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Jay Cutler Gets No Respect

Jay Cutler should back up Jay Cutler next year

Apparently Jay Cutler is the new Rodney Dangerfield.  Everyone seems to be enthralled by the heart (or lack thereof) of Cutler.  It’s been the lead topic in every sports show on ESPN.  Does Cutler have heart?  Did he give up on his team?  Was he really injured?  The Sports Minion admits, as an avid Chicago Bears fan, I too, questioned the logic of Cutler.  But, I gave him the benefit of the doubt, and hoped that if he could play, he would.  Especially after watching Todd Collins atrociously try and throw a football, Cutler would have to have the common courtesy or at least enough arrogance to show he has a stronger arm than John Elway.

It didn’t matter if Cutler was seriously injured or not, his peers, immediately, had a lot of negative things to say about the Bears QB.  Maurice Jones-Drew, Darnell Dockett, and Kirk Morrison were just a few fellow players to express their dislike for Cutler, “his” decision not to play, and the severity of his injury.  They made their comments without any knowledge of the situation, and did so as Brian Urlacher later stated while “sitting, watching our game at home.”

As expected, the next day it was revealed that Cutler did in fact suffer a torn MCL, and didn’t give up on his team.  Also, thankfully, his injury was one, he could recover from.  Do you remember the day Bo Jackson suffered his career-ending injury?  It did not look like an injury that would cause the talented halfback to cut his promising career short.

Fortunately, the Bears are a class organization, and his teammates and coaches stuck up for him and have his back.  I hope Cutler comes back next year with something to prove.  I am in agreement that the guy doesn’t have that “it” factor or the swagger of Tom Brady or even Aaron Rodgers, but he’s got some talent, a strong arm, and it should motivate him to take his game to the next level next year.  Remember, no one expected the Bears to even make the playoffs this season, let alone the NFC Championship game, and Cutler was an important factor in their surprise success.

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  1. January 26, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Great picture and post. It’s inappropriate to question the toughness of someone without knowing or being around them and a particular situation. Concerning his heart/desire, part of me really wants to give Cutler the benefit of the doubt because he is a different cat. He doesn’t seem to fit the mold of what the NFL and fans believe is the “prototypical” attitude that quarterbacks should have. However, Cutler has done it his way and so far hasn’t had the greatest success. Therefore people piled on the criticism about his “shortcoming” after the biggest game of the young quarterback’s career. I never root against somebody succeeding and hope that Cutler can help keep the Bears moving forward. The franchise deserves a “franchise” quarterback. But in the end, Cutler might have to make adjustments to himself to reach a higher level of play in the NFL.

    cheers,
    Jed

    • January 26, 2011 at 11:15 am

      Thanks for the comments, much appreciated. It goes without saying that Cutler is a different breed,we’ll have to wait and see how he handles his recent debacles. The Bears definitely deserve a franchise QB, but since my birth I have yet to see one.

  2. January 29, 2011 at 7:04 am

    Still have a lot of hope for Cutler. The digs at his toughness were BS as only the person that really knows his ability to perform is him. It harms your team more to go out there and play poorly because of an injury. Hopefully we can do something to shore up that line.

    By the way Brett the Jet shirts are going quickly so get them while they are still in stock!

  3. DaveSuckey...Mr.Sideburns
    January 29, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Interesting point about all the players bashing Cutler, if you recall a few didn’t MJD sit out the last two games of the season when his team needed him the most with a chance to earn a playoff spot. My favorite was Prime Time Sanders, the man actually sat out two season because of turf toe and refused to ever make an open field tackle.

    Jay Cutler is our quarterback and Steve Newman is our Prince Charming.

  4. Ed
    February 1, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    I do not doubt Cutler was hurt.
    I wish he woulld have talked to the rookie QB instead of sitting by himself on the bench.
    He would have looked like a team player if he showed encouragement to the kid.

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