Woe is me. Nobody likes me.
That’s probably what our main man, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is saying today. Just yesterday, ESPN revealed what we knew all along — nobody likes Cutty!, nobody wants to play with Cutty! and nobody wants to coach Cutty!
This all comes from the land of unnamed sources, of course. Because why would any of these pussies have the balls to say how they feel publicly?
I mean, especially when sports journalism has devolved to the point where stories regularly use “sources” as sources and copying what someone posted on Twitter is considered astute reporting.
Anyway, here’s the gist of it.
At least 10 former Chicago Bears staffers from the Lovie Smith and Marc Trestman regimes said recently they believe the team can’t consistently compete for championships as long as it fields a lineup with Jay Cutler under center.
Two teammates, who also asked to remain anonymous for this story, characterized Cutler as a divisive figure with whom they’d rather not continue to play.
Ah, the season hasn’t even started and the Bears are already a mess. It comes a little earlier each year, doesn’t it?
The complaints about Cutler are familiar. Doesn’t play within the system. Isn’t a leader.
The Bears haven’t committed to Cutler as their quarterback for 2015, but they really don’t have another option unless they’re able to pick a QB early in the draft. And if that happens, it’s probably straight to rebuilding mode for at least a year.
We doubt coach John Fox signed on for that when he agreed to lead the Bears.
The Bears have until March 12th to decide if they want to part with Cutler. On that day, $10 million of his 2016 salary becomes guaranteed.
Without a viable replacement anywhere in sight, the Bears are likely stuck with Cutty! for this season and possibly next. So go ahead and chalk up some wins for the Packers.
My guess is Jay likes to point the finger at everyone else, convinced that he, the Great Cutty, can do no wrong.
Didn’t Cutlers QB coach throw him under the bus last year as an “anonymous” source, and then later admit it to the team while crying a river? Now the season hasn’t even started and half the staff is already throwing him under the bus again?
Bears fan here.
The last 2 GMs made fatal mistakes with Cutler.
Angelo traded 2 first round picks and Kyle Orton for him.
Then Emery signed him to a ridiculous contract when he had yet to prove himself as a great QB — and even after his washed-up back-up QB out-played the crap out of him.
These two moves reduced the Bears from a competitive team to the basement of the division.
I think the Bears would just be best off cutting all the players that are overpaid or don’t fit the new scheme. Trade Forte and Marshall for draft picks if we can. Cut Jay Cutler and Jared Allen.
We’d have another terrible year, but we’d have a ton of free agency money next year for players that actually fit, and we’d be picking in the Top 10 again. If Pace can put together a couple of great drafts, we might be competitive again from 2016 on.
And now no Marshall. Brandon Marshall traded to Jets.
Wow, a bears fan on this site who actually speaks w knowledge and isn’t indulging in packer bashing.
You, my friend Cunning are a rarity indeed.
You make excellent points that scare the shit out of me….
Cutler is a pariah to any team…. The bears’ path to becoming a contender hinges on letting him go…
Put my money in him ending in Oakland….