In Mike Martz's eyes, Jay Cutler can apparently walk on water.
To hear the new Bears offensive coordinator tell it, Cutler is well on his way to mastering the new offense, which challenges the quarterback to throw to spots more.
"What we do really fits him," Martz said. "He has that Kurt Warner awareness, if you will. He has such a keen sense of where everybody is at. He can see everything and can diagnose it without even thinking about it.
"We keep trying to challenge him with a lot of new things," Martz said. "Try to keep pressing the envelope. Then when we get back into the season, we'll come back and zero in each week."
Martz said they keep throwing new concepts at Cutler, and he's "handled everything remarkably well."
And even if something goes wrong? Well, Cutler can bail them out.
"He has always tried to do it just the way we've asked him to do it. Then, when things do break down, the really great ones have a sense of just finding a guy, and he can do that," Martz said. "He's been pretty remarkable so far. He's everything I had hoped he would be.
Is Cutler struggling with anything?
"Not really. His retention and everything is better than I thought it would be. There's just nothing I would say that we have to go back and fix. His footwork took a little bit longer, but he's got that down."
Think Martz likes his quarterback?
Other highlights from Martz:
* On where they are with installation of the offense: "I think we're not behind. I think we've progressed as well as we hope we would. We're not any further than that, and we're not behind, so I think that's very good."
* On the tight ends: "The tight ends have been very, very outstanding in camp. They've been pretty remarkable as a group.''
On Devin Hester: "I think Devin is ahead of the curve. He's had a remarkable camp, by the way. He came back after spring, there were times he struggled a bit in the spring trying to figure things out, but he's been mistake free so far. He's been outstanding in his route technique. So he's better right now than I would expect him to."
* On if he has concerns about the offensive line: "The thing biggest thing is settling on our starting five, and we'll do that fairly soon. We're trying to give as many guys inside an opportunity, to see what they have. We love our two tackles. I don't worry about the offensive line at all. I think we have the best guy coaching (Mike Tice). I really do.
"I can't tell you what a comfortable feeling it is for me. You just know things are going to get done right, and you know the approach, so I'm not worried about it at all.
I know that we're still looking at people, trying to give everybody as much chance as possible to define who they are, with an opportunity to help us.
Within the next two weeks, you'll see things sort out.
"Remember this: when a new offensive line comes together like this, in a new system, they are always behind everybody. They're jus so much information for them. Seven on seven guys can go out against air, in shorts, and get timing and learn and be good.
On the offensive line, you've got to put a helmet and pads on, to get timing against live people to really progress. That's why they'll be just a little bit behind. But that's normal."
* On whether he has enough weapons: "Oh heavens yes. I'm very pleased with our personnel. You look at the tight ends and the backs, and the offensive line will come together."
On if the Chicago weather would affect the offense: "No, not really. Remember, if it's not sure-footed for the receivers, it's the same footing for the DBs, and the quarterbacks. The only thing you have to pay attention to in the NFL, not so much the condition of the field, or cold or hot, or rain, it's wind. Wind has more of a factor than anything else."
On how Hester and Johnny Knox have looked: "They look like we want them to be, at this point. The pressman is always going to be issue in this system, with the releases. Darryl has done a great job with our group, getting off the ball against the press.
The thing that happened to me that I was impressed with. This is the first time it's happened to me, when you put something new in. We picked up with the receivers where we left off in the spring. We didn't have go back and redo something. They just came in and they were going pretty good, technically. I'm talking about the depth of things, precision of routes and adjustments. We just kept going. I'm very impressed with that group."