Cutler watch: Quarterback checking his list at the line
BY ADAM L. JAHNS firstname.lastname@example.org July 27, 2013 8:48PM
Jay Cutler talks with Martellus Bennett (83) and Brandon Marshall during camp. | Nam Y. Huh/AP
Updated: August 30, 2013 6:46AM
The second day of practice Saturday opened like the first. Quarterback Jay Cutler’s first pass was intercepted, as the defense woke up all the early-risers in attendance.
This time, it was cornerback Charles Tillman making a Pro Bowl-caliber play, diving for the interception and making the return. It was probably a pass Cutler shouldn’t have thrown, but he improved as the day progressed.
‘‘We’ll start with play two [Sunday] because we’ve had two picks, two tremendous picks, the first two days of practice,’’ coach Marc Trestman joked. ‘‘[But] Charles made a great pick today, so that was really good.’’
Cutler continued to show his chemistry with receiver Brandon Marshall, but Trestman commended his quarterbacks for spreading the ball around.
One noticeable difference was all the checks Cutler made at the line of scrimmage. That will continue.
‘‘The liberty is within a framework of giving him choices without putting it on him to have to figure out exactly what to do,’’ Trestman said. ‘‘Because in the heat of the game, it’s much easier. You’ve got the headsets to give him the choices. All our quarterbacks did a very good job in getting us in the right play today.’’