The devolution of Jay Cutler, running quarterback

Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler will run read option in 2013
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The read option is spreading. Even quarterbacks that aren’t exactly speed merchants will work on it in 2013.

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman revealed Wednesday at the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix that the read option would be part of the Bears’ playbook. We wouldn’t expect Jay Cutler to use the attack much, but it will give defenses more to prepare for. Cutler is athletic enough to at least make defenses pause on option-type plays.

Trestman couldn’t hide his excitement about working with Cutler on Wednesday—and it’s not because of Cutler’s running ability. The new coach called Cutler “exceptionally tough” and said Cutler’s arm was better than any quarterback Trestman has ever worked with.

Here we go again--another (new) coach telling us that Jay Cutler's arm is amazing.

Tell us something we don't know. Cutler's problem has never been his million-dollar arm.  It's been his ten-cent mechanics. 

Running a few option plays here and there won't change that.

No word yet if Cutler plans to get read-option lessons from the Ultimate Teammate™ in exchange for lessons, on--well, throwing.

I’m glad we had this talk.  Now, vaya con Dios, Brah.

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