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.