Cutler watch: Quarterback admits to bad pass on first-play interception
BY ADAM L. JAHNS Staff Reporter August 10, 2013 12:10AM
Seattle Seahawks v Chicago Bears
Saturday - No practice
Sunday - 3:15-5 p.m.
Monday - 9-11:30 a.m.
Tuesday - 9-11:30 a.m.
Wednesday - Break camp
Thursday - vs. Chargers 7 p.m.
Aug. 23 - at Raiders 9 p.m.
Aug. 29 - vs. Browns 7 p.m.
Updated: September 11, 2013 6:15AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bears quarterback Jay Cutler began his first preseason game Friday against the Carolina Panthers just as he opened team drills in training camp — with an interception.
Panthers cornerback Josh Norman jumped in front of receiver Alshon Jeffery, picked off Cutler’s pass and made an 11-yard return before being tackled by tight end Martellus Bennett.
“Wrong shoulder, bad ball,” Cutler said of his interception. “Alshon did a good job with his man. It was an unfortunate start to the preseason [with a] first drive like that. I thought we bounced back well.”
He did because coach Marc Trestman wasn’t about to end his night with that. Trestman kept Cutler in for two drives after his interception, playing him a total of 10 plays. Cutler was 6-for-8 for 56 yards. He had success with quick slants to Jeffery and Joe Anderson.
It also didn’t take too long for Cutler to be hit after being off limits during training camp. Cutler was sacked by Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson, who beat right tackle J’Marcus Webb.