It was a bad weekend for Jay Cutler.
Now this drama is about to get worse for him.
Cutler left early during the Bears’ loss to the hated Green Bay Packers for the NFC Championship game yesterday. He sustained a knee injury that had former players AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES questioning his manhood.
A lot of players took to Twitter to voice their gripes with Cutler (once again proving that Twitter is a loaded gun). Darnell Dockett said that said Cutler didn’t deserve to shower until the rest of the team left the locker room. Here are some more tweets:
“All I’m saying is that he can finish the game on a hurt knee … I played the whole season on one,” tweeted Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew.
“Cmon cutler u have to come back. This is the NFC championship if u didn’t know!” Arizona safety Kerry Rhodes tweeted.
Former player and future Hall of Famer Deion Sanders said “in the playoffs u must drag me off the field.”
SLOW DOWN FELLAS…
For the record, I am not a fan of Jay Cutler. He comes across as a snarky dude who sometimes wonder why in the hell are you hanging in the same vicinity as him. Seriously, he just seems disinterested in everything around him.
That said, I think folks are being way too critical of Cutler. After all, this is the same dude who is playing through Type I diabetes. This is also the same guy who has been sacked 55 times (!) during the regular season. He’s started all but one game in his career since becoming a starter.
When he was sacked nine times IN THE FIRST HALF against the Giants, he never lashed out nor complained about his faulty offensive line.
Now that the word is out that Cutler sustained a tear in his MCL that would normally take 4-6 weeks to recover from, I wonder what does mo-fos are tweeting now.
“My bad dawg.”
I do not think anyone should question others’ toughness. Hell, anyone who suits up for those NFL Sundays is tough enough for me…
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Love the post, really good read. This Cutler story is something else. It’s not too often that you have an NFC Championship “franchise” quarterback being questioned for his toughness. There are a number of different elements that have been pointed out by people and I think that most of them are valid reasons for what he did/didn’t do. Cutler was playing terribly before he went out, and could have just been looking for a way out and with the injury he found it. Hanie, I thought, actually played pretty solid for a 3rd stringer being thrust into a terrible situation. It’s a tough weekend for Bears fans and there is lots of reason to be upset. It’ll be interesting to see where this whole Cutler situation takes us. Another QB problem for a team in the NFL? Maybe. Also, you think you could check out my blog cuz I’d love to hear what you have to say. http://chrisross91.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/emotional-disconnect/