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Martz Wants To See Less Interceptions From Cutler in 2010

Mike Martz wants to see one thing out of Jay Cutler as the 2010 season gets closer – less turnovers. It’s something that Cutler has to be aware of if the team is going to be successful in the upcoming season.

Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz’ system will ask quarterback Jay Cutler to do the precise opposite of what we’ve seen him do in the pros thus far: throw to a spot, not an open receiver. In fact, one could argue that Cutler’s cannon arm might actually pose a problem for him in this system. “I totally agree with that,” Cutler said in an exclusive interview with the Sun-Times . “In the West Coast [offense], you can see it and let it fly. But this system is total trust. You have to trust the receivers. You have to trust the call. You have to trust the spots. If you don’t, if you don’t let it fly when it’s supposed to, it’s going to be an interception.” So, the good news is that Cutler understands his own limitations as a quarterback. The bad news is that, according to the same Sun-Times interview, he hasn’t found success throwing to spots thus far in his experience with Martz’ system. And, of course, there’s always the problem that Cutler has a strong propensity for making bad decisions in the heat of the moment during games.


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