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Mike Martz impressed with Jay Cutler’s footwork

Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz has been very pleased with quarterback Jay Cutler's footwork training camp. | AP

Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz has been very pleased with quarterback Jay Cutler's footwork in training camp. | AP

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Updated: August 3, 2011 4:26PM



Bears quarterback Jay Cutler isn’t ready to face the Atlanta Falcons, but he probably could make the first cut on Dancing With The Stars.

‘’Technically, his footwork and his drops, I was kind of stunned,’’ offensive coordinator Mike Martz said. ‘’He’s done an awful lot of work on his own this offseason. I was kind of giddy, to be honest with you. Watching him drop right now is textbook, and I didn’t know how we were going to get him there. But he got there by himself.’’

In the first few days of practice, Cutler is working out the kinks of a football-less offseason -- though even with a little rust it seems like he’s right on the money whenever he throws to Earl Bennett. He was 12-for-20 in the team drill at practice Tuesday -- hitting Devin Hester (four times), Johnny Knox (three), Bennett (twice), Kellen Davis, Matt Forte and tight end Kyle Adams.



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