The quarterback called the new setup on offense "a breath of fresh air" and praised quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates, who Cutler worked with in Denver. Cutler's optimism speaks volumes.
"I think Jeremy has a really good feel for what I like to do and what I don't like to do," Cutler said, according to ESPN.com. "There were plays out here today (where) I told them, 'I don't like them. Let's think about getting rid of them.'
"He's fine with that and (new offensive coordinator Mike) Tice is fine with that," Cutler went on. "So it's a give and take, and that's a breath of fresh air around here; being able to give ideas. Everyone gives ideas and let's pick the best ones that work for everybody."
This open market for ideas simply didn't exist in a Mike Martz world, a major reason why Martz wasn't brought back for a third season by Bears coach Lovie Smith.