There is a great piece in the Chicago Tribune today by Dan Pompei about how Jay Cutler is like a new man.
The Chicago Bears have done everything possible to make Cutler happy. They fired Mike Martz, the offensive coordinator that Jay said was still stuck in 1999. They got him his QB coach. They traded for Brandon Marshall. They hired a new OC that is catering to Cutler’s talent rather than calling asinine plays that end with Cutler getting sacked and everyone at the bar cringing because WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT MIKE MARTZ?? WHY??
He has all the tools he needs to succeed, and what we’re seeing as a result is a more relaxed, friendlier Jay.
As Pompei notes: He recently signed with WMVP-AM 1000 to appear on a weekly in-season radio show the day after every game. And it apparently was not just to avoid diaper duty.
He actually said talking with hosts Marc Silverman and Tom Waddle is “going to be fun.” He might not realize they are members of the media.
Cutler has, more often than not, been criticized for not being friendly to the media. People have even gone so far as to say that he doesn’t care. He cares – trust me. He cares about his game, and he cares about winning. But, he is not here to be besties with the media and he’s not here to make sure every single Bears fan is pleased with his attitude. We’re paying him to throw a football.
However, I will be the first to say I love seeing his positivity about the 2012 season.
I think I can speak for all of us when I say that I would like to avoid a repeat of this incident.
The more I see and hear about this stacked team, the more I cannot wait for the season to start (and I am not one to rush summer – I yell at people on Twitter for counting down to football season).
Now, if only this Matt Forte nonsense could get worked out…