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Cutler does it again, blows off offensive coordinator

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler talks with Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in Arlington, Texas Reuters

Jay Cutler just can’t help himself.

If he’s in prime time, he seems hard-wired to show up a teammate or co-worker.

After shoving an offensive lineman and swearing at him in Green Bay and saying he had no regrets, he twice brushed off Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice on the sidelines last night, including once when Tice sat next to him and Cutler promptly picked up his tray and went to the cool kid’s table in the middle school lunch room.

After the game, Cutler seemed surprised to be asked about it, according to Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune.

I know you guys have to sell papers,” Cutler said. “It’s hard out there. But you can’t blow up every headline. Things happen during football games. Just because I walk off and go get water doesn’t mean much.”

Oh, he was thirsty. Got it. And maybe the lip-readers were wrong in Green Bay.

Cutler eventually hit his stride and threw a pair of touchdown passes in the Bears win, finishing with a gaudy 140.1 passer rating, completing 75 percent of his passes.

“Jay managed the huddle well,” said Marshall, who had seven catches for 138 yards. “He was outstanding. He fired us up before the game. We fed off him.”

Clearly, Cutler doesn’t think the petulant child act is an issue, because he’s committed to the role. And as long as the Bears play a team that turns it over five times each week, and continues to play defense the way they do, it won’t be an issue.

But in an era where quarterback body language on the sidelines gets analyzed to ridiculous extremes, Cutler keeps making it easy for the shade-tree psychologists, who wonder how big the mushroom cloud’s going to be when things don’t go perfectly for the Bears quarterback.

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  1. metalhead65 says: Oct 2, 2012 7:48 AM

    just stop it! he just played his best game of the season and all you want to talk about is his body language? if this were any other qb you would be talking about his passion when he gets upset about things not going right. but because he does not suck up to the media you have to point out every thing he does and try and make a issue out of nothing. romo throws 5 picks and he had a bad game,if Cutler had thrown 5 picks there would be no communication issues, no the receivers did not help him out or he did not get any help from his line. no it would have all been Cutler’s fault never mind he has had all of those same issues along with with the worst play callers ever since he came to the bears.

  2. kernelreefer says: Oct 2, 2012 7:53 AM

    I hate the Bears, but in Cutler’s defense, this particular thing is not a big deal. Happens all the time. It’s not like there was any yelling between him and his OC. I’ve seen a number of elite QBs do the same.

  3. cuda1234 says: Oct 2, 2012 8:13 AM

    Oh, by the way, Cutler played an almost flawless game, had an almost perfect qb rating and led his team to victory in prime time in a hostile environment against a good team.

    But the media seems to hate him almost as much as his predecessor. What’s up with that?

  4. ecupatsfan12 says: Oct 2, 2012 8:14 AM

    you cant change a tigers stripes. Jay- get your act together and at least act like a mature adult, instead of a high school kid.

  5. dfeltz says: Oct 2, 2012 8:16 AM

    Did you watch the game? Bears called 2 timeouts because the play clock was about to expire because the plays were coming in late. That’s Tice’s fault. But if anti-Bears media want to go that route, so be it.

  6. dmartin17 says: Oct 2, 2012 8:17 AM

    If you’re going to be this big of a jerk, you should at least be an above average QB.

  7. ap28vikes says: Oct 2, 2012 8:21 AM

    Cutler is a head case. His lack of respect for coaches and teamates will only spread in the locker room.

  8. chrisk61 says: Oct 2, 2012 8:21 AM

    cutler is right. he and bears just blew out dall on the road. a huge win. and you guys dwell on a little sideline spat. non-story. poor reporting. give cutler a break, at least this week. he was lights out.

  9. AlanSaysYo says: Oct 2, 2012 8:26 AM

    I’m no Bears fan, but give it a rest. Go after another player who actually deserves scorn, like any of the guys who set up charities as fronts to pay their family members, or guys who have a different hooker for each road game.

  10. todd231 says: Oct 2, 2012 8:27 AM

    I am so sick of hearing about Jay Cutler…. If his incident with Webb would have been Tom Brady, Phillip Rivers or Aaron Rogers then the press would have been saying how much of a leader he was.

    I’m not doubting the fact that Cutler acts like a 6 year old, because he does, I just think that if it had been anyone else, that incident and this one wouldn’t be blown out of proportion.

  11. mataug says: Oct 2, 2012 8:29 AM

    The Bears will go as far as their defense takes them.

  12. kansacity88 says: Oct 2, 2012 8:35 AM

    LOL! Jay seems to be the only one getting caught doing stuff like that on the sidelines! Oh well, they won…..so be it!

  13. polegojim says: Oct 2, 2012 8:36 AM

    You got it, mushroom cloud coming indeed.

    Baby, brat, needs a woodshed whooping.

    How do the other MEN on that team not give it to him? Lovie? Briggs? Urlacher? Seriously?

  14. nflofficeadmin says: Oct 2, 2012 8:39 AM

    Mental illness is something we know very little about, but we are making strides. Hang in there, Jay. Get well soon.

  15. guitarrebel says: Oct 2, 2012 8:41 AM

    Although Cutler shows signs of brilliance, his attitude will end up biting him in the ass.

  16. keyspirate says: Oct 2, 2012 8:41 AM

    He’s a little puke.

  17. dabears79 says: Oct 2, 2012 8:47 AM

    Since when did it become a crime to yell at someone for not doing their job?! They zoomed in on Cutler several times in huddle and he was yelling to the sidelines for the play to come through, that’s on Tice. With Webb, he kept letting GB lineman through, so he got yelled at. When I’m at work and someone doesn’t handle their sh*t I get pissed too…it’s the NFL, just do what you’re supposed to do…

    “I know you guys have to sell papers,” Cutler said. “It’s hard out there. But you can’t blow up every headline. Things happen during football games. Just because I walk off and go get water doesn’t mean much.”

  18. jrock3x8 says: Oct 2, 2012 8:48 AM

    the guy had one of his best games in recent memory and all you guys want to talk about is him not wanting to talk to Mike Tice while he’s ticked off?

    Go Pound Sand.

    Bearsssss.

  19. bearsSTH says: Oct 2, 2012 8:51 AM

    I know its easy to hate on Jay but why not also bring up him celebrating with his lineman as well. It was also caught on tv.

    Also, is “gaudy” the best adjective you could come up with.

  20. jpiro says: Oct 2, 2012 8:54 AM

    We’re only in an “era where quarterback body language on the sidelines gets analyzed to ridiculous extremes” because you keep writing articles that analyze it to ridiculous extremes.

    You can’t BE the problem and lament the problem at the same time.

  21. geneatals says: Oct 2, 2012 8:57 AM

    Bunch of vultures. Cutty is your punchin bag and its just sad. Can’t even comment on Cutty pulling JWebb aside and telling him good job. He did well put there, kept his head straight and made some great throws and this is all you can write about. Terrible.

  22. kmart0319 says: Oct 2, 2012 8:59 AM

    Yea but the OC in question is “Meathead” Tice.

  23. eviladam420 says: Oct 2, 2012 9:26 AM

    I would fine him for that. Berating a player is one thing…but walking away from your coach like that says that he doesn’t respect his authority.

  24. prince5000 says: Oct 2, 2012 9:38 AM

    the media is funny. every quarterback in the league are nothing but divas when they throw a pick or a WR misses a ball. why is Cutler so different than Big Ben, or Vick, who do it all the time. Matt Schaub was slamming his helmet on the bench a few games ago.

  25. eyeh8goodell says: Oct 2, 2012 9:40 AM

    I’m no fan of the Bears or Cutler, but Peyton Manning has had the absolute worst body language in the business for much of his career and has gotten a virtual free ride on it. Every time something doesn’t go his way he’s scowling at his his teammates, shaking his head, walking off the field with his head down and/or shaking his head.

    If Cutler is the worst, Peyton is a close second.

  26. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Oct 2, 2012 9:41 AM

    cutler’s body language throwing the ball is the only language that’s important here. and cutler was fluent as hell in that language.

    walking away from the situation with mike tice may have allowed him to cool off about the lateness of the play calls. some would call that a mature approach.

    no other qb gets that type of scrutiny. not brady not rodgers not anyone else. cutler has brought some of it on himself, but the media making something out of a nothing like this has had a role as well. all i know is there’s a lot of coaches in the league who (if given the opportunity) would trade their qb for cutler in a quick minute. after last night, dallas might want to include itself in that group……

    how bout them cowboys?

  27. docsweeney says: Oct 2, 2012 9:45 AM

    Meathead is right. Look, Tice has not had a lot of experience calling plays. He did call some good ones last night. But as previous posters have noted, 2 TOs were wasted because he didn’t get the call in faster. You are on the road, it’s noisy so help out your QB by working faster.

    Jay played well. He’s a whiner. Made some great tosses. He’s not media friendly. Congratulated Webb on the sideline after the game. He’s a poison. Best game of the season. Wait til next time. There! I just wrote the storyline for the whole season. Just copy and paste as appropriate.

  28. ernie ernie says: Oct 2, 2012 9:47 AM

    Doesn’t really matter does it. Winning big heals all wounds. Tice may be trying to over coach. Cutler does need some down time and he should let up maybe and just keep his mouth shut sometimes.
    If he is getting the plays in late, then as a coach he better get it together or he will hear about it, why shouldn’t he.

  29. joetoronto says: Oct 2, 2012 9:47 AM

    I’ve always liked and admired the Bears for their toughness.

    Legends like Dick Butkus and Mike Singletary immediately come to mind and then all of a sudden, I think of “Cutty.”

    The little b!tch.

  30. damnskins703 says: Oct 2, 2012 9:52 AM

    Cutler is a little girl

  31. chi01town says: Oct 2, 2012 9:53 AM

    Here comes the SCUMB BAG MEDIA. Talking against Cutler again…the man just played lights out against the Dallas Cowboys an looked unstopable. The offense scored 21 points on BIG PLAYS an Cutler had a 142.9 passer rate on Monday Night Football. But the media wants to talk about Cutler an Tice having a talk on the side lines. They cant talk about the game because CUTLER WAS THE GAME

  32. thetokyosandblaster says: Oct 2, 2012 9:54 AM

    Did you notice that Cutler was one of the only people not wearing pink?

    It’s obvious that Jay doesn’t care about people with breast cancer.

  33. buhbay1c says: Oct 2, 2012 9:54 AM

    Rice should’ve told Jay “you should listen to me, I’ve actually won at Lambeau.”

  34. buhbay1c says: Oct 2, 2012 9:54 AM

    Tice should’ve told Jay “you should listen to me, I’ve actually won at Lambeau.”

  35. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 2, 2012 9:58 AM

    Of course the story would never be the love he gave J’Marcus Webb after he blocked DeMarcus Ware on the TD pass to Marshall. It’s always the negative. It’s always everybody else in the national media. Bears beat the Rams last week, no one cares. They get on National TV the cameras are following Cutler on the sideline to see who he snaps on.

  36. p31squared says: Oct 2, 2012 10:03 AM

    Jay Cutler is the modern version of Jeff George. All the talent in the world and an outsized ego to go with it. He’ll probably have a similar career and will never win consistently.

  37. gdfbar says: Oct 2, 2012 10:09 AM

    The media hates Cutler because he won’t apologize for being himself. Sure, he’s kind of a hot head and a bit of a jerk, but lot of other guys in the league are too. They just put on a different face when they talk to the people that write the stories. There is a lot of positive stuff about this guy too, but it rarely gets reported. I remember a couple of years ago somebody wrote an article about what a jerk Cutler was for doing charity work and trying to keep it a secret. The guy can’t win, because he doesn’t have a fake smile to flash, and won’t kiss the right rear ends.

    I also love how in the eyes of the media he has gone from being too passive and disinterested, to being a confrontational loud mouth. He has been acting the same way the whole time, and I don’t see how he could be both.

  38. fdugrad says: Oct 2, 2012 10:12 AM

    Like TO, and Chad and Plax, Jay will act the utter and constant boorish fool until his career is virtually over. At this time, he will find himself without support from ANY teams, coaches or players as he desperately attempts to squeeze one more year in the league, because he played fast and loose with his finances. It will dawn on him that the folks he so blithely treated as so much vermin throughout his years as a first-teamer, have LONG and ANGRY memories of him! We have all witnessed the sad outcomes for the above mentioned ex divas. Rather a pity that Jay is not among the witnesses. The clock is ticking you obnoxious fool!

  39. rueg10 says: Oct 2, 2012 10:12 AM

    as a bears fan, i watched the entire game, and yes the plays were coming in late on key drives. i don’t feel cutler should act like a baby at any point, but it doesn’t bother me to see the guy get fired up because he wants to win or get upset when things aren’t clicking right… i don’t mind some arrogance either. like cutler said post-game, “it’s chicago bears football”.

    is this article really newsworthy?!? the second to last paragraph is just plain retarded. as long as the bears play teams that turn it over five times every week?????? give this defense some credit for making plays, because that’s what they did. I don’t see dallas as an elite team in the league, but they aren’t exactly crap either, and i consider this a good win, and a good sign of some of the talent on this team. we have a long way to go, no doubt… the second half of the season is where we need to find the stride.

  40. vinegarstrks says: Oct 2, 2012 10:16 AM

    Why aren’t you talking about Romo. 5 picks and was shown on the sideline yelling at and punching his WR in the chest.

  41. heymangold says: Oct 2, 2012 10:36 AM

    Jay Cutler rules.

  42. JP says: Oct 2, 2012 10:51 AM

    As a Broncos fan, I love that the rest of the country finally despises this guy as much as most of us.

  43. rdrdrs58 says: Oct 2, 2012 10:52 AM

    non-issue. this happens on every team… At least every team that is trying to win. Kind of funny that you – media – are not commenting that Tice and Cutler were laughing and celebrating together later in the game…. they got over, so should you… How come you guys are not saying anything about Tony Romo “showing up” Dez Bryant when he ran the wrong route which resulted in a pick. They cut to a shot of Romo “showing up” Dez Bryant in front of the crowd, in front of national television, telling Bryant he was wrong…. lets not forget the 4 other picks this guy threw and showed NO EMOTION whatsoever…

  44. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Oct 2, 2012 11:01 AM

    fdugrad says:Oct 2, 2012 10:12 AM

    Like TO, and Chad and Plax, Jay will act the utter and constant boorish fool until his career is virtually over. At this time, he will find himself without support from ANY teams, coaches or players as he desperately attempts to squeeze one more year in the league, because he played fast and loose with his finances. It will dawn on him that the folks he so blithely treated as so much vermin throughout his years as a first-teamer, have LONG and ANGRY memories of him! We have all witnessed the sad outcomes for the above mentioned ex divas. Rather a pity that Jay is not among the witnesses. The clock is ticking you obnoxious fool!

    Dude, you have anger issues…..

    Actually Cutler more reminds me of Jake Plummer. He also didn’t play the fake media game so many players (esp qbs) do, As such, he never got the benefit of the doubt from the majority of the writers who are pretty lazy and all write the same lame crap.

    When Shanahan kept Plummer from Kubiak and the Texans by trading him to tampa, Plummer didn’t go because he didn’t need the dough, or the adoration of the media. Some called him arrogant, and most said he would eventually cave. Last I heard, he was pretty happy playing racquetball (or handball or squash…)

    Now, i don’t know Cutler’s finances, but from what I have seen, his teammates like playing with him, and don’t have the same doubts about his toughness as the talking heads (its easy to sit in the pressbox and question someone’s toughness). I haven’t seen the team destroying antics out of cutler that we saw from the previously mentioned players. One doesn’t have to be a great person to be a great player. My guess, however, is Cutler won’t be on reality TV with the rest of your cast……

  45. tomsd1 says: Oct 2, 2012 11:13 AM

    Not only does Cutler get beat up because his O line sucks most of the time, but now he has a slow O Coordinator? Nicknamed “Meathead”?

    Geesh – what if Cutler keeps winning?

    His QB play last night was outstanding, including when he nimbly slipped out of a sack and completed a pass for about 20 yards and a first down.

  46. qcbearsfan says: Oct 2, 2012 11:15 AM

    Doesn’t everybody just wish they had Jay Cutler’s kiss-my-a$$-I-don’t-care-what-you-think-about-me attitude? Give the guy a break, he was lights out tonight.

  47. purpleguy says: Oct 2, 2012 11:44 AM

    It’s not that big of a deal, but Cutler hasn’t earned the right to any slack. As a QB and supposed leader of the team, he should act like one — and that includes respecting your team-mates and coaches. It ain’t that hard.

  48. zn0rseman says: Oct 2, 2012 11:52 AM

    Cutler’s disrespect for his coaches is appalling.

    Tice is a good coach and Cutler’s diva type of attitude will divide that team eventually.

    Also, I think it is important to note that two of the Bear’s TD passes were the direct result of flagrant pick plays. That last one by Marshal was obvious and should have been flagged. The other receiver blatantly blocked the corner who was covering Marshathanor didn’t even try to run a route.

    You don’t get to play against a dysfunctional Dallas team every week. I’ve seen guys like Cutler a thousand times. When things are going well they play like a champ, but when the chips are down, they fold like a lawn chair.

  49. helinhater says: Oct 2, 2012 12:25 PM

    Darrin –

    Did you write the same thing when Brady was on the sideline cussing out his OC?

    Does a Super Bowl mean writers can shift your behavior from the “Shame on you” department to the “He’s such a fierce LEADER!” department?

    I like your writing…but come on man. You’re grabbing all the low-hanging fruit and you’re better than that.

    Step your game up. Before we start walking away from your articles like youre Mike Tice.

  50. shorttracknews says: Oct 2, 2012 12:31 PM

    Living in Chicago I can safely say that this site blows the Cutler stuff out of proportion more then the Chicago media does, it’s quite comical. I’ll take first place and 3-1 at this point in the year. Will probably be 4-1 next week (3-2 if you are one of the P F T football experts that picks against the Bears every week).

  51. omegaprime77 says: Oct 2, 2012 12:32 PM

    Who would have thought, Mike Tice was slow at something, shocking. Cutler is really starting to become a favorite of mine. He just doesn’t take junk from anybody, and the media is got to rail on him about it? To file a complaint about QBs body language being over scrutinized and then turn around and scrutinize a QBs body language, how do you win against that?

  52. cavemanna says: Oct 2, 2012 12:44 PM

    I think that’s the point. He acts this way and he isn’t Tom Brady or Peyton Manning. Cutler was the kind of kid who blamed somebody or someone for every lose, incompletion, or mistake he made, and though now he is a grown man, he still throws the world under the bus. Phil Simms should admire him.

  53. maxbelmont says: Oct 2, 2012 2:28 PM

    Where is the article about the moment caught on camera between Cutler and Webb when Cutler says something to Webb and pats him on the helmet? Bear fans are always complaining about Lovie not having the “fire”, but when Cutler shows the “fire” he is ripped for being immature.

  54. CKL says: Oct 2, 2012 2:38 PM

    If his teammates and coaches don’t have a problem with it, I guess it’s fine. But the fact is that several of his former teammates such as Desmond Clark and Hunter Hillenmeyer (SP?) have commented about how he needs to behave differently or that they were surprised Tice didn’t go after him for that. Maybe that’s why Cutler walked away, he was trying to de escalate it? I despise him, but I think it’s important to be fair.

  55. philtration says: Oct 2, 2012 3:26 PM

    No arrest records, no sexual assaults, no stupid Twitter rants, no “making it rain” in a night club, no gun play, no torturing animals, does not want attention from the media, does not EVER talk about his Diabetes, does not notify the press when he visits kids in the hospital….
    Year. This guy is a real turd all right.

    More players in the NFL should act like this “Jerk”

  56. traveye99 says: Oct 2, 2012 5:12 PM

    Clearly at some point Jay Cutler declined an interview request from Darin. No mention of Cutler giving his O-line all the credit. No mention of him talking 1 on 1 with Webb and giving him a thank you pat on the back. So he walked away from Tice. Isn’t that better than standing there cussing him out. Oh wait no his name isn’t Tom Brady so he is a baby not a true competitor.

  57. savojah says: Oct 2, 2012 5:28 PM

    You reap what you sow Cutler. If you continue to be a jerk, you will not get the benefit of the doubt. Just ask Barry Bonds.

  58. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 2, 2012 7:26 PM

    Anyone can see Cutler is an arrogant punk. That’s not debatable. If you like his play then fine.

  59. zillat says: Oct 2, 2012 7:37 PM

    philtration says: Oct 2, 2012 3:26 PM

    No arrest records, no sexual assaults, no stupid Twitter rants, no “making it rain” in a night club, no gun play, no torturing animals, does not want attention from the media, does not EVER talk about his Diabetes, does not notify the press when he visits kids in the hospital….
    Year. This guy is a real turd all right.

    More players in the NFL should act like this “Jerk”

    ——————————-
    Completely agree (and am a Redskins fan)

  60. andylucksneck says: Oct 2, 2012 10:37 PM

    Look at Slob Ryan and it is obvious why his brother has a head coaching job and he doesn’t. Get a hair cut you slob. The cowgirls won’t do anything as long as Jerrah continues to shop the groceries.

    HTTR!!!!!!

  61. Savage Lizard says: Oct 3, 2012 12:14 PM

    “I am so sick of hearing about Jay Cutler…. If his incident with Webb would have been Tom Brady, Phillip Rivers or Aaron Rogers then the press would have been saying how much of a leader he was.”

    Completely agree with this EXCEPT including Rivers as one of the media golden boys. Rivers gets the same treatment any time he does anything that can be spun into him being a loudmouth.

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