagotribune.com

Bears' Cutler throws well in scrimmage

Chicago Bears' QB Jay Cutler went 22-28 in the Bears scrimmage last weekend. It's worth noting that he didn't face a pass rush.

Pyro's take: There's not much to read into this, other than it proves that Cutler is accurate, precise, and can put the ball where it needs to be placed. We'll see what he does when he faces another team for the first time Saturday night.

08/10/09, 10:00 AM CDT by
Source: www.nationalfootballpost.com

Cutler and Olsen getting along famously

Jay Cutler and Greg Olsen continue to build their on-field rapport in camp. There is a mutual admiration with what each bring in to the fold.

Pyro's take: Look, this isn't rocket science. Cutler can make Olsen a rich man. That's not to say that this love-fest isn't genuine, but if it's not, you won't hear about it. The important take-away here is that Olsen is Cutler biggest and most talented target heading into the season. We are bullish on Olsen this season.

08/06/09, 05:45 PM CDT by
Source: www.chicagobears.com

Cutler reportedly called out by Urlacher

Vikings WR Bobby Wade (a former Bear) said that Bears LB Brian Urlacher called new QB Jay Cutler a "pussy" recently while Urlacher and Wade were hanging out in Las Vegas.

Pyro's take: Whatever happened to the motto, "Whatever happens in Vegas..."? Must've gone out when "The Hangover" came in. Regardless, we aren't putting any stock in this. Whether it was said or not should be a non-issue as the Bears start training camp. We think it's just Wade trying to stir the pot.

08/03/09, 02:30 PM CDT by
Source: profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

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