Bears general manager Jerry Angelo said quarterback Jay Cutler immediately believed in new offensive coordinator Mike Martz.
"We saw it right away, particularly in OTAs. Jay wants to be coached," Angelo told ChicagoBears.com senior reporter Larry Mayer. "He respects Mike's experience and expertise. He puts in the time to take advantage of what Mike brings to his position.
"Great quarterbacks have great coaches; they're synonymous throughout the history of our game."
Angelo also told the team's website that Sunday's win against the Dallas Cowboys was a statement game "because we got little, if any credit, for beating what we considered a much improved [Detroit] Lions team.
"Statements are made when you do something others say you can't. So yes, I was happy about the way we responded to the challenge, but it's only one game. Monday night has the making of what could be another statement game. We'll see."
Finally, Angelo said he's never watched a road game that went "south" so quickly.
"With the injury [to Chris Williams], the pressure the quarterback was under as well as a hostile environment, to handle that and settle down and find a way was great to see," Angelo said. "Our players and coaches are to be commended on how they handled it. They're exceptional coaches and we saw why."