Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/9/13
We already know that the 2013 season is awfully important for Bears quarterback Jay Cutler's future. He's in the final year of his contract and he most likely won't be receiving a long-term extension before the end of the season (so says general manager Phil Emery who did however choose Cutler over former coach Lovie Smith). And it makes sense to pay Cutler his $8.47 million this season and just wait to see what happens afterward because there's no telling if Cutler new coach Marc Trestman and new offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer will mesh. And Cutler as we know with Mike Martz and Mike Tice has a history of not getting along with certain offensive coordinators and now he's being asked to learn and run Trestman's high-tempo West Coast offense. So how's the new relationship between quarterback and head coach blooming thus far? “We're getting more and more comfortable with each other trusting each other more and more" Cutler said Tuesday via USA Today. "We're in close quarters right now. See him every day. Talk to him every day. It's going well. It's one of those things that's an evolving process each and every day of just learning about each other and what he likes and what I like and dislike. There's been no real serious bumps in the road yet." Ha you have to love the optimism of Cutler. “No real serious bumps … yet.” And it's because … well I'll just let the paper explain why his lukewarm endorsement is so funny. In May 2010 Cutler told a Chicago radio station he and new coordinator Mike Martz felt "really comfortable with each other. I think we're definitely on the same page on everything." Cutler later complained of inflexibility and the Bears fired Martz after two seasons months after a TV microphone caught Cutler yelling "Tell Martz I say (bleep) him" on the field during a game. Last July Cutler said he was "the most comfortable I've been" working under new coordinator Mike Tice. By October Cutler was blowing off Tice on the sideline and the Bears were headed for a No. 28 ranking in offense five spots below their best finish since Cutler arrived in 2009.
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