Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher — or as we like to call him, Brolacher — was on some radio program on Wednesday questioning the eliteness of current Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
The day before, Bears GM Phil Emery — who’s also the guy who gave old Cuts McGuts a gigantic new contract this past offseason — was publicly defending Cutty! as being elite.
As far as that matter goes, let’s just settle this once and for all. If a sizable percentage of people question whether you’re elite or not, then you’re clearly not elite. Only if your greatness is understood by the masses are you elite. Peyton, Brees, Brady, Rodgers.
End of list.
Cutler, Flacco, Eli, Rapelisburger… they have their moments, but are not elite.
Those guys need great players around them to win. The elite guys could play ball with you and I and still win.
And Cutler hasn’t even won a Super Bowl, so he doesn’t even belong on that second list. In other words, not even close to elite, Phil.
But anyway, it’s pretty rare for one of a team’s all-time greats to throw stones at a current player (unless they are attention whores like Joe Namath or Jim Brown).
So we’re somewhat surprised that Brolacher — who actually played several seasons with Cutty! — openly criticized him.
“Financially, he is one of the elite guys in the NFL … he just hasn’t produced like an elite quarterback,” Urlacher said on 87.7 FM The Game. “You look at the Bradys, the Mannings, the Rodgers, the Brees, those guys win every year, even with no one around them.
“Rodgers has no offensive line. He wins. Brady has no receivers. He wins.
“And you look at Jay. He’s got Brandon (Marshall), Alshon (Jeffery), Matt (Forte), this great offensive line, Martellus Bennett,and they can’t seem to put it together, for some reason. I’m not sure if that’s his fault, but for some reason they just can’t figure it out.”
Who knows whose fault it is and who cares?! As long as the Bears are a mess, we’re happy.
And let’s be honest. Whether it’s Cutler’s fault or not, there’s no one it’s more fun to blame it on.
Same old Jay….
“The elite guys could play ball with you and I and still win.”
Sorry to nitpick, but it should be “…play ball with you and ME and still win.”
“I” is a subject pronoun, while “me” is an object pronoun. In that sentence the subject is “The elite guys”, the verb is “play”, the object is “ball”, the preposition is “with”, and the indirect object is “I” (although it should be “me”).
You are a great journalist, and I think that you should also be grammatically correct. GO PACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ps: you can also refer to “Cutty” as “Cuntler”, as in “the guy that keeps hurting his vagina”….
There are two guys related to this post that have vagina’s, hurt or not.
Uh Rodgers did not have much of an offensive line in 2009. It was improved in 2010, and now finally is pretty good.
Let me add some details ranging from 2012 to 2014.
Rodgers is particularly demanding with his O-Line, since he holds on to the ball a little too long. Still…
2012: The line was so bad that even Marshall Newhouse was starting… Rodgers was one of the most sacked QBs, if not the most.
2013: The line work was improved. We had some nice push for the running game, but pass protection was average. D-Bakh had a good rookie season, often facing the top pass rushers and shutting them down.
2014: Great improvements on pass protection. DBakh is even better than last year, when he was pressed into service as a rookie. Struggled a bit with Sherrod, Bulaga also had his bad moments, but overall, the line has become pretty stout, at least pass protecting.
Anyone else remember the Bears V Packers game earlier this year when the announcers were talking about how great the Gutless wonder was playing? I heard elite a few times as well as on pace for a great season. You know, all the shit a typical Bears fan spews immediately after the draft until about week 6. Reality can be a cruel bitch when it rears its ugly head and pisses in your Cheerios. Bottom line, Cuntler is not in the top 10 but might get a sniff at the top 15 due to arm strength.
Sick of early season reactions. Truth surfaces after Week 6 or so.
nothing like a good old “but is he elite?” debate. This tag line is a joke that quickly devolves into Trent Dilfer vs Marino hissy fit. Fact is jay cutler always finds a way to help us out we play him,