I think Jay Cutler quit.
I think Jay Cutler moped.
I don’t think Cutler is a leader.
With all that being said burning his jersey is crazy. Regardless if you like him or not he did lead the Bears to the NFC Championship game and no one thought that was possible at the beginning of the year. He is the quarterback for the Bears long term.
Today was not a good look for him, but keep it in perspective, real fans can be critical without being crazy.
Smith said Cutler was disappointed he could not continue.
“He was hurt, and he couldn’t go,” Smith said. “Trainers, doctors and all, they are the ones who really made that decision. As far as Jay, he is like everyone else; he was disappointed he couldn’t go out and play to help his team win.”
Smith grew agitated when asked again about Cutler not returning.
“He hurt his knee and he was out, all right? There’s nothing else for me to tell you on that,” Smith said. “I don’t know exactly when it happened. He couldn’t go, and we moved on. Let’s go to some other questions, how about that?”
That is Lovie being a good coach, if Cutler wanted to play he could have. This wasn’t a concussion, this was a knee injury that most quarterbacks in the league if they had an opportunity to go to Super Bowl would have figured out a way to be in the huddle.
As a fan you have a right to love or hate the players on your team, but do it respectfully, it is only a game.
Here are what other players around the league were tweeting about Cutler courtesy of Fanhouse:
Maurice Jones-Drew, Jaguars RB — @Jones_Drew32
“All I’m saying is that he can finish the game on a hurt knee… I played the whole season on one…”
“Hey I think the urban meyer rule is effect right now… When the going gets tough…QUIT.”
Derrick Brooks, former Buccaneers LB — @DBrooks55
“HEY there is no medicine for a guy with no guts and heart”
Darnell Dockett, Cardinals DL — @DDockett
“If I’m on chicago team jay cutler has to wait till me and the team shower get dressed and leave before he comes in the locker room! #FACT.”
Matt Barnes, Lakers forward — @Matt_Barnes22
“I can’t believe Jay Cutler hasn’t even TRYED (sic) to come back.. This is to go to the Super Bowl.. That’s crazy”
Roman Oben, former Giants and Bucs OT — @R_Oben
“Jay Cutler must answer the critics about his toughness, or lack there of… #Bears”
Kerry Rhodes, Cardinals safety — @kerryrhodes
“Cmon cutler u have to come back. This is the NFC championship if u didn’t know! … Kerry Rhodes speaks.”