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Cutler doesn’t expect an apology from Jones-Drew

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Maurice Jones-Drew said this week that he won’t apologize for questioning Jay Cutler’s toughness during the NFC Championship Game.

So it’s a good thing Cutler doesn’t want an apology.

“Jones-Drew . . . I didn’t ask him for an apology and don’t expect one,” Cutler said on WSCR in Chicago, via SportsRadioInterviews.com. “He can continue playing his career and I’ll continue playing mine.”

Cutler does, however, say he was stunned by the harsh criticism that Jones-Drew and others leveled at him on Twitter while Cutler stood on the sideline with a knee injury in the second half of the Bears’ NFC Championship Game loss.

“It was like wildfire,” Cutler said of the reaction. “Like I said the whole Twitter thing, as soon as you put something out there, it’s an immediate impact. I was a little bit taken back by the whole question of the toughness and stuff, but at the end of the day those guys in the locker room know what I am about and they have my back.”

And as long as Cutler’s teammates have his back, he doesn’t much care what Jones-Drew thinks of him.

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  1. hobartbaker says: Aug 12, 2011 11:42 AM

    Teammates have his back and Jay has the knife scars to prove it.

  2. Ye Delightful Pig says: Aug 12, 2011 11:42 AM

    It’s so easy view Cutler as the media has painted him, whiny, douchey and a wimp. I don’t the story is the simple somehow…

  3. medtxpack says: Aug 12, 2011 11:43 AM

    And we dont expect much from Cutler, other than INTs.

  4. ndgarretjax says: Aug 12, 2011 11:43 AM

    Can we have Cutler back?

    Signed, Broncos fans

  5. rayvens says: Aug 12, 2011 11:46 AM

    i for one like Cutler….he career will last long than MJD’s.

  6. jetsjetsjetss says: Aug 12, 2011 11:48 AM

    He will continue to lose because he isn’t a winner. Jets win

  7. jtam963 says: Aug 12, 2011 11:48 AM

    Yea he throws picks because his WR break off routes and don’t fight for the ball.

    Hope this year changes things a bit with big Roy in there. Just don’t want to see his dancing, unless it’s in the endzone.

    Bear Down!

  8. packfannchitown says: Aug 12, 2011 11:50 AM

    Doctors have cleared Cutler from his hysterectomy surgery he had done during the off season and he’s ready to hit the field and demonstrate his toughness once again.

    In other news Cutler is now the national spokesman for Vagisil, “he uses it on all his injuries!”

  9. ny82jy says: Aug 12, 2011 11:51 AM

    Not a fan. If he never carried on the way he did in denver he wouldnt get half the critisism and harshness thats usually directed towards him.

  10. NFLJunkie says: Aug 12, 2011 11:54 AM

    Dating back to his college days, Cutler’s personality has always bugged me. He’s kind of smug and aloof, and just not that easy to like at times.

    But he’s one tough SOB (also dating back to his college days). I respect that much about him. Anybody who questions that, hasn’t seen him play enough. Including MJD.

  11. mempusa says: Aug 12, 2011 11:56 AM

    That’s the most intelligent statement ever by Jay Cutler. Keep throwin INT’s off your back foot ya stiff!

  12. depotnator says: Aug 12, 2011 11:56 AM

    Jay took the high road instead of pointing out that MJD quit on the Jags last season with the playoffs on the line. MJD is a whiney little hypocrite.

  13. polishrod says: Aug 12, 2011 11:58 AM

    Cutler is the Kareem Abdul Jabar of the NFL. Once he retires, everyone will say how aloof and unpersonable he was. Nobody will give him a job and he’ll want a statue in front of Mile High AND Soldier Field of himself.

    He is a phenomenal talent, but he could definitely use some Rec Specs

  14. anonimocontraditorio says: Aug 12, 2011 11:58 AM

    i don’t understand… how a guy that plays with diabetes can have his toughness questioned.

    people didn’t realize how serious is it?

  15. chitownmike says: Aug 12, 2011 11:59 AM

    His facial expressions and mannerisms are terrible to look at, but I don’t think his toughness is in question. At least he handled it professionally, unlike MJD who has to twitter….

  16. bigkatt says: Aug 12, 2011 12:01 PM

    Lots of talk from a guy who has 48 post season rushing yards. MJD is a bit of a flash in the pan

  17. wryly1 says: Aug 12, 2011 12:02 PM

    Like most fans and media, MJD had a premature, take on the fact that Cutler was too injured to continue playing.

    Understandably, a lot of that was based on Cutler not being a particulary popular or warm & fuzzy guy. But that does not change what his physical condition and capabilty wawere when he came out of that game.

    Reasonable people are persuaded to revise their opinions when they learn the true facts. People who remain stubbornly in denial of them have a problem of their own.

  18. CKL says: Aug 12, 2011 12:02 PM

    NFLJunkie says:
    Aug 12, 2011 11:54 AM
    Dating back to his college days, Cutler’s personality has always bugged me. He’s kind of smug and aloof, and just not that easy to like at times.

    But he’s one tough SOB (also dating back to his college days). I respect that much about him.
    __________________________________
    I agree 100%. I hate the Bears and dislike Cutler but the idea that the guy isn’t physically tough is insane. He wouldn’t have gotten up after half those hits he took last year let alone kept playing if he weren’t tough.

    I don’t think he has that mental extra gear though, that fierceness, that will, that refusal to lose. He’s kind of a frontrunner on the field.

    I hope that this is the last time Cutler’s asked about this. He handled it just fine here. The media need to move on.

  19. hobartbaker says: Aug 12, 2011 12:09 PM

    The kind of scrutiny Cutler gets might make a lesser person look angry, bitter, and miserable, all the time.

  20. rc33 says: Aug 12, 2011 12:09 PM

    What does Jones-Drew know?
    I’m anything but a Cutler apologist but seriously; what does Jones-Drew know that anyone else doesn’t?

    Anyone who didn’t think MJD was a clown before does now.

  21. fcs34 says: Aug 12, 2011 12:12 PM

    Twitter is for douches who think the world cares about their stupid opinions. Because I know when I watched the NFC championship all I could think of was “I wonder what MJD thinks about all this”

  22. 7to10for6allday says: Aug 12, 2011 12:17 PM

    Too bad the bears won’t be in the playoffs this year, so he doesn’t have to worry about choking again.

  23. wallyballz says: Aug 12, 2011 12:18 PM

    Wasn’t there already a Karim-Abdul Jabbar in the NFL?

  24. packfannchitown says: Aug 12, 2011 12:19 PM

    If Cutler wants to improve his sideline image perhaps he should get up off the bench once in a while and actually, you know, demonstrate that he gives a crap about how his team is doing…

    Sitting on the bench with headphones on and your hood pulled up while your team is fighting for the SB doesn’t win you many friends.

  25. MichaelEdits says: Aug 12, 2011 12:22 PM

    His personality reminds me of Dan Marino, which is not a good thing, and he’ll end his career with the same number of Super Bowl rings.

  26. theluisrivas says: Aug 12, 2011 12:35 PM

    jetsjetsjetss says:
    He will continue to lose because he isn’t a winner. Jets win
    ______________________________
    Didn’t Cutler and the bears beat the jets this season?

  27. boisestatewhodat says: Aug 12, 2011 12:43 PM

    Cutler won’t make it past week 2 when he and his lousy team get pounded by the Saints in the Superdome…they got somethin real nice waiting for him down there!

  28. sinister23 says: Aug 12, 2011 12:44 PM

    Im not a Cutler fan at all, but where was jones drew during that game? oohhhh yea, HIS COUCH! Play more than 16 games jones drew, and then talk.

  29. spawnsacs says: Aug 12, 2011 12:47 PM

    Just like Bears fans won’t expect an apology from Cutler…..

  30. biggerballz says: Aug 12, 2011 12:48 PM

    did mjd ever date cutler? he sounds like a whiney ex.

  31. spacincasen says: Aug 12, 2011 12:49 PM

    Lots of talk about Cutler’s personality by people who have never spoke to him before… It’s cute how people think they know a guy just because they’ve watched a couple 30 second interviews and press conferences.

    I don’t pretend like I know Cutler one way or another. All I know is that the Bears were one game away from the Superbowl in only his 2nd season with the team. Yup, that’s pretty much all I need to know….

  32. jdandcoke says: Aug 12, 2011 12:49 PM

    theluisrivas

    a good friend of mine just recently became a grandfather for the first time. he was born a year AFTER the jets last won. nuff said about the jets and their fans.

  33. barneysbullet says: Aug 12, 2011 12:56 PM

    Kinda funny that the cameras focused on Cutler only when the offense was on the field…just sayin.
    Jay, don’t worry about all the haters…they’re just 400 pound bums still bitter over gettin called “fatty fatty two-by four” in grade school, and they’re takin it out on you.
    MJD knows now that he was wrong, but he’s too proud to admit it…
    Hope your O-line keeps u upright this year!!! :)

  34. chitownmike says: Aug 12, 2011 12:58 PM

    boisestatewhodat says:Aug 12, 2011 12:43 PM

    Cutler won’t make it past week 2 when he and his lousy team get pounded by the Saints in the Superdome…they got somethin real nice waiting for him down there!

    Yeah, the only thing waiting for him down there is Olin Kreutz……

  35. staff2cj4td says: Aug 12, 2011 1:05 PM

    FIRST – I AM NOT A BEARS FAN!! I REPEAT!! I AM NOT A BEARS FAN!!! ……but who the hell is Jones-Drew to say something?!?!? this is the same running back who missed 2 games last year due to injuries, let alone, a running back who has no clue what a playoff game even looks like, and conference championship game would be foreign language to him!!

    WORDS OF WISDOM….worry about your team dude, and start packing for your teams relocation!

  36. ffod says: Aug 12, 2011 1:05 PM

    It is absolutely astonishing that, in response to an article where Cutler takes the high road and acts like a grown-up (directly after an SI article is published that does nothing but go to bat for how classy an individual he is) regardless of his “body language” and “facial expressions” and regardless of how the world mis-interpreted his injury in the 2010 NFC Championship….JACKASSES HERE AND EVERYWHERE ELSE…will still question his toughness and leadership ability. Look around you jackasses…anyone who knows the guy will tell you how tough he is and how great a teammate he is. Nobody with any credibility has ever questioned it and it’s all been based on “body language”. Get over it and maybe give credit for once to a guy who cares more about winning than some jackass who wants his face in every commercial and on every billboard. Find it in your brain to understand that Cutler wasn’t going to throw a party and become a cheerleader when it was clearly eating at his insides that he couldn’t return and help his teammates. But go ahead and continue spin it however it pleases you.

  37. suhnami says: Aug 12, 2011 1:27 PM

    People question your toughness because…well look at yourself

    Or my favorite was your crying for a penalty after Suh rocked you in the BACK…completely legal hit, but evidently the suhnami was too much for you to handle hahaha

  38. borisbulldog says: Aug 12, 2011 1:33 PM

    Can you really take any man seriously that has a hyphen in his name?

  39. mnfaninaz says: Aug 12, 2011 1:44 PM

    I am not a Cutler guy at all… but in this conversation… MJD should shut the hell up…

    we have a guy in MJD who’s never really done anything in his career… he’s known for what… pimping himself as a top flight fantasy player??? I’ve never heard Cutler do that… Cutler was in the NFC title game and some scrub in Jacksonville is running his mouth?? That comes off as really really lame…

    Cutler has a resume… MJD plays in a minor league football market, has never done anything in the NFL and now known for acting like a girl talking behind another girl that he is obviously jealous of.

    If I were Cutler… I wouldn’t even acknowledge this loser… he’s beneath him.

  40. schmitty2 says: Aug 12, 2011 1:49 PM

    barneysbullet says:
    Aug 12, 2011 12:56 PM
    Kinda funny that the cameras focused on Cutler only when the offense was on the field…just sayin.
    Jay, don’t worry about all the haters…they’re just 400 pound bums still bitter over gettin called “fatty fatty two-by four” in grade school, and they’re takin it out on you.
    MJD knows now that he was wrong, but he’s too proud to admit it…
    Hope your O-line keeps u upright this year!!!

    I’m 220lbs. When so many people have a similar view on one person there must be some validity. Is Cutler talented? Sure, he is. Does he make stupid decisions? Absolutely. Is it his fault the front office won’t surround him with better receiving and O-line talent? No. Personality wise..is he a turd? YES!!

  41. tecmobowl34 says: Aug 12, 2011 2:11 PM

    suhnami says: Aug 12, 2011 1:27 PM

    People question your toughness because…well look at yourself

    Or my favorite was your crying for a penalty after Suh rocked you in the BACK…completely legal hit, but evidently the suhnami was too much for you to handle hahaha

    ——————————

    actually just watched that clip this morning, Cutler never even calls for a flag. the flag was out before Cutler’s head went careening into the turf from a dirty hit. If Stafford would have been hit like that, you’d have been crying for the same flag.

    the difference would have been that Stafford wouldn’t have gotten up. Cutler popped up like it didn’t faze him, and went on to beat the Lions in the 4th quarter.

  42. torturedraiderfan says: Aug 12, 2011 2:41 PM

    Jones-Drew needs to STFU and worry about his own team.

  43. spacincasen says: Aug 12, 2011 3:03 PM

    schmitty2 says:

    I’m 220lbs. When so many people have a similar view on one person there must be some validity. Is Cutler talented? Sure, he is. Does he make stupid decisions? Absolutely. Is it his fault the front office won’t surround him with better receiving and O-line talent? No. Personality wise..is he a turd? YES!!

    ————————————————————–

    most people are like sheep– they hear one man’s opinion about something and base their own off it, regardless of its accuracy. In this case, most people formed their opinion on Cutler after ESPN and several other media outlets bashed him for forcing his way out of Denver. I never heard one criticism of his personality or body language when he was a 25 year old throwing for 4500 yards in Denver. Yet as soon as he landed in Chicago, he received a barrage of negative publicity concerning his perceived personality before he even got a chance to suit up.

    For an example of the various ways the media works to spin Cutler’s personality to fit their own perception of him, pay attention to how various media outlets (i.e. this website) always try to find the stupidest looking picture they can of him for every article they post (see picture above).

    Yes, believe it or not, you let the media heavily influence your perceptions of something you really know nothing about, even though they are literally just as ignorant on the subject as you are. That doesn’t make the perception valid. It makes you a sheep.

  44. cobibones13 says: Aug 12, 2011 3:15 PM

    mnfaninaz, you sound like a punk who doesn’t even watch football.

    MJD hasn’t done anything? How about make the pro bowl every year he’s started in the NFL? Top 5 in the NFL in rushing yards every year he’s started. He was 3rd in ROY voting, 3rd best KRer in the NFL as a rookie. Has scored more rushing TDs in his career than Adrian Peterson.

    Just because you got your panties in a bunch over a half a year old tweet, it doesn’t mean MJD is a scrub. Cutler is an average starting QB and MJD is a star RB. Deal with it.

  45. mossholder says: Aug 12, 2011 3:17 PM

    Or Obama for that matter! He just proposed a trade that would send Rodgers to Chicago during the white house visit!

  46. robigd says: Aug 12, 2011 3:17 PM

    Jay Cutlers neck looks like a ham.

    He is in fact, a ham neck.

  47. mrblazino says: Aug 12, 2011 3:21 PM

    TRUE!! For most of you followers perception is reality.Some of you allow media to dictate your opinions…..for instance if a team cuts an under performing player thats under contract, no uproar, not a peep. Let D. Jackson demand more money for outperforming his contract, he’s a bum, he should honor what he signed, etc…………make your decisions based on facts not some “analyst” or dumb tweeter……..GO BEARS! we are SUPER HUNGRY!

  48. rickditka says: Aug 12, 2011 3:22 PM

    Cutler got the crap kicked out of him last year and never complained about the lack of protection. he’s had a bunch of 2nd rate receivers to work with since he joined the bears and hasn’t complained about that either. the criticism he gets is just dumb.

  49. acmepacker says: Aug 12, 2011 3:24 PM

    As a Packer fan, I definitely don’t care for da bears,
    but I have to say that Cutler has gotten a bad rap.
    The man took a beating last year and he kept getting up and keeping on keeping on. After cheering for Favre for 16 yrs, I do recognize tough.

  50. asublimeday says: Aug 12, 2011 4:17 PM

    Go to hell Maurice. You couldn’t hold Jays jock when it comes to toughness and talent.

  51. notthekiller says: Aug 12, 2011 4:18 PM

    Guys answer me this question, Did you hammer LaDanian Tomlinson as hard for missing muiltiple playoff games like he did for at least 3 years, as you have Cutler? The question is not should have he have gone back in. But, would LT have gotten the same strong critism as Cutler?(Not sure if LT’s injurys were as bad as Cutlers for the record, but he had 3 years of them)!!!

  52. asublimeday says: Aug 12, 2011 4:30 PM

    People question your toughness because…well look at yourself

    Or my favorite was your crying for a penalty after Suh rocked you in the BACK…completely legal hit, but evidently the suhnami was too much for you to handle hahaha
    ————–

    You’re delusional. He never called for a flag. Cutler popped back up. Stafford was out after Peppers put the wood to him.

    Purr lions, roar bears.

  53. beefbus says: Aug 12, 2011 6:16 PM

    I’m a Bears fan that lives in Denver, and can say with all honesty that he indeed get reemed by the media here. Maybe not as bad as in Chicago, but reporters didn’t like it either when he was with the Donkeys.

    In addition, I’m a type-1 diabetic as well. It doesn’t make you any tougher than the next guy/girl playing sports with the disease, but it certainly means managing it is a tad more difficult.

    With that said, he’s tougher than nails based on the severity and amount of the hits he’s taken.

    When you look up hypocrite in the dictionary, MJD’s stupid face is listed.

  54. ewill27 says: Aug 12, 2011 6:39 PM

    jets win??? ha! when ’68?

  55. philtration says: Aug 12, 2011 8:21 PM

    anonimocontraditorio says: Aug 12, 2011 11:58 AM

    i don’t understand… how a guy that plays with diabetes can have his toughness questioned.

    people didn’t realize how serious is it?
    ====================================
    The average NFL fan would view Cutler as more of a tough guy if he tortured some dogs, sexually assaulted a couple of women, took an active role in any man’s murder or was just a load mouthed, DUI collecting, gun toting jack ass.
    Right football fans?
    That seems to be your definition of a real man these days.

  56. iamhydrogen says: Aug 12, 2011 11:27 PM

    He got us to the NFC Championship last year. Something 14 other teams couldn’t, and didn’t do.

  57. iamhydrogen says: Aug 12, 2011 11:31 PM

    philtration says:
    Aug 12, 2011 8:21 PM

    The average NFL fan would view Cutler as more of a tough guy if he tortured some dogs, sexually assaulted a couple of women, took an active role in any man’s murder or was just a load mouthed, DUI collecting, gun toting jack ass.
    Right football fans?
    That seems to be your definition of a real man these days.

    EXACTLY what all the SHEEP here think.

  58. lance19 says: Aug 13, 2011 1:23 AM

    Just like in real life, athletes sometimes
    jump the gun and harshly judge someone
    before they really understand the situation.

    I think MJD did, and it was just too awkward
    to admit he made an ass of himself. In fact,
    I wouldn’t be surprised if he really wanted
    to take the comment back, but worried about losing face.

    So, yes, I think Cutler was unfairly criticized in THAT instance.

    Are there 10 other reasons to despise Cutler?
    Oh, my YES!!!!

  59. sinister23 says: Aug 15, 2011 3:21 AM

    @cobibones- im not sure your familiar with the term “elite” Better try that google machine out again, MJD is about elite as animal porn.

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