The love-affair between Jay Cutler and Chicago fans may still be in its first flushes, but the relationship between Cutler and his organization is already speeding straight for the rocks.
This has nothing to do with Cutler being a pussy either…in fact, the problem is exactly the opposite. Cutler has too much balls for his own good.
Most guys, if they are new to an organization, just try to come in, keep a low profile, do their job and hope to earn respect. Not Cutler though. In his world, if he’s the high-priced quarterback, he gets to start making demands right off the bat.
And what does Cutler demand from the Bears, a team he hasn’t even played a single game for yet, much less led to anything resembling success?
Oh, nothing much. Just a say in the final roster.
“Oh yeah,” Cutler said when asked if he would offer input into personnel decisions. “I think they’re definitely going to ask me. If they don’t ask me, I’m going to tell them what I think because I’ve got to be the one throwing to them on game day, and I’ve got to trust them.”
And what happens if they don’t ask him? What happens if they don’t listen to what he thinks?
I’m sure Jay will take that in stride. Just like he handled those perceived snubs from Josh McDaniels. Just like he handled the Broncos firing Mike Shanahan without consulting him.
Everyone owes Jay Cutler an apology: this guy is definitely not a pussy. He has brass ones.
Not sure about his brains though.