Roundup: WR Hester defends new Bears QB Cutler

Bears WR Devin Hester told the Chicago Tribune that he was tired of hearing all of the negative comments about his new QB Jay Cutler. The Bears new signal caller had been called out by former NFL coaches Tony Dungy and Mike Ditka in recent weeks, in addition to being the whipping boy of various blogs and websites.

    “If you haven’t been around a person like Cutler, how could you say something like that?” Hester said.
    “Can’t judge a book by its cover,” Hester said. “If you haven’t sat down and talked to him, how could you say something like that? He’s calm in the huddle. He makes us laugh and he jokes around before the ball is snapped. That’s the kind of quarterback who is relaxed and says, ‘Let’s play ball.’
    “Just from the OTAs we’ve had, our offense has changed a whole lot,” Hester said. “I feel like we’re stronger than we have ever been. I feel like we’re going to take the ball up and down the field. That’s the kind of quarterback Jay brings to this team.”

Cutler also has thrown out some support to former teammate, WR Brandon Marshall. Hester said he’s cool with the Bears acquiring another veteran receiver.

    “If we sign a big-time receiver or a free agent receiver who can help our team, I’m glad,” Hester said.
    “But the guys we have here now, we’re pretty set. [The coaches] just want us to make plays. … Jay is the type of quarterback who is going to find a way to get the job done.”

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