Posted February 07, 2012 on AP on Fox

GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 08: Jeremy Bates, captain of Great Britain, talks tactics with Andy Murray and Greg Rusedski of Great Britain in their match against Nenad Zimonjic and Ilia Bozoljac of Serbia & Montenegro in the doubles match during day two of the Davis Cup tie between Great Britain and Serbia & Montenegro at the Braehead Arena on April 8, 2006 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
The Chicago Bears hired Jeremy Bates on Tuesday to coach their quarterbacks, reuniting him with Jay Cutler. Bates was out of the league last season, but he worked well with Cutler as an assistant for three years in Denver. In Chicago, he will serve under new offensive coordinator Mike Tice. Cutler had a strained relationship with former Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner during their lone season together in 2009 and took a beating at times the past two years in Mike Martz's system. But Bates played a key role in his development. ''His history with Jay was a big thing,'' coach Lovie Smith told the team's website. ''And not just history with Jay but a good history, a productive history with him helping Jay as a quarterback.'' Cutler said the Bears hired the right man. ''He was very vital in my growth and my experience as a quarterback (in Denver),'' Cutler told the team's website. ''The last couple years he had full control of my development and our plays coming in. He's a gr...
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