The Chicago Bears have said they felt their quarterback Jay Cutler did a 'real good job' against the Green Bay Packers in their season opener, despite losing 31-23.
Despite the fact Cutler is 1-12 in games against their NFC North rivals and has thrown 23 interceptions against the team, his team thought the quarterback provided an excellent performance in their recent match-up.
According to Pro Football Talk, left tackle Jermon Bushrod said his quarterback did a “tremendous job” of managing the offense, right tackle Kyle Long said the Pro Bowler was “lights out” and coach John Fox added to the praise for Cutler’s work.
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He said, via ESPNChicago.com: “I thought Jay did a real good job. His pocket awareness — he had a couple of scrambles in there that I think were heads-up plays. He stepped up into the pocket. But against this football team, we weren’t quite as good as we needed to be.”
If Fox has this much confidence in Cutler after, what some might see as a bad performance against the Packers, Bears fans should have optimism for the future as it appears he is on the right track for the direction the Adam Gase offense needs to go in.
The only real mistake Cutler made was the interception late in the game, otherwise the Bears may have been able to pick up at least another score.
Many fans will still feel though that Cutler isn't the right quarterback going forward so no comments from either his fellow players or the Head Coach will satisfy them until they see a vast improvement on the field and, at least, a surge towards the playoffs.