Miller: Cutler Still Needs Help With Mechanics

It can be said that the Bears’ success this season is related to the way Jay Cutler has been playing. And if you buy into that logic, then things can get even better for the Bears.

“It’s unacceptable, quite honestly,” Jim Miller said on the Danny Mac Show, when asked if it was acceptable that Mike Martz wasn’t correcting parts of Cutler’s mechanics. “[But], You don’t want to take the great things away in [Cutler’s] game.”

LISTEN: Jim Miller On The Danny Mac Show

It’s one thing to over-coach a player to the point where they over think and their strengths are no longer their strengths. But a coach, especially working with quarterbacks, needs to weed out the bad habits.

“I’ve been around coaches that are like, ‘hey, I’m not going to harp on you if your footwork is wrong on a touchdown pass,'” Miller said. “And you’re right there is probably not a reason to harp. But I can guarantee you this, nine out of ten times, if you are harping on it you’re going to see more of the touchdown passes when it’s done correctly. He should continue to pound on him and say ‘hey, I’m the coach, you’re the player.'”

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  • Mark, Sterling

    And Cutler’s response should be “If my line could BLOCK someone, I wouldn’t have to be falling back as I throw as much and I’d be ABLE to step into my throws”. Jim, I respect you as an analyst and I know you played a long time in this league, but you should know that not EVERY player is made the same. What works for “most” won’t necessarily work for Cutler. If he is simply good at HIS way, it won’t be an issue. Jay can place that ball wherever he wants if he gets the chance. He makes touch throws, he makes absolute BULLET throws into tight windows just the way Manning, Brady, Favre, and whoever else you wanna throw in there does.

  • bob

    Cutler/Martz is potentially a great combo. Martz, the Mad Genius, and Cutler the big arm, with unlimited potential. Just imagine how good Cutler could be, if he had a REAL O-Line if front of him, like T. Brady and other top QB’s? I see this combo jelling at the right time. If everybody on both sides of the ball just do there job, they do not have to be great. This team could surprise in the playoffs, must are afraid of 1 and done….We shall see.

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