Cutler was harassed for exiting last season's NFC Championship Game with a knee injury some felt he should have played on. His toughness was questioned -- although not by his teammates. Others call him cranky and removed.
"Jay's got to continue to improve. But everything we need in a quarterback Jay has. It's about him coming together. He needs help."
Help along the offensive line, perhaps?
After being sacked 11 times with the Broncos in 2008, Cutler found himself in a tsunami behind Chicago's makeshift front, taken down 35 times in 2009 and a league-leading 52 times last season. People question Cutler's toughness, but he's been brutalized as much as any passer in the league since joining the Bears.
And while Angelo would take Cutler back, would this quarterback agree to relive the punishment?