Jay Cutler Mocked in Beat Down Loss to Packers
Jay Cutler took an absolute beating during yesterday’s 23-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers being sacked 7 times only throwing for 126 yards on 11 of 27 attempts with 4 picks which resulted in a putrid 28.2 QB rating. This comes after he spent some time trash talking the Packers defense earlier this week saying that his offense would be “UNSTOPPABLE” against them. Must of this new found confidence was due to the Bears offensive output against the Colts in week 1 racking up 41 points with his new wide receiving crew in old Bronco teammate Brandon Marshall + rookie Alshon Jeffrey.
This was clearly not the case as once again the Packers who have always found a way to limit his production, and as a matter of fact make him look downright brutal at times. Two players in particular seem to have a hay day against Cutler. First off Clay Matthews in absolute beat down mode recording 3.5 sacks. Due to the outstanding pressure created from the front 7 it put Cutler in some tough spots which had him forcing up a lot of bad football resulting in 4 interceptions, one of them to a familiar player hall of fame corner Charles Woodson.
Over the years during the division rivalry Woodson has had his fair share of interpections and often views himself as a receiver for Cutler with these comments following last night’s game:
“I don’t know if we took (Cutler’s comments) personal, but we thought it was kind of funny, that all of a sudden they were the team to beat because they got a couple of new guys. They had no answers up front.
“Jay is a guy, he’ll give you a chance. You just have to be in position. It’s the same old Jay. We don’t need luck, Jay will throw us the ball. Proof is in the pudding.”
Way to go Jay!!! You can tell the Packers defense took his comments personally and used it as a motivation tactic to play a much improved defensive game. It’s an angle I have never understood in pro sports… why even bother trash talking your opponents. Not like they aren’t motivated to play well but these comments clearly cannot help your team and only hinder themselves due to creating extra motivation for the opponent. Why not just keep your mouth shut and go about your business? Furthermore, if you are going to come out publicly and make comments of this nature why after one game? Especially when it was against one of the worst defenses in the NFL with the Colts.
Not only was Cutler being made fun of by Packer players their fan base was also involved including this three year old kid who has spotted with the following hysterical sign:
Even though I find this sign funny I don’t necessarily agree with it. Because at the end of the day for all the criticism Cutler takes about being soft and overrated it’s not necessarily warranted. First off he takes an absolute beating due to the Bears offensive line being atrocious. Yes he was terrible last night but for the most part that was due to him having zero protection and the second the Bears fell behind two scores he was forced to throw the ball all game long. I don’t care if it’s Rodgers, Brady, Brees or Manning standing behind that Bears o line last night they were going to have a bad game. So instead of putting all the blame on Cutler, football fans need to do a better job assessing what transpires on the field.
As for him crying I will take his teammates words from the NFC Championship game two years ago when he exited early with an injury stating that he is a tough player. They see him on a daily basis and understand the beating he takes which is something I really don’t think most football fans understand. Yes he may come across a bit arrogant and have a goofball smile but that doesn’t mean he’s soft, weak and overrated. Not many people would consider him an elite QB anyways so why would he be considered overrated? He’s somewhere in that middle of the pack QB ranking in the NFL. Maybe if fans viewed it that way instead of having such high expectations they wouldn’t be as disappointed after last night’s performance.