Five days after Bears quarterback Jay Cutler bumped into and yelled at left tackle J’Marcus Webb during a loss to the Packers, Cutler said he won’t keep bumping his teammates. But he might keep yelling at them.
“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 on ESPN 1000 in Chicago. “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.”
Criticism of the media was a theme of Cutler’s radio appearance. When interviewer Marc Silverman started addressing problems with the Bears’ offense, Cutler cut him off and suggested that he doesn’t think members of the media know what they’re talking about when it comes to analyzing how an NFL quarterback does his job.
“These are guesses. You’re guessing. Admit that you’re guessing,” Cutler said, as Silverman tried to finish his question. “Yes, you are guessing. You are guessing. How can you say you’re not guessing? This blows my mind.”
Of course, it’s not just members of the media who have criticized Cutler since Thursday night’s game. It’s also opponents like Charles Woodson, who said the Packers knew Cutler would throw them the ball, and teammate D.J. Moore, who said he doesn’t think a quarterback can act the way Cutler acted. Cutler brushed off Woodson’s comments and said of Moore’s comments only, “He’s entitiled to his opinion and whatever he wants to say is up to him.”
One thing Cutler did make clear is that he doesn’t think his play against the Packers was as bad as his four-interception stat line would suggest.
“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.’”
But for anyone who says Cutler should have held his tongue instead of yelling at his teammate, Cutler disagrees.