Cutler: Players/Fans Accusations
I can’t imagine how a guy this huge gets injured playing quarterback, but in Sunday’s game vs. the Packers, Bears QB Jay Cutler was injured enough to….What? That’s not the Jay Cutler who plays for the Bears? Oh. Oh my. How…unfortunate.
As I was saying, Cutler was apparently injured enough to be taken out of the NFC Championship game with more than a quarter and a half to go in the game. I mean, he must’ve been severely injured, right?
Well, during the game there was an absolute shit-storm of tweets flowing through the veins of the internet about Cutler’s lack of heart, and questioning his toughness. I must admit, I was one of those people standing there thinking, “What the hell?”
Maurice Jones Drew was quoted on Twitter saying he played the whole season on a bum knee, no reason why Cutler shouldn’t finish out this game. Here in Pittsburgh, we’ve seen Big Ben play with broken ribs, concussions, a broken foot. We’ve even seen Ben’s nose break during the first series against the Ravens only to see him return and finish the rest of the game! So what the hell happened to Jay Cutler?
Is it just because he wasn’t crying and screaming at his teammates that we are thinking like this, or is there some legitimate concern here? Has he lost his fans in Chicago? Can he win them back? Will he be traded? What was the actual injury? Is it because of his type 1 Diabetes that he wasn’t able to take the cortisone shots, and thats what ultimately kept him out? Are you a Bears fan? What do you think about this whole thing?
I want to hear from Bears fans. Have you lost all faith in Cutler? Do you think he’s tough, but has no heart? Do you think he’s great and would happily cheer him on next year, or have you already burned your #6 jerseys? People keep talking about how Cutler will have to win Chicago back over…Has he even lost you yet?
I have heard a lot of people defend Cutler’s honor, including his coaches and his teammate Brian Urlacher. Shouldn’t that be enough? I’ve alaways been an athlete and have played competitive sports my whole life. I’ve played through illness, sprained ankles (we used to just say, “tie that shoe tighter and lets keep ballin’), a broken thumb, a pulled lower back muscle, strained quads and more. Granted, basketball is not quite the same thing as football, but come on. I know what it feels like to want to play so badly that nothing is going to keep me from going out there and playing, short of amputation or death. That’s what I didn’t see from Cutler. The fire. I think that’s what most people wanted to see and didn’t. But I also think those who have been paying attention to Jay Cutler in his career have to know that’s just the kind of guy he is. He’s kind of an ass hole. He’s not an animated person. He has huge veins popping from his biceps and a fake tan. Wait…that the wrong Cutler again.
toughness though? Nobody can take 52 sacks and keep playing who isn’t one tough SOB. So whether or not he could have played, his toughness is not in question. His heart though? That’s up for debate.