Cutler Admits He Stinks

Jay Cutler has not been the quarterback the Bears thought they were getting when they traded Kyle Orton and numerous draft picks to the Denver Broncos to acquire him and his howitzer arm.

Actually, that is an understatement.  The Jay Cutler the Bears thought they were getting was a Pro Bowl-level quarterback with some possible mental issues; the guy they’ve actually gotten is an interception machine who pouts during the game, makes idiot comments after the game and generally has Bears fans pining for the glory days of Rex Grossman.

To Cutler’s credit, he seems aware of how bad he’s stunk up the place.

“I haven’t played up to my expectations,” the quarterback admitted. “I think that’s the most important part. I can play better. I know that. It’s a process, though. I think everyone in the offense knows what we’re trying to get done. We’re dressing young guys. We’ve got some new guys and we’re still trying to gel a little bit. It’s going to come though.”

Note that, after pointing the finger at himself for not playing well, Cutler whips out a few convenient excuses, like “we’re dressing young guys” and “we’ve got some new guys.”  Cause great leaders always hang the blame on the rookies.

Clearly, the Cutler trade has been a fiasco for the Bears.  Instead of taking the next step by finally getting a “real quarterback”, the team has lost its identity and gone way backward.  Now Lovie Smith has to deal with rumors of Bill Cowher wanting to take his job.  I’m sure that will help him concentrate on getting fixed what needs to be fixed.

All I can say for disgruntled Bears fans is, just hope Detroit doesn’t beat the Packers on Turkey Day, and your team lose to the Vikings on Sunday.  Cause then you’ll only be one game ahead of the Lions.

Topics: Bill Cowher, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Jay Cutler, Lovie Smith, Minnesota Vikings, Rex Grossman

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  • http://judspressbox.blogspot.com 3rdStoneFromTheSun

    Happy T-Day :)

  • Brian

    The nice thing about the way the Bears are playing, is it sure feels like old times! Lose, Win, Lose, lose, lose, lose, suck, have a good game, oh wait, that was the Lions. Ah yes, the good ol days. SOOOO I guess I have to be a NFC North fan and root against AFC all the way. Good Luck

  • criscool

    It seems like everyone goes over the type with poor excuses why cutler isn’t a leader. I hear alot of quarterbacks say what Cutler said. ‘We’re dressing young guys’, he’s basiaclly saying he’s trying to build with the guy’s around him, yet he’s a poor leader because states that he’s trying to gel with the nucleus. I heard Favre say the same all year, but he’s a great leader because they’re winning.

  • criscool

    It seems like everyone goes over the top with poor excuses why cutler isn’t a leader. I hear alot of quarterbacks say what Cutler said. ‘We’re dressing young guys’, he’s basically saying he’s trying to build with the guy’s around him, they’re learning to play receiver with him, yet he’s a poor leader because he states that he’s trying build with them. I heard Favre say the same all year, but he’s a great leader because they’re winning. Just remember, Favre is 40, in two years you’re going to be stuck with Tarvaris Jackson again