Chicago Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler, debuted a new fall talk show this season appropriately titled, “The Jay Cutler Show” which airs Tuesdays from 1-2 p.m. during the “Waddle & Silvy Show” on Chicago’s ESPN radio station.
After last week’s pitiful performance against the Green Bay Packers, the shouting at the offensive line, and bumping of teammate, J’Marcus Webb, both Bears fans, as well as football fans, tuned in today to see what Cutler had to say.
Addressing all questions thrown his way, Cutler noted that football is an emotional game and that he takes it seriously. He did admit that he shouldn’t have bumped Webb, but also said that he doesn’t regret yelling at him. Jay also stated that him and Webb discussed the issue and put it behind them.
Many people are going to think I am crazy, but I am team Cutler on this one.
In the Thursday night game against the Packers, Cutler was sacked SEVEN times, 3.5 sacks by Clay Matthews alone. Bears fans who were tuned into the game were sure yelling at the offensive line that night, and they weren’t even the ones getting taken down what seemed like every couple of minutes.
Yes, there is something to be said for playing at his level and keeping composure during a game. But to expect a man to stay silent or wait until after a game is over to confront his teammates is absurd. Cutler is the leader of that team. He needs to hold the players accountable for their responsibilites on that field, and sometimes that involves yelling at them.
Cutler takes criticism week after week from the media, more so than most quarterbacks, and just like everything else Jay seems to do, this story has gotten entirely blown out of proportion. Aaron Rodgers yelled at his receiver James Jones after a Bears’ interception during the same game, but somehow that seems to be a non-issue.
If Cutler says him and Webb, as well as the whole offensive line, have put this issue past them, then Bears fans need to believe that. The only way we’ll see evidence of this, is how things play out when the Bears take on the St. Louis Rams this Sunday.
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