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Jay Cutler insists that receivers "have looked great"

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Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler addressed reporters. No major news or nuggets, but here's some things he talked about:

On the offense: "Seven-step drop is the big difference. Three- and five- are just totally different from a seven and most of the stuff we're doing is a little bit deeper, pushing the ball down a little farther. It's quite a big change for everybody."

On if they are overloaded with info: "I don't think so. I think the OTA's were a lot tougher, information-wise and volume-wise. The guy did a great job in July of going over things and keeping up with things. If you come in here and don't know what you're doing or you haven't looked at it for a while, it's going to be a lot. But the receivers have looked very well."

On if it was fair to say he was frustrated Tuesday, when he hurled a ball out of bounds, at a tent: "Not fair at all. I think it was hot out there and we're trying to make every play perfect; that's our goal offensively. Whenever we don't, I get frustrated, the older guys get frustrated, Olin gets mad, so it's a good thing, though. If we're just going out there and going through the motions, we're doing things wrong."

On his comfort level: "It takes time. Whenever you get this playbook, it's overwhelming. But working with Mike has been great. He's really been able to give us information and process it and do it in a timely manner."

On Martz's coaching style: "You kind of know what you're going to get from Mike. He doesn't hold any punches. Everything he does is for a reason and he puts a lot of pressure on you offensively to not only learn it but to do it the right way, know all the little details and that's how he's always done it. Every once in a while he has a few jokes, a few stories, so it hasn't been a bad thing being with him a lot right now."

On if this is his most important training camp: "I don't know. I think every camp's important at this point. Every team believes it has the team to go to the Super Bowl and it's a matter of just going out there and doing it. [But] it's a matter of who's playing the best ball in December. I think offensively we want to get off to a good start. Last year I think we got into kind of a trap of putting too much pressure on us in those first couple games and guys were trying to do too much. In this offense if you just go out and do your job and what's asked of you, you'll be fine."

On if he his relationship with his previous offensive coordinator Ron Turner was different: "Relationships are different with everybody. You never know how it's going to work out, the dynamics of it. Sometimes you get along really well; sometimes it takes some time. I think me and Mike have clicked very quickly in our relationship. We have the same goals and the same thought processes on and off the field."

On the receivers: ""I think the receivers have looked great.That's been a big question mark for [the media] for a long time. But those guy's have had a great camp."

On Greg Olsen: "Greg has had a great camp doing a great job blocking and doing his stuff. I think that's one of the things we were kind of questioning with him. We knew he could catch the ball, knew he could run, but we had to get him in some different facets of the game and be able to keep him in on blocking situations and he's done a great job of that."

On the offensive line: "Offensive line's coming along. That needs time. Offense is going to be a little behind the defense. They're more fly around and react, and offense takes a little more time. We're getting there. I think right now where we are for the first week is pretty good. And we've got some more work to do."

On Martz: "When Mike walks into a room, he's got that aura about him and commands respect, and with the group we have, I don't think there was any question he was going to get it."

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