A whole lot of Jay Cutler’s ex-coaches are ripping him, anonymously

AP

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has rubbed a lot of his coaches the wrong way during his time in Chicago, and now they’re ripping him in the media — but not putting their names behind their criticism.

ESPN cites “at least 10 former Chicago Bears staffers from the Lovie Smith and Marc Trestman regimes” who say they don’t think the Bears can contend for a title with Cutler as the quarterback. None of those “at least 10” are mentioned by name.

In addition, two teammates, also speaking anonymously, say they’d rather not keep playing with Cutler.

The reasons for all the animosity toward Cutler seem to stem from his personality, as those who have worked with him say he lacks leadership qualities and is not a positive presence in the Bears’ locker room. There’s also talk that he didn’t run the offense the way the coaches wanted, and that in hindsight some people within the organization think Cutler should have lost his starting job to Josh McCown in 2013.

Of course, that hindsight is diametrically opposed to what everyone was saying at the time: The Bears’ coaches and executives said in 2013 that Cutler was clearly the right man for the job, which was why they gave him a huge contract extension. Now that huge contract is a millstone around the Bears’ necks. It won’t be easy for the Bears to move on from Cutler any time soon, as his $15.5 million 2015 base salary is fully guaranteed, and $10 million of his $16 million 2016 base salary becomes fully guaranteed if he’s still on the Bears’ roster a week from now.

New Bears General Manager Ryan Pace and coach John Fox haven’t committed to Cutler as their starting quarterback, but realistically, if he’s still on the team in a week, the Bears are probably stuck with him not just for this year, but for next year as well. Even if those who know Cutler best don’t think highly of him, he’s probably not going anywhere.

152 responses to “A whole lot of Jay Cutler’s ex-coaches are ripping him, anonymously

  1. When he got benched last year he looked like it was the happiest day of his life during that press conference.

  2. might have well just said “Cutler blows, according to sources” since they are always unnamed and usually made up.

  3. As a bears fan, I’ll throw it back at the coaches:
    Name a coach who left that went on to do anything meaningful?
    Lovie =Worst record in football last year
    Martz =Out of football and no one will hire him
    Tice =Back as OL coach (and he was horrible as an OC)
    Ron Turner=Hasn’t been an OC since

    As for me, each of them has not committed to run the ball first. Look what happened to Romo when they ran the ball alot more.

    And not just using Forte all of the time. They need to find a good compliment to Forte….which the bears have never done.
    That will help Cutler tremendously

  4. Bears – dump Cutler to TB along with a bunch of picks to get Famous Jameis. Experts say – you’ll be an immediate contender with a young, upgraded QB.

  5. Do you know who also “lacks leadership qualities”? Any former coach that has an ax to grind and won’t put his name to it.

    Its time to grow up, kids! It doesn’t make you the bigger man to bash people behind their back or use that veil of anonymity as an “unnamed source”. These coaches probably preached accountability every single day and yet here we are……. time to practice what you preach.

  6. Anonymous? In other words…Backstabbers and cowards. Don’t say it, if you are too afraid to have your name attached to it.

  7. If he’s here on March 10th, he’s here for two more years. The next two years become fully guaranteed on March 10th if he’s on the roster. And ripping the guy without putting your name on it is the act of a bitter coward. It’s annoying to hear that highly-paid, professional, grown men need a positive leader cheerleading and blowing smoke up their rears in order to do their job successfully. Do it because you’re paid to do so.

  8. Cutler is an insufferable turd because the Bears allow him to be an insufferable turd. It is hard to visualize Belichick tolerating insubordination.

  9. “Bears – dump Cutler to TB along with a bunch of picks to get Famous Jameis. Experts say – you’ll be an immediate contender with a young, upgraded QB.”

    Because Lovie Smith wants to have a second go-around with Cutler.

  10. grow a pair and say it with ya chest!

    They don’t want to put their names behind it, because they know they’ll get criticized too. Man up.

    I bet one is that punk J’Marcus Webb and one of the coaches is Martz, since they singled him out in the article.

    Smh, Martz catered the offense around Jay, huh? That explain the 72 sack season, throwing to Devin Hester?

  11. That contract, signed not even two years ago, is what matters, not anonymous hearsay.

    Amazing how a circle of extremely wealthy and supposed smart people could make such a huge miscalculation!

  12. exjock says:
    Mar 4, 2015 2:36 PM
    Bears – dump Cutler to TB along with a bunch of picks to get Famous Jameis. Experts say – you’ll be an immediate contender with a young, upgraded QB.

    ______________________

    Lovie Smith and Cutler couldn’t get away from each other fast enough. In fact, I feel sorry for whoever gets drafted by the Bucs at QB. Lovie Smith doesn’t give a rats…about offense.

  13. considering how bad those coaches were I would not take anything they seriously especially if they were lovie smith offensive coaches. are any of them still running NFL offenses? but I guess Jay Cutler has the power to keep another team from hiring them right? you people complain he is not have any passion for the game yet if he gets in the face of a player not doing his job he is a jerk. if he does not say anything and just sits on the bench then he does not have the passion. make up your minds you can’t have it both ways. as for his performance whose fault is that they traded for the guy then refused to run an offense that showcased his skills the way the broncos did. let’s make him a drop back passer and have him run for his life.

  14. I have no respect for people who hide behind the anonymous curtain while they rip into their teammates. Be a man and put your name behind your comments

  15. Why do these people throw all this money at someone who has been in the league for years and still has bad mechanics? Mechanics are fixed in the first few years….unless you’re lazy. Unmotivated and piss-poor attitude don’t help the cause. Cutler sucks and so does whoever who got him on board in Chicago.

  16. ashram says:
    Mar 4, 2015 2:39 PM
    Cutler is an insufferable turd because the Bears allow him to be an insufferable turd. It is hard to visualize Belichick tolerating insubordination.

    ______________________

    What insubordination?

    People are getting crazy upset just because a QB shows no emotion.

    Cutler was a problem for the Bears last year…but not the whole problem. He’s Aaron Rodgers and going to outscore the other team every rip. That defense couldn’t stop any body.

  17. “kenmasters34 says: Mar 4, 2015 2:38 PM Anonymous? In other words…Backstabbers and cowards.”

    Hear hear! You just summed up BSPN, Ken. And yeah, Cutler is a puke.

  18. So the Bears are stuck with Cutler for this season and next. They made the deal with him, so they have to live with it. Cutting him makes no sense, and no one…NO ONE…will trade for him with that deal in place. (Thank you, Browns, for not doing so).

    The 2016 draft is supposed to be much better for QBs. Take one next year and develop him for a year before setting Cutler loose.

    There are no quick fixes in the NFL, and the danger of signing a player to a huge deal with a lot of guaranteed money is a situation like Chicago is facing with Cutler.

    Frankly, any franchise that fields a consistently decent team in this era is doing a good job. The money side of things gets so complicated, and it’s a constant balancing act between who to keep and who to go after in FA, and when to put up the big money.

    A deal like Cutler’s, if the player isn’t producing, hobbles a franchise for years. But that’s also where the QB market is at. It’s getting harder and harder to find that 10-15 year franchise QB.

  19. If you’re going to rip someone in the media, MAN UP! Stand behind whatever you have to say.

    It’s that kind of petty behaviour that has made these sources “FORMER Bears staffers.”

  20. Yes we all know Cutler is a turd, so why don’t these Men of Football give their names???????

    Seriously, why not just state it for the record? Apparently, they never ever ever ever want to work with him again, so why hide?

  21. Unless the Bears are willing to eat a huge contract that they never should have given Cutler in the first place, Cutler isn’t going anywhere, and neither are the Bears.

  22. There seems to be an awful lot of cowards associated with the Bears. Put your name on it or shut up.

  23. thrillcity13 says:
    Mar 4, 2015 2:37 PM

    The Bears blew it with his mega deal last year

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    No they didn’t – Jay Cutler

  24. And were surprised? Dude Ad Libs like 70 percent of the time lol… most sand lot oriented QB in the League… of course coaches will not like him..

  25. If anything, this just makes sympathize with Cutler. With that monster contract, the team isn’t just stuck with him- he’s stuck on that team.

  26. It’s good the new regime is doing their due diligence, I guess, but I think they already know they’re gonna be plugging their noses, closing their eyes, and eating the crap sandwich left by Phil Emery for at least the upcoming season. They’ve got their hands more than full just rebuilding the defense and fixing the toxic culture to worry about finding Cutler’s successor in the next few months.

    They’ll keep Cutler, design an offense that hides his significant weaknesses as much as possible, bench him if he doesn’t play within the system and let the chips fall where they may. They really have no other choice. If that strategy works and the defense and special teams come around, maybe they win 7 or 8 games this season and have a good foundation built for the new QB in 2016.

  27. All those ex-coaches contributed to him making more $$ than all of them will make combined, so I can see why they choose to be anonymous. They created & fed the monster!

  28. @leatherface2012 says:
    Mar 4, 2015 3:04 PM
    still throws a better ball than rodgers ———————————————————————————————–
    Yeah, but Rodgers throws it to his own receivers!

  29. The Bears obv dont want to trade or cut Cutler. I think they’re leaking this info in hopes it will act as an impetus for the guy to step up his game.

  30. yea, but does he throw it better than “what’s his name” from Seattle? Also, Rogers would have been in the SB if his coaches could coach.

  31. its funny that there is such a focus in america these days about anti bullying, yet this cutler dude hears it from coaches, gms, fans, players, etc. are we really gonna bully a dude out of football?

    PICK ON SOMEONE UR OWN SIZE

  32. All these guys are only doing now what Aaron Kromer did a few months ago. The difference of course being that Kromer was still on the Bears payroll at the time.

  33. 12 Supposedly big tough NFL players and coaches and not a single one is willing to stand behind their words publicly?

    If you don’t like, or didn’t like, playing with the guy, at least have the cajones to say it out loud and on-the-record.

  34. Cutler is a loser. Everyone outside of the Bears sees that. Feel bad for coach Fox who got stuck with Cutler whether he likes it or not. They should make that idiot Phil Emery pay for Cutler’s salary.

  35. There’s a few QBs you can simply look at and know immediately that you can never picture them hoisting a Lombardi in their lives:

    Jay Cutler
    Andy Dalton
    Geno Smith
    Stafford

  36. McDaniels caught a lot of crap for trading Cutler for Orton but it looks like he knew the same things these guys do. Cutler is locker room poison despite his talent.

    If you know your QB is never going to be a leader best just to move on.

  37. I pray that the TN Titans come through and do a trade for low level multiple draft picks .. Chicago isn’t going anywhere in 2015 anyway! There is contract offset language if jay get’s 15 million or more in a trade, the offset would remove all of the cap effective 6/01/15. Just do Ryan Pace…

  38. I’m a Bears fan. I just wish Cutler had one tenth of the charisma sense of humor and likeability of Aaron Rodgers.

    Just one tenth. That would do wonders for Jay’s image.

  39. Cutler is a loser. Everyone outside of the Bears sees that. Feel bad for coach Fox who got stuck with Cutler whether he likes it or not. They should make that idiot Phil Emery pay for Cutler’s salary.

    Why feel bad for Fox? I am sure he could have found a different team if he wanted.

  40. If you are a starting qb, you can survive one coach getting canned, maybe two – but no way is a third coach going to allow a two-time loser to take him down as well.

  41. I have said many times before that Cutler is the biggest crybaby in the NFL. He is a loser and the Bears will never win with this twinkie at the helm. He is a sneering twerp who probably does not have the respect of his teammates and is a cancer in the locker room. Simply put, the guy is a tool.

  42. It’s funny how many people on here will talk about having your name out their when you rip somebody even though 100% of people who respond here are anonymously ripping Jay Cutler and taking umbrage with actual people who play the game doing the same exact thing.

    There is absolutely no mystery to Cutler. Joe Flacco is emotionless, Jay Cutler simply looks like he’s pouting all the time. His body language stinks of a man who hates his job.

    And the exact reason these folks are remaining anonymous is because of the extreme amount of power quarterbacks have. It does not help the get another job if it’s perceived they will talk about their quarterbacks. At least they have a reason for anonymity which is more than I can say for most football trolls.

  43. I don’t understand why this is such a big surprise to everyone. A few years ago when he “Quit” on the team during a home game against GB and everyone said he was hurt. That was horsedodo. He quit – period. He was tired of getting his butt shagged. When was the last time – winter or fall – when he didn’t have his hands in his pockets, his shoulders curving together and his eyes on the ground. Jay Cutler is the poster child for the NFC North door mat. He thinks he’s going to lose, he knows he’s going to lose, he’s pretty sure he’s going to lose and Voila, he loses. He’s definitely a career destroyer – other people’s careers.

  44. scoops1 says:
    Mar 4, 2015 2:30 PM
    Cutler only cares about one thing….Keeping his wife happy
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    I don’t even think he cares about that.

  45. There were dudes on here calling him a franchise quarterback his second year in the league.

    Oops.

  46. I’m a Bears fan. I just wish Cutler had one tenth of the charisma sense of humor and likeability of Aaron Rodgers.

    Just one tenth. That would do wonders for Jay’s image.
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    Cutler’s persona is an issue, no question. But the far bigger problem is what he does – and doesn’t do – on the field. He simply cannot put a team on his shoulders and come up big when it really counts. Green Bay owned him from the day he came to Chicago, and for the last two years Detroit has as well. On top of which he makes way too many game-changing mistakes. If he had performed on the field the last few years the way Rogers has, he could be the biggest tool in the league and I’d still call his contract money well spent.

  47. Cutler doesn’t care. You think there’s a reason they call Trestman a QB Guru? Did you see McCown and even Clausen play under him. It should say alot about Cutler.

  48. I pray that the TN Titans come through and do a trade for low level multiple draft picks .. Chicago isn’t going anywhere in 2015 anyway! There is contract offset language if jay get’s 15 million or more in a trade, the offset would remove all of the cap effective 6/01/15. Just do Ryan Pace…
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    You’re close, the offset language gets the 15.5 mil back for the Bears overall, but the cap hit is the cap hit. So it will have cost them nothing, but they still cannot spend that money on someone for 2015, because it’s gone.

  49. I pray that the TN Titans come through and do a trade for low level multiple draft picks .. Chicago isn’t going anywhere in 2015 anyway! There is contract offset language if jay get’s 15 million or more in a trade, the offset would remove all of the cap effective 6/01/15. Just do Ryan Pace…
    —————————————————————–
    You’re close, the offset language gets the 15.5 mil back for the Bears overall, but the cap hit is the cap hit. So it will have cost them nothing, but they still cannot spend that money on someone for 2015, because it’s gone.

  50. Cut him and move on. He will never be a Franchise QB. Simply… There is too much air between his ears. He does not have the mental
    horsepower.

  51. In other words, John Fox and the new GM are working with journos to prep Bears fans for a Cutler exit.

  52. I think Jay Cutler shows all the signs of being on the Autism spectrum. A lot of the things he struggles with in his social interactions are the same problems a person diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome would struggle with.

  53. That’s the kind of culture the McCaskey family allowed to be created in Chicago since they took over the football operations and made their family pet, Ted Phillips the President and CEO. They didn’t bring football people in to build the Bears, they brought in “their” people; their PUPPETS ! Now we’re feeling the fallout from all of that crap. John Fox jumped from the fire into the frying pan when he agreed to come to Chicago……………

  54. Interesting how the focus of most of these comments is trashing the cowardliness of the coaches making the comments rather than noting the unfortunate substance of what they said.

  55. Bears should just suck it up and trade him, let the team bottom out next season, draft high, and start a complete rebuild. Just watching Cutlers demeanor on the field and the sidelines, you can tell he looks bored and uninterested, like he’s just there to collect a paycheck. If Mariota drops to them in this draft, they aught to seriously consider taking him…

  56. Cutler’s a loser. Tons of talent but he’s never been a winner. Just who he is but don’t feel bad for him, he has lots of money and a hot wife.

  57. He comes across as being the type of player who is the last guy to show up to practice…and makes up for it by being the first guy to leave. He probably doesn’t put much time into studying tape and preparing for game day.

    And I can’t tell you how many times a game he throws incomplete downfield on 2nd or 3rd and short while Forte is standing in the flat waving his arms for the ball. Chicago’s offense was one of the most frustrating to watch last year.

  58. Guys like Cutler, Vince Young, Jeff George, Leaf, JaMarcus, Crouch, etc, are why you don’t draft the guy with “all the physcial tools”. If they have a 10 cent head and no leadership ability, then all those tools are useless. Talk to college coaches, staffers, teammates, etc. If the guy has red flags in college, he’s not likely not going to get better maturity or attitude-wise when he’s given tens of millions.

  59. If the guy has red flags in college, he’s not likely not going to get better maturity or attitude-wise when he’s given tens of millions.
    ————————
    And yet, Jameis Winston will be the #1 overall pick in this year’s draft.

  60. Is there anyone from either of the past two Bears regimes (which were fired) worth listening to? I don’t get it. The Trestman regime in particular was incompetent on almost every level.

  61. Not a Cutler fan, but what’s the point of ripping him, especially the people in the Trestman regime who had a perfect opportunity to get rid of him when Mcown played as well as he had when he was in there. At least Lovie’s staff was stuck with him because Angelo traded so much to get him.

  62. jrumrj22 says:
    Mar 4, 2015 4:06 PM
    I think Jay Cutler shows all the signs of being on the Autism spectrum. A lot of the things he struggles with in his social interactions are the same problems a person diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome would struggle with.
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    ^This…

    Except, Aspies are typically very good in their respective art… For many it’s video games, or drawing, or math…

    If Cutler’s discipline is NFL QB, he even fails at being an Aspie.

  63. EX coaches can’t openly rip any player or coach publicly . Remember, there is a black list for coaches who talk publicly. Believe it.

  64. The ex coaches of the CHICAGO BEARS were all recycled position
    Coaches at best, maybe Martz gets a little more credit but not much. Lovie got out coached by his own division every season
    Trestman has no business in the NFL. and somebody please shoot
    Mel Tucker before he sneak back in the league. CUTLER is still the best QB the Chicago bears have had since that maniac McMahon
    and he’s the best QB available right now. The draft and free agency together can’t show me a better QB. REMEMBER Creag Crunzel, Kordell Stewart, that’s what we are headed for if we are
    not careful.

  65. bassplucker says: Mar 4, 2015 4:02 PM

    I’m a Bears fan. I just wish Cutler had one tenth of the charisma sense of humor and likeability of Aaron Rodgers.

    Just one tenth. That would do wonders for Jay’s image.
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    Cutler’s persona is an issue, no question. But the far bigger problem is what he does – and doesn’t do – on the field. He simply cannot put a team on his shoulders and come up big when it really counts. Green Bay owned him from the day he came to Chicago, and for the last two years Detroit has as well. On top of which he makes way too many game-changing mistakes. If he had performed on the field the last few years the way Rogers has, he could be the biggest tool in the league and I’d still call his contract money well spent.
    ———————————————————
    Precisely. Cutler is a ridiculously talented game manager, where if you surround him with a solid supporting cast, and don’t ask him to do it all, he can be successful. Heck, he beat Green Bay in the final game last season, before Chris Conte forgot there was more field behind him on 4th down to cover.

    He outplayed Rodgers that day, but you can’t expect that regularly. His average day can be solid, if you don’t expect him to be Rodgers. Putting a team on his back, recipe for disaster. Giving him a structure and a role in an offense, a team can win with him under center. Maybe not long-term, but he can get a team to the playoffs. He did in 2013, but the Bears defense gave it back.

    A strong running game, a respectable defense, and a real play-action passing game from under center (not shotgun like Trestman ran) and Cutler can get you 25-30TDs, 3700-4000 yards, and could keep the turnovers in the 12-15 range. That’s his ceiling at this point in his career, and that’s still better than a lot of guys could do.

    Funny thing is, if he ran around like an excited lunatic, and was super fun-loving and friendly with the media, he would be Favre. Same guy on the field. Give him freedom, he’ll kill you every time. Give him structure, and he can win. Remember, Favre killed a couple of coaches in his day too after Holmgren left.

  66. A lot of people are misinformed about Cutler’s contract. There is a provision that if his next contract makes up for the remaining guaranteed portion, the Bears don’t owe him a dime. In other words if his next contract is at least $15.5mil over its entire length, the Bears can move on free and clear. They have plenty of cap space this year so they would only cut or trade him if they can upgrade at QB. Sure he gets paid too much but he’s still better than some other starters and almost all backups.

  67. Bears – dump Cutler to TB along with a bunch of picks to get Famous Jameis. Experts say – you’ll be an immediate contender with a young, upgraded QB.
    ——————————————–

    Reality says – your defense still sucks and a “young upgraded QB” won’t help that….

  68. Same old story as with Rex Grossman; if your QB is constantly running for his life or laying on his back, his ‘leadership’ and ability to run ‘ the plays called by coaches ‘ is . . .

  69. Bears’ best move would be to swallow hard, release him tomorrow, take the hit, and move on.

    Supporters point to his stats — but stats do not tell the whole story.

    As Mark Twain said — there are lies, there are damn lies, and there are statistics.

  70. “It won’t be easy for the Bears to move on from Cutler any time soon, as his $15.5 million 2015 base salary is fully guaranteed, and $10 million of his $16 million 2016 base salary becomes fully guaranteed if he’s still on the Bears’ roster a week from now.”
    Disagree—It would be easy to move on, but it would hurt the check book.
    Pay 15.5 mill for him to leave VS 25.5 mill to stay for a year.

    “Same old story as with Rex Grossman; if your QB is constantly running for his life or laying on his back, his ‘leadership’ and ability to run ‘ the plays called by coaches ‘ is . . .”
    Disagree—the sex cannon only got a year, after mentoring under Kordell Stewart, tearing his ACL, and breaking his ankle. He never had Marshall, Jeffery, Bennett, or Forte. He had an old Mush, Berrian, Rashied Davis, Cedric the bear bust and Olsen who cost them a game against Carolina…Jones was the only help he had.
    The difference b/w JC and RG is 2 inches.
    IMHO, I’d make a play for Bradford and Glennon both.

  71. This organization is straight up garbage. Thats the problem. The ownership is 3rd rate.

  72. I’m not trying to defend these “coward” coaches, but they are in the same business, so why start personal feuds? Just like in any workplace it’s people talking about others behind their back. We don’t commonly have a workplace where people walk up to, or email coworkers telling them how they really feel. Just my opinion…

    As far as Cutler goes, he seems like a good QB, but his personality says it all. Just look at his face, that friggin look on his face…

  73. Any word on that off-season surgery to get his chin removed from his chest? His posture and throwing mechanics should improve dramatically…..

  74. OMG… it’s sick to see so much hate for this guy.
    I just don’t get it.
    Has Jay Cutler ever been charged with obstruction, murder, rape, DUI, beaten his kid, punched his wife, threatened to box people on twitter, used steroids? Nope.
    Has he thrown his teammates or coaches under a bus in public? Nope.
    Is there ANY sound byte from Jay- bashing the awful defense he’s had to play with? Nope.
    Honestly what makes this guy “the worst”? His contract? Are you kidding? There is a person in the world who would have declined that contract if offered… “Um no I’ll take 70% less then you want to pay me”
    Where is Forte? (one playoff win in his career too) Where are all those superbowls from Urlacher/Briggs tenure?
    Why doesn’t Chicago get more pissed about them NOT getting it done?
    It’s garbage. I truly hope Jay succeeds just to watch all the idiot Meatballs jump back on bandwagon.

  75. Yet these are the same professional NFL people who drafted him high, gave him two huge contracts, and traded multiple first round picks for him. All for one playoff win in almost a decade (same as Tebow in a year). Yet again, if you throw a beautiful spiral in shorts on a Wednesday, these jokers think you’re a football player and a leader.

  76. Jay is not Autistic. He is Introverted, Intelligent, hates social niceties and pays a lot of attention to his looks. He has an elitist view of himself, but why? He pays much more attention to his appearance than he did in past and lastly, when a Diabetic gets low in sugar, they become moody…

  77. Go ahead, get rid of the guy. It won’t change the fact that the defense was one of the worst in the league and special teams were almost as bad. The GB defense said they knew what plays the offense was going to run, you can’t blame that on Jay.

  78. Everyone in the NFC north loves jay cutler. They will even put a name to that statement. I love him as chicago qb. Someone tell chicago that if they want to be a real threat, fix your feild or become a run first team. That turf makes it almost impossible to have a high powered offense. Build you d, pound the rock, and hope cutler doesnt blow it. Hes there to stay for awhile. Just make him a game manager.

  79. Cutler’s poor fundamentals (throwing off back foot,
    never throwing the ball away when receivers are covered) has to have a negative effect on his teammates in general and the defense specifically not to mention coaches.

    Secondly, with a talent like Forte all they need is an average pro QB who protects the ball and can make the quick passes they would need if they ran Forte and utilized play action like 90% of the rest of the league.

    Take the $ hit now, let Fox build on whats here now and let Cutler be another teams problem even if the Bears are paying for it.

  80. The only thing Jay Cutler has proven is that he can’t play. Why a team would sign him to a big contract is beyond me. Why wouldn’t you take a gamble on a young player instead of paying for a proven bad player? And these GMs get paid $millions to make these decisions. It’s just gross.

  81. This isn’t new to anyone that watches NFL football.
    Denver traded the guy without a real answer for his position. He can’t beat queen bay, so why have him.

  82. Love the photo. I was a Cutler apologist right up until this last season. I came to the realization that if he doesn’t care whether he wins or loses, I probably shouldn’t either.

  83. Tom Brady, between his salary and his signing bonus will make $14M next season.

    What genius in the Bears’ organization thought that Cutler was worth more money? $15M for Cutler? That’s nothing but criminal.

    Calling all Bears’ fans, storm the Bastille. I understand that you don’t want to give up your season tickets. But stand up, turn your back to the field whenever Cutler is on the field. 60,000 people standing with their backs to the field will send a message to management that cannot be ignored.

  84. I remember during the 49ers vs Bears game very early in the season Bears fans were actually writing Cuter better than Rodgers. Even though he can’t beat Aaron, beat him once and that was solely because of special teams gaffes by GB. Jay is and always will be a loser.

  85. ANYBODY who bashes anonymously is a COWARD and a LOSER. This article is another ridiculous waste of time to even give a moments notice to cowards that would bash Jay Cutler, or anybody else, anonymously.

  86. I think it’s funny how the people criticizing the anonymous complainers are themselves complaining anonymously. I guess you guys have an issue with WhistleBlower laws , anonymous tips for crime reporting and when company’s do anonymous surveys for the state of employee happiness

  87. Bears stink. It’s not all Cutler’s fault.
    O line is as weak as the D line. Coaching is the real problem. Some coaches contend in the playoffs year after year despite many roster changes and others squander high priced talent.

  88. daydreamnation says:
    Mar 8, 2015 4:25 AM
    I think it’s funny how the people criticizing the anonymous complainers are themselves complaining anonymously. I guess you guys have an issue with WhistleBlower laws , anonymous tips for crime reporting and when company’s do anonymous surveys for the state of employee happiness
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    These anonymous complainers are not reporting anything illegal. They are taking pot shots at a guy’s character without any fear of reciprocation or any challenge. That’s weak sauce. It’s shallow and petty, not noble. The “insiders” made it a point to hide their identity for the information they provide. Your typical internet poster is anonymous so the crazy people can’t target them, not because their sole intent is to trash a specific person they work with.

  89. Can’t trade him, can’t cut him. But a tackle could miss a block at practice, and a backup DE could forget the don’t hit the qb rule and smash him into the turf. Military style “education” is the only hope to get anything out of him. Put an envelope in his locker with a brochure for the manning passing academy. One of the coaches probably has a 14 year old son who plays qb, get him to throw with Jay, have the kid explain mechanics. Belittle and haze him to the point he quits (then you’re off the hook for his salary) or maybe he will finally become a qb and win some games.

  90. I love the Cutler. I love the fact that he doesn’t give a flying fig what you think him, or what the sports mediots think of him. So many of you on here just blindly swallow and regurgitate the Jay-hating narrative that’s been spoon fed to you over the years.

    Things Jay Cutler has never done: committed a crime, taunted fans, bad-mouthed a teammate, blamed someone else for his mistakes, blown up at the media, blamed teammates for a loss (when they were clearly to blame – I’m looking at you, Conte/Marion Barber/etc.), or done anything else more reprehensible than occasionally go off-script, or otherwise play his emotions close to the vest, which is something I actually admire.

    He’s Tony Romo, minus the golfing and smiling. He’s Favre, without the goofiness and charisma and creep factor.

    The man has had to put up with some of the WORST offensive coaches (Turner, Tice, Martz, Lovie) and worst offensive lines in football. The guy got killed year after year, and kept right on getting up and getting back to work, never saying a negative word.

    He hangs in to make passes in the face of a sack, throws blocks for running plays, and plays through injury AND a chronic medical condition – he’s maybe the toughest QB in the league, and takes all the adversity in stride. He’s got a world-class arm and a 100+ passer rating when rolling out of the pocket. Talent through the roof. Little known fact: he’s actually been one of the best QBs in the league at leading his team to comeback victories in the 4th quarter or OT.

    I also think Cutler’s one of the better leaders in the NFL – but because it’s less overt, people don’t get it. Just because he’s got a big contract, doesn’t drop to his knees and slobber for the media, jump around like an excited schoolboy, or get all butthurt over every perceived slight like Karen Rodgers, people interpret it all as apathy and “bad attitude”.

    But I see it more as a sign of intelligence. Jay simply chooses to stay above the trivial B.S. that fans and sportswriters get hung up on, and I for one can’t wait for the day when some team/coaches finally puts the structure around him he needs to succeed, and he does.

    Then all you Cutler-bashing sheep can go get bent.

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