A defensive coordinator shared his thoughts on Jay Cutler with us on Thursday shortly after the trade.
Today, we placed a call to a quarterbacks coach in the league who weighed in on the Bears' new quarterback provided he could do so without being revealed.
"I like the kid. I wish I was working with him,'' the quarterbacks coach said. ``He's a little sloppy with his mechanics at times. He's not as consistent with his release as he can be. But he stands in the pocket and just has great courage. As far as accuracy, a quick release, he's great.
"I mean, what do I not like about the kid? Sometimes it's the mechanics--both with his feet and his arm. Sometimes he can bring the ball down to his knees as he winds up to throw. But we're just nitpicking. The positives far outweigh the negatives here. Other than that, he's got it all.
"Anybody can throw on the tape and pick apart any quarterback in the league and say, `Here are 10 throws that were way off.' Thing is, you can find 40 of those throws with most quarterbacks. He's at such a young point in his career, he's shown he has a great presence in the pocket. He keeps his eyes downfield and doesn't see the rush at all. That's hard to teach a quarterback. He has a tremendous feel in the pocket.''