Fast forward five years: Angelo is no longer with the team, fired in 2012 after a decadelong run as GM. Cutler remains entrenched and recently signed a new deal that could keep him in Chicago through the 2020 season.
Time seems to have changed Angelo's feelings on the quarterback. In a write-up on TheSidelineView.com, Angelo wrote candidly about perceived deficiencies in Cutler's game.
"Has all the physical tools, but inconsistent in the clutch," Angelo wrote. "Mostly due to a lack of poise. He's not comfortable reading defenses and consequently locks onto a favorite or pre-determined target, that may or may not be the right choice. The less he's asked to see the better he is. A better half-field general, than a full-field one."
Angelo doesn't bury Cutler by any means. He ranks the QB right in the middle of the pack among 32 quarterbacks who played during the 2013 season. But it's more than a strong hint that the erstwhile GM had some buyer's remorse on Cutler. It also makes it hard to imagine Cutler would've gotten that new contract if Angelo were still running the show in Chicago.