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They said it: Bears edition

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Dan Parr
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By Dan Parr

Here's a sampling of what Bears QB Jay Cutler had to say at his press conference Wednesday at Halas Hall:

On the Bears' improvement converting third downs in the past three games: "Mike (Martz has) a really good feel for what we can do and what we can't do third-down-wise. We've cut down a little bit of stuff, but for the most part we're protecting really well, we're hitting our hot (reads), we're doing everything we're supposed to be doing."

On why the Bears aren't completing many deep passes: "We haven't thrown many of them. It takes a little bit of time to get those fired up. We haven't seen defenses that are really built for that, either. A lot of guys are playing too high or playing a really deep zone, so we haven't really had a lot of looks at it."

On Devin Hester striking a balance between returning kicks and playing receiver: "It's kind of a tricky situation because you want him out there on special teams, but you don't want to gas him for the offense and vice versa. We don't want to gas him on offense and not have him out there on special teams, so it's tricky and I think they've done a good job of balancing it so far. I think Devin's comfortable with where he's at in the offense and his ability to return kicks still."

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