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Martz: Cutler has “Kurt Warner awareness”

It wouldn’t be training camp without Mike Martz wildly praising a quarterback. This time, Martz has a pupil that can be worthy of the hype -- when he’s not throwing to the other team.

“What we do really fits him,” Martz said. “He has that Kurt Warner awareness, if you will. He has such a keen sense of where everybody is at. He can see everything and can diagnose it without even thinking about it.”

Cutler looked lost at times in Chicago last year, but people seem to forget that he was one of the most exciting young quarterbacks of the last decade when he had Mike Shanahan helping out, ranking third in passing yards in 2008. Now Cutler has another exacting coach.

“We keep trying to challenge him with a lot of new things,” Martz said. “Try to keep pressing the envelope. Then when we get back into the season, we’ll come back and zero in each week.”

We’re not sure this marriage will work, but we think it’s exactly what Cutler needed.