Cutler watch: QB completes 68% of camp passes
August 20, 2010 9:23 AM | 10 Comments
By Brad Biggs
BOURBONNAIS -- Jay Cutler wound up completing 68 percent of his passes in 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 drills during training camp.
The Tribune charted the quarterback throughout training camp to get a sense for how he was settling into Mike Martz's offense and to learn how the ball was being distributed.
Martz's offense demands accuracy with the quarterback often throwing the ball to a spot before the wide receiver has come open out of his break. Cutler completed 60.5 percent of his passes last season, his lowest figure in three full seasons starting. When the Greatest Show on Turf was clicking in St. Louis, Kurt Warner was completing more than 65 percent of his passes.
The charting project determined that Johnny Knox was the most popular wide receiver target based on time on the field and number of targets. He finished tied with Devin Aromashodu but Knox missed time this week with a sore hamstring. Knox, Aromashodu and tight end Greg Olsen were the most pooular deep targets.
Here's how it broke down:
323-of-475 .680, 10 interceptions
WIDE RECEIVERS, TIGHT ENDS
Name Catches Targets Short/Medium/Deep
Greg Olsen: 55-of-86 (50 S, 24 M, 12 D)
Devin Aromashodu: 51-of-77 (34 S, 31 M, 12 D)
Johnny Knox: 50-of-77 (23 S, 42 M, 12 D)
Devin Hester: 59-of-76 (32 s, 35 M, 9 D)
Rashied Davis: 20-of-39 (17 S, 15M, 7D)
Matt Forte: 27-of-38 (30 S, 6M, 2D)
Chester Taylor: 23-of-31 (28 S, 2M, 1 D)
Desmond Clark: -16-of-23 (10 S, 9 M, 4 D)
Earl Bennett: 7-of-9 (3 S, 4 M, 2 D)
Brandon Manumaleuna: 5-of-7 (4 S, 1 M, 2 D)
Will Ta'ufo'ou: 3-of-5 (5 S)
Juaquin Iglesias: 1-of-1 (1 M)
Eddie Williams: 1-of-1 (1 S)
Kellen Davis: 3-of-3 (2 S, 1 D)
Richard Angulo: 2-of-2 (2 M)
* Key: Short 10 yards or less. Medium 11-19 yards. Deep 20 or more yards.*