Cutler Happy With Changes

Bourbonnais, Illinois-Jay Cutler spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since training camp opened. He told reporters he was happy with the new offense. This was moments after he rifled three touchdown passes to three different receivers in a red zone drill.  Cutler got rid of the ball quickly. That's been part of the emphasis in the offense brought in by Marc Trestman and Aaron Kromer.

"That's how the offense is built," said Cutler while surrounded by media. "It's similar to what we did in Denver. Bet back and get it to those guys. We've got a lot of talent on the outside, so the faster we can get it to them and let them work the better."

Cutler also says he's enjoying working with the Bears news coaches. "They're very smart, offensive guys," said Cutler. "They want to make it as easy as possible on myself and the other quarterbacks, so it's fun to work with those guys."

And the coaches like what they've seen from Cutler so far.

"Jay has really done a nice job of digesting the system, and he's done a nice job of leading a group to help them learn the system," said offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer.

"I think he's practicing very efficiently," said Trestman. "His throwing the ball away, there's nothing wrong with that with the defense we have. He's been checking it down a lot during practices. All of us have seen that. And he's just moving forward."

Cutler was asked if he's at a crossroads in his career considering he's on the final year of his contract, and the Bears have missed the playoffs the last two years.

"No, it's another season," said Cutler. "There's the same goal in mind. There's different circumstances for this season, but it's not going to change my mindset."

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