View Full Version : senior bowl evaluation of Cutler
05-03-2006, 11:47 PM
This pretty good read I think and makes me feel better about his Senior Bowl stats.
05-04-2006, 12:02 AM
Here is some more stuff on Cutler and the Senior Bowl practices.
Player Pos School Height Weight Arm Hand
Jay Cutler QB Vanderbilt 6027 223 9 1/4 32
Weigh-In Notes: Long and lean.
Monday Practice Notes: He had one of the best performances of any of the skill offensive players. The ball jumped out of his hand during the session and he displayed good zip on his passes and hit his receivers in stride. He showed good arm strength and accuracy for most of the practice. He looked to be one of the better passers we've seen in Mobile over the last few years.
Tuesday Practice Notes: He clearly was the best on the field at his position during the session. Cutler throws a hard ball that is some times tough to catch but he throws an accurate pass for the most part. He did a good job of evading the pass rush in 11-on-11 drills and was able to get off accurate throws on the run. Cutler has no wasted motion which is a good trait to have for such a young signal caller.
Wednesday Practice Notes: Again, he was solid again during most practice drills. Cutler, after starting off slowly with some off target throws, rebounded nicely. His footwork and technical aspects of his game were solid as they have been all week. In live 11-on-11 drills, Cutler was able to throw with accuracy through a tight window which wasn't the case with any of the other signal callers. He also doesn't seem to get rattled by pressure.
Thursday Practice Notes: He did a great job of throwing in tight quarters and finished off the week with another very solid performance.
Analysis: Cutler was clearly the best at his position all week and really looked like a polished signal caller. He passed with poise and never seemed to be rattled and also did a good job of moving in the pocket and stepping up to make his throws. There's no question he helped his draft stock after his performance in Mobile this week.
05-04-2006, 12:17 AM
His footwork and technical aspects of his game were solid as they have been all week. When you aren't getting killed every other play, it certainly helps your footwork. :)
05-04-2006, 12:31 AM
I was watching the Senior Bowl 'practices' on NFLN and saw Jeff Fisher (Titans Coach) working with the Linebackers at the senior bowl. Does anyone know if this guy got to coach all the seniors or just the defense. I wonder if this is where Cutler's name found a permanent spot in Fisher's vocab to Shannahan? Anyone know the details or when it will be our turn to host the senior bowl? Seems to be quite the inside opportunity.
05-04-2006, 03:05 AM
What I noticed about Plummer last year was how many gutsy throws he put together. A lot of the things I knocked Plummer about year one were gone. Interceptions aside he improved in a wide range of areas. I think this kind of experience will be valuable to Cutler learning about Jake's experience in the NFL. He is probably grinning at this kid reminding him how lucky he is to start his career in Denver instead of Buffalo or Detroit.
"Cutler was very poised in the pocket. He consistently found the open receiver and threw a very catchable ball with both touch and velocity on his passes."
I swear Jake has an eye made of glass sometime. Since Plummer has evolved every year I am counting on him to evolve this year as well. I don't think the competition really worries him but I'm certain he'll be more focused. Jake seems like like pressure cooker situations but the playoffs is like a curse for him. He's got a ton of playoff experience but he's got to punch one through this year.
Got it. Preaching to the choir. Maybe I should post this on a Raider board.