Posted Wed Jun 3rd by Mr.East
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler showed up to his OTAs this offseason in high spirits. ESPN covered the whole deal. Mr. Cutler thinks that the receivers in the windy city are comparable to Eddie Royal and Brandon Marshall. Something I believe just as much as that the before and after ads on this site are the same person. However, I wasn’t at these workouts. According to ESPN, who was there:
The new quarterback even staunchly defended his teammates. When one fan began asking whether a quarterback makes his receivers better or vice versa, Cutler stopped the fan before he had a chance to finish.
“You’re worried about our wide receivers a little bit? Let me put you at ease,” Cutler said, before explaining how the Broncos’ Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal were relative unknowns before their arrival in Denver. “Receiving-wise, we’ve got what we need here. You don’t need to worry about it.”
I had no idea that Jay single-handedly crafted Royal and Marshall into the receivers they are today. When was it that Mr. Cutler turned fresh Eddie into that beautiful route runner? Was it on that game changing 93 yarder that the corner got burnt on? Perhaps all the times he over threw him? There’s not a chance that Jay doesn’t hang Matt Forte out to dry like he did to Peyton Hillis on that third down pass against Kansas.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying Jay was never a good quarterback or did nothing for the community in Denver, that’s quite the opposite. Jay Cutler was the host of charity dinners, his own show with Vic Lombardi, and even started up his own foundation for the fight against diabetes. All of these contributions are very respectable. Whereas, this statement below is not.
Then there was the little boy who wanted to know how many touchdowns Cutler plans to throw this season.
“How many do you want?” Cutler responded, knowing his career high is 25.
“Thirty,” the boy said.
“We can probably get you 30,” Cutler said. “I don’t think that’s going to be a problem.”
Cutler is obviously being facetious, but where’s the politically correct answer? It is my fault for expecting it. He did declare his disdain for Philip Rivers on a nationally broadcasted sports talk show and confidently stated that his arm was superior to John Elway’s. Bears fans should at least take solace that he’s focused on football right now.
“Good city. Good women. I’m single, so I could get in a little bit of trouble.”
Alright then, Bears fans can still take solace that he really delights in his new fans. Uhh… nevermind that. David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune wrote:
I know Cutler already has alienated enough small pockets of fans at various appearances in Chicago to produce a flurry of furious e-mails, such as the one from a guy at Wrigley Field last week who criticized the quarterback for waving off autograph seekers. “His lack of appreciation for fans will be his undoing in Chicago,” Glen. R. wrote me.
Man, who is this guy? The only thing I’m sure of right now is that Jay Cutler does not care what you think of him… unless your name is Josh McDaniels and you wanted to trade him.
I started this post a week or so ago, and attempted to complete it with brief surges of work. The funny thing is when I started this article all I had to cite was the ESPN article, then came the Chicago Tribune blurb, and now even coaching legend Tony Dungy chimes in. According to the Chicago Sun Times:
“I really think Chicago gave up a lot to get a quarterback who they believe is going to be the final piece of the puzzle,” said Dungy. “But I’m not sure he’s won enough to merit that yet. It may turn out to be a great move, but the jury’s out. To me, it was a risky move. But I think one that was done with the idea of beating one team.”
That one team being Packers. Dungy has been spoiled of having Peyton Manning his whole career, but that also means he knows about maturity, character and excellence, something he doesn’t think Cutler possesses.
Asked whether he thinks Cutler is the best quarterback in the NFC North, Dungy said it’s too early to tell.
“We’ll see about the maturity level, that’s what I would question,” said Dungy. “And some of the things that happened leading to him leaving Denver. That would concern me as a coach. That’s my question. I think he can make all the throws. But quarterbacking is much more than making throws.”
Wow, Tony Dungy sounds a lot like what Josh McDaniels was thinking a a few months back. By the way, McDaniels actually referred to Jay as Jay. There is a spatial rift brewing somewhere.
All of this said, I’m bored. How many days till training camp?
I believe Cutler’s arm dazzles and his tongue is like Dylan’s, he spits hot fire. Obviously I’m bias and this is just a blog, so I’m no expert. Bronco Nation, what do you think of Jay Cutler nowadays?