Roundup: Cutler to consult Warner

Bears QB Jay Cutler, right, plans to consult Kurt Warner for some advice in picking up Mike Martz's scheme. (Associated Press)

According to, Bears QB Jay Cutler will get playbook tips from Kurt Warner, a master of new Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz‘s scheme. Warner led “The Greatest Show on Turf” as a member of the St. Louis Rams, earning two league MVP titles, playing in two Super Bowls and winning one during his time with Martz.

Cutler said he’s exchanged a few text messages with the newly-retired Warner and expects to speak to him further before the preseason begins.

    “I kind of want to be able digest a little bit more of the playbook, be more in sync with what we’re trying to do and what we’re being asked to do before I ask (Warner) a lot of questions,” Cutler said during the recent Fan Expo at Soldier Field. “Maybe through July, I’ll have a little more of a lengthy conversation with him.”

Apparently Martz approves of Cutler’s willingness to reach out:

    “I think it would be good,” Martz said. “It would be very good because they are so similar in terms of their intellectual capacities to do things. Having Kurt talk to him about some of these things would be really fun for Jay, and give him perspective.”

Other news making its way Around the Web on Friday:

  • Charles Chandler of The Charlotte Observer says rookie QB Jimmy Clausen has made a great first impression with his new Panthers teammates, despite reports to the contrary.
  • Titans quarterback Vince Young is raising money through his foundation to help flood victims in Nashville, according to The Tennessean.
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