Bears quarterback Jay Cutler recently gave the fans of his new team a “9″, and the fans of his old team a “6″.
And Cutler’s now trying to clarify that, by saying that Broncos fans are a “6″, he wasn’t saying that Broncos fans are a “6″.
In other words, he was confirming Brian Urlacher’s alleged assessment of him.
“Denver’s got great fans,” Cutler said Saturday, according to the Associated Press. “I wasn’t saying anything about their fans.”
“I was saying stuff about our camp at
Bourbonnais and just how expansive it is and how much money and
effort and energy they put into it down there,” Cutler said. “We get
11,000 fans on a Saturday. If it wasn’t for the fans coming out like
that, we wouldn’t have to have such a big camp.
NFL team has great fans. That’s why the NFL and football is the No. 1
sport in this country, because the fans are great everywhere we go.”
Fine. Then why didn’t Cutler confine his remarks to Bears fans? Why mention Broncos fans at all?
We’d have a lot more respect for Cutler on this one if he’d either stuck to his guns or if he’d simply apologized. Regardless of whether his prior comments insulted Broncos fans, his lame explanation insults the intelligence of everyone who reads it.