Jay Cutler Making Life Difficult for Himself With Bears Fans


New Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler needs to take a few courses in public relations:

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.

We’ll see, but if Cutler experiences an undoing in Chicago it will have more to do with the people on the field than in the stands. Generally speaking, the same folks complaining about Cutler’s insouciant behavior will be cheering him on his first 350-yard Sunday.

Sure, Cutler could do himself some favors by exuding more charm or suffering the occasional fool with a little less outward disdain. But those who have been Bears fans for two decades, or two generations, need to remember Cutler has been here for two months. There will be — and has been — a degree of culture shock. Denver isn’t Chicago. Eventually, Cutler will adjust because he will learn life is easier that way in this tradition-rich football city. If he doesn’t, then he will get what he deserves.

I’m guessing that Bears fans will like Cutler if they win, and hate him if they don’t.  Actually, I’m not sure about that either – they won with Rex Grossman, made to the Super Bowl even, but still hated Grossman’s guts.  That was of course more about performance than attitude, but still, it matters to make a good impression on the fans, especially when you’re the new guy in town.  After you’ve won them over with your on-the-field exploits, then you can start blowing them off.  Seems like Cutler is just an all-around punk jack-ass, which means he will fit in nicely on the Bears.

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  • Jim

    Grossman didn’t do anything it was all about the Defense that year.

    You didn’t go too much on a limb with your guess that fans will like Cutler if they win….that kind of happens anywhere not just in the windy city.

    Cutler’s a douche.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    yeah, they’ll like him if he wins. but the real threat to cutler is you damn well better. after all the hype, whinning, pissin and moanin, if you loose, heaven help you in chicago fan hell….they’ll crucify him.

  • Mike

    Al least Cutler doesn’t have to face Fran.

  • Jim

    Actually Fran will be rooting for Cutler.  Well at least 2 times a year when they play the Vikings.  :)

  • Mike
  • Mike

    LOL    LOL

  • dk7599

    Bears would have never made it to the Super Bowl without Grossman. Go back and look at the footage from both games. The long OT pass setting up winning FG and the long TD passes to Berrian. Not a big Grossman fan or trying to minimize what the defense did- but he did come through in both play off games. Vikes should sign him on the cheap- just for the chemistry he has with Berrian. Make the Bears truly regret not resigning Berrian.

  • Jim

    dk is obviously a packers fan.  Get real man.

  • dk7599

    Jim- I’m not a Packers fan- I’m the real deal. I just think Rex on the roster competing with Jackson and Rosenfeld could bring out the best in the guy. He was one good qtr away from winning a SB (had he not thrown to the other team twice). Do you think our current duo is the answer? We can get this guy dirt cheap. Did you look at the footage I spoke about? Those playoff games were lost until he and Berrian stepped up:)

  • Jim

    the only thing the Vikes could use Rex for is a tackling dummy.  If it comes down to T-Suck and Sage, my vote is with Sage.

  • Mike

    dk7599 says “I’m the real deal.”  The real deal what? Bears fan?  Seems like he knows too much about Grossman.  But only the good things.  I’ll take Sage over Grossman and T-Jack also.  But Favre is the best fit.

  • dk7599

    I agree Favre is the best fit. Hopefully he signs this week. I was a Bears fan. Born and raised outside of Chicago.

  • Mike

    Welcome to bright side!

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  • Mike

    A Fran-like jackass on Bleacher Report just asked me if I was a racist because I preferred Favre over T-Jack.  Favre-haters suck!