Mike Martz’s biggest success came with Kurt Warner as his quarterback for the St. Louis Rams. Because of this, every quarterback to play for Martz will inevitably be compared to Warner in terms of success and ability. We’re learning that Jay Cutler has the potential to be as successful, but his abilities will have him do it a different way.
“They’re letting Cutler be athletic,” Brad Biggs said on the Mully and Hanley Show. “What they’re really doing is they’re kind of taking the shackles off. They’re not forcing him to be a drop back passer only. That’s what Kurt Warner was when he played in Martz’s scheme, but you’re not going to turn Jay Cutler into Kurt Warner. They’re two different athletes. They’re two different quarterbacks. They have different strengths, different weaknesses.”
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A change in scheme leading to a improvements in Cutler’s play isn’t something new.
“What we’re really kind of seeing is Cutler become the quarterback he was in the final two games of last year,” Biggs said. “The Bears were scoring points like mad, and you looked at it and said ‘Oh my goodness, they’ve got this figured out. It’s a little late but it’s been figured out nonetheless.”
That schematic change didn’t happen until the final two games of last season, and it appears as if that changed happened much sooner this season. Since the Buffalo Bills game, we’ve seen a much more balanced attack from the offense. And with that balanced attack we’ve seen a much better Cutler.