Bears quarterback Jay Cutler isn't ready to face the Atlanta Falcons, but he probably could make the first cut on Dancing With The Stars.
''Technically, his footwork and his drops, I was kind of stunned,'' offensive coordinator Mike Martz said. ''He's done an awful lot of work on his own this offseason. I was kind of giddy, to be honest with you. Watching him drop right now is textbook, and I didn't know how we were going to get him there. But he got there by himself.''
In the first few days of practice, Cutler is working out the kinks of a football-less offseason -- though even with a little rust it seems like he's right on the money whenever he throws to Earl Bennett. He was 12-for-20 in the team drill at practice Tuesday -- hitting Devin Hester (four times), Johnny Knox (three), Bennett (twice), Kellen Davis, Matt Forte and tight end Kyle Adams.