Even though Super Bowl XLV between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers is taking place on Sunday, the Jay Cutler talk hasn’t slowed down since the Bears fell to Green Bay in the NFC Championship.
Former NFL quarterback and now NFL Network analyst Joe Theismann defended Jay Cutler and perhaps in a strong way.
Here’s what Theismann had to say:
“I really felt like for the players to come out and attack Jay, they weren’t attacking Jay the hurt player, they were attacking Jay’s personality, he’s a different kind of a guy, a to-himself kind of guy. He shouldn’t be judged that way if he’s hurt.”
“I watched Maurkice Pouncey, he’s on crutches and nobody says a word, but because Jay’s not on crutches he gets killed,” Theismann said. “What really pissed me off more than anything was people saying this was a great opportunity for Jay to change his image. Come on. You don’t think about that stuff when you’re on the sideline.”
“Why should he change who he is? Why shouldn’t we respect the fact that he’s not gregarious or outgoing, that he’s not a Brett Favre?” Theismann said. “He’s a different kind of guy, a quiet kind of guy. He’s not Tom Brady, he’s not Peyton Manning. He throws the living daylights out of the football, very unorthodox. He’s probably as close to Jeff George as we’re going to see personality-wise and skill-wise. And he can get better. When he sets his feet and throws, he’s as good as anybody.”
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