Bears quarterback Jay Cutler deserves criticism like every other NFL quarterback does, but not to the extent that he has been scrutinized as of late.
The media has lashed out at him for his poor play and demeanor on the field since arriving in the league.
Last Thursday night against Green Bay he tossed four interceptions in a disappointing 23-10 loss to the Packers.
He was seen before the end of the first half yelling and actually pushing left tackle J’Marcus Webb. Clearly he is going to get criticism for something of that nature, but Cutler is trying to better his team’s play.
I’m not defending him for the shove, but I think it was blown way out of proportion.
The media and fans upset right now just need to move on from this incident.
He isn’t the only quarterback who has yelled or pushed his teammates before I promise you that.
Asked about the bump of Webb today on ESPN 1000, Cutler had this to say.
“I probably shouldn’t have bumped him, I’ll go with that. As far as me yelling at him and trying to get him going in the game, I don’t regret that,” Cutler said. “I’ve talked about it with the offensive line, each of them individually, and it is what it is. I think it’s been blown up probably a bit bigger than all of us expected. At the same time, that’s what you have to expect out of the media.”
“I think I had my composure. I think I had my composure all game. Under the circumstances, we moved the ball well all game,” Cutler said. “Every game, a win or a loss, you can go back and say, ‘We should have done this, we should have done that.”