Jay Cutler receives acclaim for pocket presence
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Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been lauded for his arm talent since he was at Vanderbilt, but this season — despite a 2-3 record — he’s being acknowledge for his prowess in the pocket and his decision making within it.
In Chicago’s first two victories, Cutler has the led the team on game-winning drives with impressive throws and sound judgement — the latter of which appeared to be his biggest flaw.
Although kicker Robbie Gould was the star of Week 3′s victory over Oakland, it was Cutty that put the Bear’s all-time leading scorer in a position to nail the game-winner.
In Week 4, Cutler threw the winning touchdown after a poor start to the day against a talented Chiefs secondary.
ICYMI: Jay Cutler's second crazy TD pass (the game winner) https://t.co/CcpGu2cqti
— Matt Clapp (@DaBearNecess) October 11, 2015
What made the throw more impressive was the fact he threw the strike under some of the worst conditions on any play in football. Not only was the snap performed terribly, but Cutler had to deal with a pass rush descending upon him — with seconds left in a must-win game.
This season, when Cutty throws more than 250 yards and two touchdowns the team appears as good as any playoff team. However, this makes Cutler the most important player on the team and if teams game plan to take him off his game, they may have success because of the lack of talent Chicago suffers from.
Monday Morning Quarterback spoke highly of Cutler’s ability to fire darts from the pocket and reminded us that he does have one of the best arms in the league.