Cornerbacks are finding Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to be an easy target these days.
Cutler got slammed by Packers cornerback Charles Woodson after Green Bay beat the Bears in Week Two for being the “same old Jay” after throwing four interceptions. The Bears won on Sunday, but Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan decided to take his own shot at Cutler after the final whistle when he was asked what he saw from Cutler on the field.
“Not much. I think he had 190 yards passing, but no touchdowns. Typical him,” Finnegan said, via Jake Flannigan of CSNChicago.com. “I think they stuck to the run today [because] they didn’t feel like Cutler was going to get it done. I think they had 80 yards passing in the second half. Sometimes you got to bend, but not break. If we can keep them to field goals, we’ve done our job.”
Cutler actually didn’t quite get to 190 passing yards, finishing with 183 and an interception by Finnegan in an unimpressive individual performance. It was good enough for the Bears to get the victory, though. That makes Finnegan’s comments ring a little hollow, especially when you put them up against what his own team was able to put up.
Finnegan obviously meant the jab to be at Cutler, but he wound up taking a bit of one at his offense as well. If the Rams defense did its job in the 23-6 loss, then that points a pretty big finger at an offense that put just six points on the board while giving up seven on a pick six by Major Wright. That’s not necessarily the wrong place to point a finger, but how much will the offense like having it in their collective face?