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Cutler: Dobbins didn’t have “malicious intent”

Bears quarterback Cutler lies on the field after being hit late on a play by the Houston Texans during the first half of their NFL football game at Soldier Field in Chicago Reuters

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said he understands defenders are in a tough spot, after Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins was fined $30,000 for the hit that may have caused the concussion that kept Cutler out of last night’s game.

Cutler, during his regular appearance on ESPN 1000’s Waddle and Silvy show, said he didn’t think Dobbins had “malicious intent,” when he hit him.

“He’s out there reacting and playing football,” Cutler said, via the Chicago Sun-Times. “At the end of the day, I wouldn’t want to be a defender. It’s hard. You’re expected to play at an extremely high level, but your target has shrunk.”

Asked about the fine, Cutler said: “Fair or unfair, those are the rules.”

Cutler was flagged for being across the line of scrimmage, which was offset by Dobbins’ personal foul call.

The fact that Cutler was talking on the radio is probably a promising sign for his upcoming status, after he skipped last week’s show.

 

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11 Responses to “Cutler: Dobbins didn’t have “malicious intent””
  1. channingtaintum says: Nov 20, 2012 2:53 PM

    So is that the first strike on Dobbins?

    Just trying to keep tabs on these guys and keep a running total so I know when they’re going to be suspended……smh

  2. onebucplace says: Nov 20, 2012 2:55 PM

    I know, it was almost like the guy was playing football.

  3. dexterismyhero says: Nov 20, 2012 2:57 PM

    “The fact that Cutler was talking on the radio is probably a promising sign for his upcoming status, after he skipped last week’s show.”

    He thought he was on Letterman!!!

  4. larryboodry says: Nov 20, 2012 3:03 PM

    He didn’t ‘skip’ anything…He was held out due to a concussion.

  5. shaggytoodle says: Nov 20, 2012 3:11 PM

    I fully agree he just put a solid hit on a QB that had scrambled pass the line of scrimmage.

  6. dukemarc says: Nov 20, 2012 4:13 PM

    Obviously Cutler is still feeling the full effects of his concussion – that was as dirty as a shot as there has been this year.

  7. larryboodry says: Nov 20, 2012 4:29 PM

    Bears as a team skipped last night’s game.

  8. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 20, 2012 4:45 PM

    Maybe Jay was just appreciative about missing the beating last night.

  9. butkusditka says: Nov 20, 2012 6:20 PM

    Does not matter who plays quarterback if this o-line issue isn’t fixed.

  10. chi01town says: Nov 20, 2012 10:00 PM

    Cutler & Emery will build a team to win the Superbowl. LOVIE needs to go…and take Tice ..Urlacher.. and the Whole O-line with him. Im ready to see Chicago Win and it wont happen with them around

  11. htown1035 says: Nov 20, 2012 11:30 PM

    At least Cutler said what everyone else except Bears fans have been saying all along – that while it was a vicious hit there was no intent to injure him. The fact that he pulls back after contact is further proof.

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