Mike McCarthy: Bears’ Jay Cutler has improved

SHARE Mike McCarthy: Bears’ Jay Cutler has improved

The question was posed to Packers coach Mike McCarthy on Wednesday — can the Bears, in their new offensive system, change 10-year veteran Jay Cutler’s makeup?

They have already, McCarthy said.

“They have changed it,” McCarthy said. “In my opinion, just watching tape from last year and watching Jay perform in the preseason.

“I think there’s definitely some change in the pre-snap disciplines and mannerisms. He looks like he’s comfortable in what (offensive coordinator) Adam (Gase) is having him do.

“I think it’s a good fit.”

The Bears brought in Gase to try to improve Cutler’s decision-making. He struggled with reads at the line of scrimmage last season.

McCarthy will get a first-hand look at the result Sunday, when Packers travel to Soldier Field for the opener.

Follow me on Twitter @patrickfinley

Email: pfinley@suntimes.com

The Latest
El Valor, a community organization based on the Southwest Side, hosts regular events where parents can find what they need to care for a baby and learn about other resources to help in the long term.
Your guide to visiting Wrigley Field — from what to eat to how to get there — we’ve got you covered.
By increasing gender diversity, we can improve employment and financial opportunities for women while ensuring that the industry is better equipped to respond to the concerns and needs of female constituents.
The National Labor Relations Board cited several cases of alleged intimidation and coercion during a campaign of worker activism in 2021 and 2022.
Pedro Grifol and David Ross are probably safe, according to a sports betting site.