In recent news, yahoo sports reports that there's a bit of a controversy concerning Jay Cutler's toughness on the field, as many have a hard time believing he actually did suffer any kind of injury to his knees that forced him to be benched throughout most of the game. In fact, Ross Tucker, a former nfl player, went on to add on twitter that out of the four times he injured his knees, he never once stood on the sidelines throughout the rest of the freaking game. implying that cutler may have been faking his injury to get out of playing the packers most of the game. what are your thoughts on this? did cutler really wuss out like skeptics think? Or is everyone being too hard on the guy? what are your thoughts on this?
Edit: here's the site link for those that want to know more of the details.
http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/blog/shutdo … nfl-311321
I think so to some extent. I even posted as such in the "Bears-Packers" topic in this forum as the game was winding down. Throughout the game he appeared disinterested in what was happening. As I also stated in that forum, the sideline reporter reported that Cutler did not know when he hurt his knee.
Now, perhaps he had some soreness in his knees and that combined with him knowing he was not going to be able to accomplish anything against that Packers defense made him just throw in the towel. I think more than anything else, he looked like he did not want to be out in that cold weather. He was shivered up the whole game whether he was on the field or on the sidelines in that massive parka or whatever that was that he was wearing. It was defintely bizarre and was very suspicious to me. I did not see anyone else acting like that because everyone else wanted to go to the Super Bowl.
I think he either pulled himself out of the game or he was benched for ineffectiveness or both.
Oh im sorry. I must've missed that thread. To be honest, i don't have an opinion on this, as the only ones that know the truth is the bears and cutler himself. However, if he did fake his injury, then it might be in Chicago's best interest to look for another quarterback. after all, everyone knows that every superbowl winning team, with the exception of the ravens, all had great quarterback leaders. therefore, if cutler faked his injury, then that's a bad sign to have a weak insufficient leader wimp out like that.
Don't worry about it. I just made the point about the other thread for the purpose of illustrating how suspect it appeared when he left "that" game the way he did. I mean that game was for a trip to the Super Bowl. I don't think Cutler had even been on a winning team before going back to his college days. Going to the Super Bowl is what every football player plays for a dreams about when they were a kid. It just seemed really odd to me that he left that game like that. His mobility looked fine and I don't remember seeing any of the trainers or medical staff working on him, although it is possible I missed that.
In fairness, we never know what happened to him, his teammates are backing him, although the expression on his face was disinterested. It was nice fielding the other QBs as they know they can also play games.
It was a little bizarre. He came out of the game with an injury, but he didn't seem to be getting much medical attention and he didn't seem to be staying loose so he could come back in the game. I saw Todd Collins come in and knew the Bears were probably finished. Todd Collins' first job in the NFL was as backup to Jim Kelly. That was 15 years ago! Caleb Hanie showed some drive but obviously is a third-string quarterback for a reason. With so little depth behind him, Cutler probably should have been fighting to come back in the game.
I don't think he did. He was hurt in the first quarter. You could tell. I don't think he would pull himself out. You have to look at the score, 14-0, at that point. Anyone can come back from 14 down. He was hurt.
oh by the way, it was reported on espn earlier that after the game, Jay cutler went to a restaurant to eat, and he took....THE STAIRS on a mcl II injury, so now the media is really blasting him.
I've never liked Jay Cutler. I will continue to dislike him, when you need teammates to vouch for your play or lack of it then you have to wonder why he doesn't just take the heat from the press himself.
I think he hurt it, when your that close to the super bowl you gotta push it and play!!! Lovey smith should of said he pulled him cuz he was chokin like a fat woman on a chicken legg or something.Cutler and a pick for palmer and a pick watchout for it!!!
They said he was walking up the stairs in Chi town, going to dinner. Maybe he did?
and he was gallivanting with his gf Cavalalri in LA 3 days after the game with the Bears. I thought he was truly hurt at first, he was not limping according to the news.
If he took himself out without actually being injured, he did them a favor.
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