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Dungy Questions Cutler's Maturity

Consider Tony Dungy officially skeptical about Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, raising questions about his attitude and his game.
The normally low-key former Indianapolis Colts coach was critical of Cutler’s maturity and leadership during a conference call to announce that Dungy and Rodney Harrison have been hired for NBC’s Sunday night studio program, according to Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune.
Dungy woudn’t even proclaim that Cutler is the best quarterback in the NFC North.
“That remains to be seen,” Dungy said. “He is a very talented guy who can throw the ball very well. But quarterbacking is so much about leadership and so much about doing things under pressure. There is going to be a lot of pressure on him. …
“We’ll see about his maturity level. That’s what I would question. And some of the things that happened leading to him leaving Denver that would concern me as a head coach. He can make all of the throws, but quarterbacking is much more than just making throws.”
Cutler has drawn criticism for his attitude during his messy offseason divorce from the Denver Broncos. Plus, there has been some recent backlash from fans for not wanting to sign autographs.
Dungy, though, questioned Cutler’s game, too.
“They took a risk,” Dungy said. “I think they took that risk specifically with beating the Green Bay Packers in mind. I really think Chicago gave up a lot to get a quarterback who they believe is going to be the final piece of the puzzle. But I am not sure he has won enough to merit that yet.”
It sounds like Dungy and Harrison are off to a good start as analysts as far as being willing to express their opinions.

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  1. dlmcc0505 says: Jun 4, 2009 2:53 PM

    I like guys willing to express their true opinions and not give PC answers like most of the phony people they put on TV these days. I happen to agree with Dungy’s opinion of Cutler. the thing is even if I didnt agree, the fact that someone on TV is willing to actually speak their minds makes me more likely to watch the show.

  2. TheDPR says: Jun 4, 2009 3:01 PM

    But Dungy also likes Vick, so it’s official: he’s a goof.
    That said, Aaron Rogers will put up better stats than Cutler this year. More wins? Maybe not.

  3. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jun 4, 2009 3:03 PM

    “We’ll see about his maturity level. That’s what I would question. And some of the things that happened leading to him leaving Denver that would concern me as a head coach. He can make all of the throws, but quarterbacking is much more than just making throws….like killing animals, or having the same skin color as myself. These are the real keys to quarterbacking.”

  4. iluvoldladyporn says: Jun 4, 2009 3:05 PM

    It’s awesome how Tony Dungy has become the “Dr. Phil” of the NFL. He supports Vick, but gets on Cutler. What a load. I can’t wait to watch the NFL on NBC this year.

  5. Andy_Reid says: Jun 4, 2009 3:06 PM

    Yeah, well Tony Dungy has got pointy ears!
    – Jay Cutler

  6. Der says: Jun 4, 2009 3:09 PM

    Yeah, Cutler is a big risk. The Bears should go out and sign Michael Vick instead. That guy has the maturity and leadership to be an NFL quarterback.
    Tony Dungy, you are officially an insane moron.

  7. Cdn_Mike says: Jun 4, 2009 3:10 PM

    I don’t like Dungy all that much, mostly because I think he’s a religious hypocrite, but if he keeps saying what’s on his mind and not sugar coating it, he’ll win me over.
    Hopefully he keeps it up.

  8. skywkr666 says: Jun 4, 2009 3:11 PM

    So Vick abused, maimed and murdered animals in a way that is not only disturbing but a psychologically frightening way, but after a few months in the cooler he’s A-OK now and deserves a second chance, yet he’s got the gall to question Cutler and his maturity?!

  9. blackglass3 says: Jun 4, 2009 3:12 PM

    Oh God. Now Cutler is going to run back into his bedroom and get under his covers with his flashlight, a copy of Twilight, and a box of Kleenex.

  10. slizz says: Jun 4, 2009 3:18 PM

    this coming from a guy who endorses Mike Vick…

  11. string888 says: Jun 4, 2009 3:18 PM

    …and Vick is just so mature and deserves a yet another chance in the NFL as a “leader”. Yet another example of how Dungy contradicts himself when it comes down the color line.

  12. greensmackginny says: Jun 4, 2009 3:20 PM

    This Dungy is really turning into a “Dung”hole. IS he the NFL Ombudsman all of a sudden? Why not criticize Manning about questioning the team in regards to coordinators?
    Atleast Cutler has normal head size going for him.
    I understand he is paid to be an analyst, a game anaylst. Not a team auditor.

  13. Alabama leprechaun says: Jun 4, 2009 3:21 PM

    Let me just say that it took Gruden one year to do what Dungy couldn’t do in like 5. And I don’t believe they would have won the SB with dungy at the helm.

  14. TCLARK says: Jun 4, 2009 3:21 PM

    Dungy just doesn’t like Cutler because he is so gay.

  15. John says: Jun 4, 2009 3:23 PM

    All it’ll take for Dungy to love Cutler is for him to murder some animals, feel a little remorse and change his skin color.

  16. OhYesYouWill says: Jun 4, 2009 3:30 PM

    So Tony Dungy’s essentially okay with Michael Vick and his past, but not with Jay Cutler’s? Right, and I wonder what card would be played here if Dungy + Vick swapped races with Cutler…
    Additionally why would they be picking up Cutler to worry about the 6-10 Packers? Shouldn’t they be a little more worried about the team that won the division?
    Seems like Dungy’s in his “early Tampa Bay Bucs” era as an analyst…

  17. moose68 says: Jun 4, 2009 3:33 PM

    Dungy has become a joke.
    He questions Jay Cutler, but thinks that Mike Vick deserves a second chance.
    I am from Minnesota and used to love Dungy, I felt the biggest mistake we made was not getting rid of Denny Green and promoting Dungy before he went to Tampa Bay.
    Sure Cutler is not a model Pro Athlete, but so few of the super stars of the NFL are. At least he is able to operate without being arrested or having having to kills some dogs by connecting their testicles to batteries and shocking them to death.

  18. tiktokdok says: Jun 4, 2009 3:36 PM

    Yo right Dungy, Culter ain’t no Micheal Vick………………………………thank God.

  19. tv says: Jun 4, 2009 3:38 PM

    Gee I wonder what he thinks about Vick’s maturity and “game”?
    I’ll take Cutler’s any time.

  20. Rage says: Jun 4, 2009 3:42 PM

    Hey Dungy, either coach football or just go away.

  21. dldove77 says: Jun 4, 2009 3:43 PM

    So Dungy will call out Cutler regarding his maturity, talent and leadership…but also is a Vick-apologist. What’s wrong with this picture? Why not question those things about Vick? It’s one thing to say VIck should be in the league, but how about questioning his maturity, talent and leadership?

  22. (Love is Lethal) says: Jun 4, 2009 3:50 PM

    So… Jay Cutler has maturity issues, but Michael Vick is cool, Coach Dungy?

  23. spamsammich says: Jun 4, 2009 3:53 PM

    Wait a minute…
    According to Dungy, we’re supposed to question the maturity of Cutler but he’s OK with Vick coming back into the league?

  24. chknbn says: Jun 4, 2009 3:54 PM

    Tony Dungy…the man who is going to bat for michael vick…is questioning Jay Cutler’s maturity? In my opinion, they are both schmucks; and Tony Dungy is a schmuck too.

  25. juggernautjay says: Jun 4, 2009 3:55 PM

    Yikes. Dungy questions Cutler’s maturity. Having coached arguably the most immature QB in the league for years in Peyton Manning, what does this say about Cutler?

  26. bonecity7 says: Jun 4, 2009 3:56 PM

    Many members of PFT Planet maligned McDaniels for not being sold on Cutler and exploring other possibilities (READ: Cassel). Does the opinion of a highly respected Dungy soften anyone’s stance regarding McDaniels?
    I know that the Broncos could have handled the whole process better, but some in here took issue with considering moving on without Cutler, not just how they went about it.
    Is it possible that, after meeting with Cutler behind closed doors, McDaniels had serious reservations about going with him for the long haul, given legitimate immaturity issues?

  27. brmorgen82 says: Jun 4, 2009 3:59 PM

    Florio you scumbag your site’s comment page is a pile of shit.

  28. JAM12 says: Jun 4, 2009 4:02 PM

    Ok………. there Tony…………….. Big words coming from a coach who couldn’t control his own Quarterback in Manning. HAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. ZN0rseman says: Jun 4, 2009 4:03 PM

    I’ll bet any amount of money that if Cutler were black, Dungy would be claiming that he was the best quarterback in the history of football and he’d be blasting the Broncos for letting him go.
    This is the same guy who thinks Micheal Vick should get another chance in the NFL… erm, do you really want to talk about immaturity Tony?
    Seriously, I’m all for equal opprotunity but I wish guys like Dungy, McNabb and the other ‘black power’ guys would just shut their pie-holes, because this whole “Affirmative Action” thing in the NFL is getting really stupid.

  30. PAJOI34 says: Jun 4, 2009 4:03 PM

    I love Tony, but he’s been coaching Peyton frickin Manning for seven years. Who is going to compare to that?
    I don’t care if Cutler has the maturity of a 2 –year old. Take a stroll down memory lane over the last 30 years and visit some of the greats who have played QB for the beloved Chicago Bears and then tell me if it was a good choice:
    Mike Phipps, Vince Evans, Bob Avellini, Jim McMahon, Steve Fuller, Rusty Lisch, Greg Landry, Mike Tomczak, Doug Flutie, Jim Harbaugh, Peter Tom Willis, Will Furrer, Erik Kramer, Steve Walsh,
    Dave Krieg, Rick Mirer, Steve Stenstrom, Moses Moreno, Shane Matthews, Cade McNown, Jim Miller, Chris Chandler, Henry Burris, Kordell Stewart, Jonathan Quinn, Craig Krenzel, Chad Hutchinson, Kyle Orton, Rex Grossman, Brian Griese, to name a few.

  31. LSCII says: Jun 4, 2009 4:07 PM

    Hey Tony, don’t you know your god is against passing judgement on people? Maybe you should stop being a hypocrit, you typical bible beating douchebag….

  32. CKL says: Jun 4, 2009 4:09 PM

    How about that? I have never agreed with Dungy about a single thing until now. I agree with everything he said and then some.
    I think it’s interesting that this is a team coached by one of his closest friends. Perhaps that doesn’t influence him, or perhaps it is a hint that Smith wasn’t on board with getting Cutler either.

  33. truefan says: Jun 4, 2009 4:15 PM

    What drug are you on boy? Peyton Manning is immature? Oh, yeah that is such a commonly held belief. Unbelievable.

  34. purpleguy says: Jun 4, 2009 4:27 PM

    Just gotta wait and see what happens. Chances are he’ll be good. The question is whether the Bears will have enough draft picks to upgrade/maintain the rest of the team with quality young players moving ahead.

  35. indikid24 says: Jun 4, 2009 4:33 PM

    As a colts fan, i’m extremely disappointed with this piece of news. Sure Jay Cutler is a risk, but how can you question Cutler’s leadership when at the same time promoting Michael Vick. Obviously if he’s promoting Vick to be a QB in the league he thinks Vick can be a great leader. I honestly think that Tony has a little too much time on his hands now. Yeah, Cutler may not be the most mature person and although i may have a bias because i like him, but seriosuly Tony is being somewhat hippocritical. Good that he doesn’t sugar coat it, but Tony maybe should question his own leadership qualities if he questions Cutler’s. When Tony left Tampa, THE NEXT YEAR they won the suerbowl. The Colts defense miraculously came alive. I don’t know what to think anymore. Tony is just confusing as hell these days. Best of luck to Tony, but he should look more into what he’s saying before he spews it into the media.
    GO COLTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. texasPHINSfan says: Jun 4, 2009 4:44 PM

    so dungy praises vick & criticizes cutler? got it.
    well, at least he’s objective. /sarcasm

  37. daddymateo says: Jun 4, 2009 4:59 PM

    Okay…after reading some of these comments I just HAD to say something. Tony Dungy is now an NFL Analyst which means he pretty much needs to have an opinion on anything and everything pertaining to the NFL. He supports Michael Vick coming back into the league AFTER he served his time (and I hate Vick) and he also questions Cutler’s leadership and maturity. Those are two TOTALLY separate issues, they have nothing to do with one another. He never once said that Vick should come back and become some teams franchise QB and he also never said that Cutler shouldn’t be able to play ball – he offered an opinion.
    LSCII….he is analyzing the game, which is his job, not passing judgment you typical ignorant,arrogant prick!!!

  38. bbq says: Jun 4, 2009 5:00 PM

    truefan said:
    What drug are you on boy? Peyton Manning is immature? Oh, yeah that is such a commonly held belief. Unbelievable.”
    Uh, Peyton Manning may be a great quarterback — possibly the best of all time — but yes, he is often an immature a-hole. Anytime a play doesn’t work, he bitches at his receivers and O-line. You pretty much never see this guy going, “my bad!”. Also, he’s a pouty douchebag. Take the way he’s acting about his coaches right now!

  39. Hoosierdore says: Jun 4, 2009 5:16 PM

    Are you all morons? Dungy is saying that Vick deserves a chance to try and make an NFL roster. Not that he should be a starting QB. He’s also not saying someone should sign Vick for $20 million guaranteed. He’s simply hoping that the NFL doesn’t blackball him.
    As for Cutler, he responded in a decently and honestly. He was asked a question and he answered it. We all have opinions (thus the blogs and comments sections). Should Dungy have come out and said he was astounded with how Cutler handled himself this offseason?
    So yeah, Vick should get a chance to make a team because he paid his debt to society. Cutler acted immature and time will tell if it was a good trade for the Bears.
    You people are acting like Dungy said that the Bears would be better off with Vick.

  40. BuckFutter says: Jun 4, 2009 5:19 PM

    Dang. You gotta be a real piece of shit to make Tony Dungy criticize you.
    The guy could come upon a riot, and I bet all you’d get is a “Hey guys, maybe it’s time to settle down a little.”

  41. Jmoney7 says: Jun 4, 2009 5:26 PM

    As a Pats fan, I gotta give Dungy credit. He’s actually making sense for once. I am shocked that colt fans disagree with him, maybe you’re mad because he’s just speaking the truth. Dungy, gives proper credit where it’s due and discredits what deserves to be discredited. Cutler is an arrogant punk who forced his way out of Denver + is showing that attitude in Chicago now. As for his supporting of Micheal Vick, maybe he just sees it as it is, Vick is a changed man. Tony Dungy is making alot of sense for once and I appreciate that.

  42. BuckFutter says: Jun 4, 2009 5:27 PM

    “truefan says:
    June 4th, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    What drug are you on boy? Peyton Manning is immature? Oh, yeah that is such a commonly held belief. Unbelievable.”
    Yeah, it’s only a commonly held belief when he screams in the face of every other offensive player on his team every time he throws an incompletion or takes a sack.

  43. jd67 says: Jun 4, 2009 5:30 PM

    Ok ok ok, everyone talks about the hypocritical opinion on Cutler/Vick.
    Did anyone notice how much false info this “analyst” fed the world in the story?
    First, the Bears traded for him due to the press and man coverage of the Packers. Ummm, hello, they switched defenses this offseason to the 3-4 under Capers, who will have them playing mostly zone coverages.
    Second, the Bears motivation is to beat the Packers, something that they have done quite well since Lovie took over (7-3 vs. GB, even dominating them in Lameblow). I think Lovie has done quite well there.
    Tony is not only hypocritical, he doesn’t deliver good info.

  44. Beer Cheese Soup says: Jun 4, 2009 5:48 PM

    Many members of PFT Planet maligned McDaniels for not being sold on Cutler and exploring other possibilities (READ: Cassel). Does the opinion of a highly respected Dungy soften anyone’s stance regarding McDaniels?
    No. Furthermore, I don’t know if “a highly respected Dungy” will be so highly respected for much longer. The man is clearly an ignorant racist if he can look at Vick and call him a better man than Cutler, not to mention his only SB appearance in all his years as a coach came on an admitted blown call. To hell with him.
    As for Cutler. He gave everything he had to Denver, and damn near made the playoffs, despite his health problems, despite the WR drama, despite the plethora of injuries that made a rookie start at both LB and FB, despite the defense blowing more leads than GB’s.
    Enter McDaniels, a man who had never coached a game, never done anything at all except hang on Belichick’s coattails, and already was being viewed as another Weiss/Mangini/Crennell to boot, and he clearly wanted to replace Cutler from the start. Cutler had every right to be offended upon trying to be run out of town for no clear reason save cronyism. McDaniels is in over his head. Denver will have a Top 5 pick for sure, and then maybe Bowlen will realize what he did.
    Cutler is clearly the epitome of a team player and a very talented QB. I am not happy at all about having to face him twice a year now. If Dungy can’t see that, it says a lot about what kind of man Dungy really is.

  45. icase81 says: Jun 4, 2009 5:50 PM

    Doesn’t Matthew 7:1 say “Judge not, lest ye be judged”? So Dungy is breaking the word of the good book?

  46. jimicos says: Jun 4, 2009 6:07 PM

    I don’t think anyone else picked up on it, but isn’t this the same guy saying Vick’s ready for another chance? I’m surprised I’m the first one to say anything about it.
    Oh, and if Brett hadn’t left this never would’ve happened.

  47. BuckFutter says: Jun 4, 2009 6:13 PM

    “jimicos says:
    June 4th, 2009 at 6:07 pm
    I don’t think anyone else picked up on it, but isn’t this the same guy saying Vick’s ready for another chance? I’m surprised I’m the first one to say anything about it.”
    Ocho Cinco means eight five!

  48. milly1842 says: Jun 4, 2009 6:55 PM

    Yea, I kinda have to agree here on him questioning the maturity of Cutler. Leadership is one thing, but maturity? As damn near everyone’s pointed out he supports a felon who broke god knows how many laws (but thanks to Poindexter for only letting him get charged with 1-2), had a secret weed compartment in a water bottle, and specifically listed a Ms. Pacman game as somethign he wanted to keep even though he filed for bankruptcy.
    Yet this is more mature than a 25 year old who goes boozing a few nights and getting pissed off when his new coach (allegedly ) lies stright to his face?
    Brilliant Tony Dungy, this lapse in character judgment might rank right up there with Dirk Nowitzki having a serious relationship with a ex-stripper with 8 aliases who didn’t know she was pregnant until she got arrested for trespassing.

  49. indikid24 says: Jun 4, 2009 7:02 PM

    @ Beer Cheese Soup,
    What “blown” call are you referring to? Your full of s*** but i agree with you on most parts. Dungy is hippocritical, a racist i doubt it, but seriously. Agree with a lot of your assesment besides your “racist” view of Dungy and your idiotic blown call assessment. lol blown call yeah right YOU SEEM LIKE THE TYPICAL STUPID BIASED PACKER FAN. But that’s ok with me. Maybe do some research punk.
    GO COLTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. Smush Rodrigez says: Jun 4, 2009 7:23 PM

    Cdn_Mike says: I don’t like Dungy all that much, mostly because I think he’s a religious hypocrite, but if he keeps saying what’s on his mind and not sugar coating it, he’ll win me over.
    He did not say what is on his mind. If he would have said “I do not like Cutler because he is white” than I would at least respect him for being honest and not hide behind his saintlike false face.
    Dungy – you are a hypocritical fool and you were not a good football coach either. Go preach in prison.

  51. mrmagoo says: Jun 4, 2009 7:27 PM

    I liked Tony better when he was with Digital Underground. They should do a reunion album since he’s retired from coaching.

  52. VonClausewitz says: Jun 4, 2009 7:28 PM

    The verdict on Cutler isn’t going to be known for a while, so all of this is speculation. Dungy is just giving an opinion. Here’s my take on Cutler. The guy played for Vandy and every year got his ass handed to him game after game. But he didn’t fold. He slowly learned to cope with a situation where 300 pound dudes would be rushing at him essentially all the time. And those lessons were a huge benefit when he started his pro career. From a “football maturity” perspective he’s probably pretty mature – he’s had an expedited curriculum. Which means that I don’t think he’s going to have any problems on the field with knowing how to get the job done. From the perspective of “leadership maturity” it’s an unknown. Part of the problem with playing on a losing team year after year during a critical time of your development, is that you can begin to accept losing. Does Cutler know what kind of culture he needs to foster to promote winning? That has yet to be seen. I think if Chicago gets behind him and gives him the keys it’s quite possible he’ll accept the challenge. McDaniels wasn’t about to do that and so maybe the move was the best thing for both sides.

  53. Smush Rodrigez says: Jun 4, 2009 8:01 PM

    mrmagoo says:
    June 4th, 2009 at 7:27 pm
    I liked Tony better when he was with Digital Underground. They should do a reunion album since he’s retired from coaching.
    Classic. Magoo should get QBF for that comment.

  54. Facts Domino says: Jun 4, 2009 8:25 PM

    Dungy is just a racist hypocrite. The more he talks the more respect he loses.

  55. marvin says: Jun 4, 2009 9:21 PM

    its amazing,tony dungy makes one statement of truth,now all of a sudden he is a racist,a moron ,and lacking credibility if we are to believe some of you.No he is none of those,I BELIEVE cutler is a good quaterback,but the nfl is about winning ,and jay has good statistics but his winning percentage is not even comparative to Kyle Ortons.Now you can blame it on the defense if you want but true leaders step up get it done and do not act like prima donas,Now thats what tony dungy is talking about,and for some of you to relate that to Dungy)s concern for Vick is idiotic…

  56. Smush Rodrigez says: Jun 4, 2009 10:28 PM

    June 4th, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    its amazing,tony dungy makes one statement of truth,now all of a sudden he is a racist,a moron ,and lacking credibility if we are to believe some of you
    Sorry Marvin but it is not this one comment – it is has been this way for a while. I personally think he sucked as a coach and he is a very self righteous annoying person. Who the FU@K is he to write a book to tell people how to live their lives. He is a phony. Why don’t you try doing a little research and find out what the guy is about.

  57. RIRich says: Jun 4, 2009 10:40 PM

    I am never going to suggest that Cutler is a model of maturity; far from it. But for Dungy to clearly support Vick in the face of the atrocities he committed and the bold faced lies he told to so many, well that reinforces a very clear fact for anyone who has read Tony Dungy’s quotes over the years:
    The man is clearly a racist.
    Micheal Vick can torture and murder animals, run a gambling ring, smoke more weed than a dorm room full of stoners, lie about his name while passing along STD’s to women, and Dungy is cool with him. Jay Cutler makes some stupid statements to get himself traded, and HE’S immature?
    Clearly Tony, your bias is once again showing.
    But hey, you’re a Christian man, right?

  58. Rage says: Jun 4, 2009 10:52 PM

    Who made Dungy God? Who is he to judge anyone,what has he done? The guy won 1 super bowl. Big deal… Dungy get off your high horse and quit judging these guys. Go be a social worker or community organizer.

  59. Brewster says: Jun 5, 2009 12:15 AM

    Adverbially the Superlative says:
    June 4th, 2009 at 4:51 pm
    Beer Cheese Soup says:
    June 4th, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    I couldn’t possibly agree with either of you more.
    I won’t repeat your comments, but your assessments are 100% on target regarding Cutler.
    He was run out of town by a punk head coach who has never coached a game in the NFL and a moronic owner who allowed it. The Broncos have disintegrated into a NFL laughingstock in a mere 4 months since McDaniels arrived.
    No one in Denver questioned Cutler’s maturity, leadership, intelligence, desire to win, or dedication until, McDouchbag arrived with an agenda to run Cutler out and bring Cassell in. But he was outsmarted by Bellicheck who sent Cassell to KC for next to nothing. Cassell may indeed be a good QB at some point, but Cutler already was a very good QB.
    Dungy is not believable when he questions Cutler’s leadership and in the same breath suggests Michael Vick deserves another chance in the NFL. Cutler had the balls to stand up to McDouchebag and Bowlen and demand a trade because he believe he had been lied to by both, Vick electrocuted the balls off innocent dogs.
    And Dungy has faith in him? At this point I don’t put much credence in what Dungy says or thinks.

  60. Philtration says: Jun 5, 2009 1:07 AM

    Maybe if Dungy had spent this kind of time and effort being involved in his own son’s life and giving him advice on how to be a man then he would be here now.
    What a self righteous jag off.
    Why don’t you get a sharpie…. connect those dots on your face and see if it looks like a road map to the real world.

  61. Patscantcheatkharmabitches says: Jun 5, 2009 1:14 AM

    Reverse RACISM. So VICK is all growns up huh dog? He’s matured? But you wanna talk about a QB you know personally in Cutler? No, you don’t know him. Let’s see. The last time we heard from Vick while he had freedom to act on his own, he was lying to our faces. Take away his freedom and before he gets even the chance to choose what shirt he will be able to wear, you say he’s matured. You disgust me.

  62. CKL says: Jun 5, 2009 7:10 AM

    As a Pats fan, I grin reading the negative comments about Dungy. This is how a majority of us felt when he would smack the Pats verbally over cameragate, etc WHILE HE WAS COACHING. Now that he’s media, it’s his job. It’s far far worse to do it while coaching.
    I dislike him but have never seen evidence of his being racist.

  63. crazyfingers says: Jun 5, 2009 8:06 AM

    I agree with Dungy about Cutler but isn’t he the same guy touting Vick?

  64. jimicos says: Jun 5, 2009 9:09 AM

    Smush Rodrigez says:
    June 4th, 2009 at 8:01 pm
    mrmagoo says:
    June 4th, 2009 at 7:27 pm
    I liked Tony better when he was with Digital Underground. They should do a reunion album since he’s retired from coaching.
    Classic. Magoo should get QBF for that comment.
    You want to punish him for posting a good comment?

  65. marvin says: Jun 5, 2009 9:22 AM

    again some of you miss the whole point .Dungy makes a statement concerning Jay Cutler and to many of you it is as if it is an abomination.Jay Cutler is not God,he is a flawed character both personally, athletically,and emotionally as we all are.And Tony Dungy simply gave his view on them.I myself have had an issue with Dungy too ,such as when his Colts team laid down a couple of years ago ,not playing his best players and losing to tennesee and denying the browns a playoff birth,but to characterize him as racist,moronic and self-serving is ridiculous.As far as his concern for Vick,Dungy as well as myself believe in personal redemption,he served his time for his offence so who our we to judge him …On a different note i say Denver WILL HAVE a better record than the Bears we will see…

  66. Adverbially the Superlative says: Jun 5, 2009 10:16 AM

    From here on out I will only refer to Dungy by one name:
    Tony Sanctimony.

  67. milly1842 says: Jun 5, 2009 10:35 AM

    Dungy shouldn’t be criticized for stating an opinion – But his creditability should be brought into question. There’s a history of him being hypocritical, waffling, and generally acting like he’s better than everyone else. I won’t condemn an opinion, call him racist or any of that – but I will call him a complete jackass moron.
    Let look at Vick’s maturity, both personally and professionally: Felon/weed smoker who went bankrupt but wanted to keep multiple houses, cars, and even explicitly a Ms. Pacman game (probably because she’s the only girl in the world who understand his incredible munchies); he also flipped the bird to his entire home fan base at a game – Great professional leadership.
    And in terms of saying the Bears gave up a lot to get Cutler as a risk, sure. But how much of a PR, team chemistry, and football risk is Vick? Is it worth paying him the league minimum to have PETA at all your games, possible fan boycotts, and possibly have a VERY divided locker room? And by the way, he was a mediocre QB.
    And whoever took a shot about Dungy’s kid, youre a tool – I’m 25 with no kids and know that’s crossing a line

  68. The Breeze says: Jun 5, 2009 1:00 PM

    Cutler’s actions speak for themselves. During his three seasons in Denver, after a bad series or an interception, he could often be found sitting alone on the bench rather than reviewing the game data with his coaches. His attitude during postgame news conferences was often described as petulant. His poor handling of the fallout with McDaniels and subsequently the Broncos has been well documented.
    As to his play, sure, he threw for alot of yards but his offense ranked only 16th in points scored. It was even worse the year before.
    In Chicago, he inherits unproven receivers, an inferior offensive line and all that pressure from one of the nation’s largest media markets who’s fans expect nothing less than a return to the Superbowl in the very near future.
    It’ll be interesting to see how he handles the pressure when things don’t go his way on the field and afterwards, in the media.

  69. Philtration says: Jun 5, 2009 11:48 PM

    Yeah, you are 25 with no kids and no clue either.

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