Learning To Live With Jay Cutler

Learning To Live With Jay Cutler

There are a few undeniable facts associated with rooting for a team quarterbacked by Jay Cutler.

On the field he is capable of making both the most spectacular and the silliest throw you've ever seen. At times it seems he is capable of completing a pass to quite literally all twenty-one other men on the field. His ability to use his legs to avoid sacks saves him hitting the turf 5-10 times a game and his belief that he can make any throw on the field probably lands him on back just as many times. He has no problem calling out teammates on the sideline for an inability to do their job.

Off the field, he doesn't give a shit. He doesn't give a shit what you think or I think. He doesn't give a shit what Brad Biggs or David Haugh or Sean Jensen thinks. He doesn't give a shit what Woodson, Waddle, Silvy, Ditka or the ghost of Brian Piccolo think either. He's smug. He's arrogant. He thinks he's smarter than the rest of us, what with his Vanderbilt degree hanging on the wall. Fans want their NFL quarterbacks to spit platitudes and cliches at reporters. Cutler tells the truth and he may be the most transparent player in the NFL. What he allows fans and media members to see they don't always like.

Cutler's greatness can not exist without the capacity for evil on display Thursday night. It is the same mind. The same arm. It is not Good Rex/Bad Rex. These are not different men on different days. The Jay Cutler at Lambeau against the Packers was the same man at Soldier Field Sunday against the Colts. If Brandon Marshall and Devin Hester make a couple catches he would have put the Bears in position to win a game in which he threw four picks and was sacked seven times. For Cutler there is a fine, fine line between the interception and touchdown. Not only are either possible each time he cocks back his arm but one gets the sense there is little emotional distinction between them for Cutty.

And wouldn't I be hypocritical to criticize how Jay handles the media? I have grown over the years to despise 90% of the individuals comprising Chicago media over my seven years operating this here website. If I had to sit in front of them twice a week and listen to their constant inanity I would most likely raise my head to the sky and scream for several minutes. When a writer asks Jay if he "envisioned" a performance like Thursday night, I applaud Jay for not walking away from the podium while loudly mumbling "asshole".

I acknowledge who he is on the field and understand him off it. The four-pick possibility and cantankerous interview are the price you pay to accept Jay's skillset and bask in the glory of his frequent brilliance. That is who Jay Cutler is. And I don't see him diverging from that path anytime soon.

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  • First to say I still like Jay.

  • He better win the second showdown with the Pack this season.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    and, for that matter, our third game of the season at home against the rams.

  • In reply to evantonio:

    I will be at both those games. We will win them both... I guarantee it!

  • The Bears still suck!

  • In reply to gukenheimer:

    What's up with the german-themed trolls on here?

  • In reply to Crown:

    za germans... fucking scum of europe.

    (not really, just these trolls)

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh, and it's the same asshole with WAAAAAAAAAAAY too much time on his hands. think about the psychology of a guy who spends that much of his life on another team's blog trolling. Obvious mental health issuse maing

  • What a junk piece. No one here cares how arrogant he is with the media. The problem with Cutler is on the field. You seem to get lost in how hard and far he can throw. He isn't as mobile as you suggest. His clock in the pocket is sub-par. He needs to throw out of bounds when nothing is there. Many QBs can make that throw to Alshon in game 1 with the same amount of time. I'm still rooting like hell for his though.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Gotta agree Crown. Also, when he's lost his composure on the field and he's throwing it to no one in particular, he has to be held accountable. At some point Tice has to bench him because he's hurting the team. Campbell is no slouch. He can come off the bench and give the team a lift. At the very least he can stop the bleeding.

    I'm not recommending Jay get benched every time he's not having a great game. I am advocating he gets benched when he's playing out of control. Sitting on the bench for a little while should help him collect himself and think about whether he wants to grow up and reach his full potential or if he wants to continue to be that "crazy gunslinger".

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada, please tell me you are smirking behind your keyboard as you wrote that.

    Bench Cutler for Campbell????????????

    Canada, imagine going to work every day and having your boss demand top tier projects and presentations. All of your competition has the internet, cool iPhones, tech, etc all the while hiring new and exciting prospects with ambition and drive and you have to do your projects on a fucking broken typewriter working alongside the old guy that smells like cheese and kitty litter and the divorced mother of 3 who has a barbed wire ring tatoo on her arm. Then after a couple of years they get you a used Dell from 2001 that has a bunch of viruses on it but you still manage to pull off a great presentation once in a while.

    Bench Cutler for Campbell????? WHAT IN THEEEE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    nice analogy.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Read it again. "I'm not recommending Jay get benched every time he's not having a great game. I am advocating he gets benched when he's playing out of control."

    When he's playing out of control he's not helping anyone (other than the opponent). Why leave him in there? I've seen him out of control about a half dozen times since he's been a Bear. Every time he was like a woodpecker on meth. I don't care about the screaming and yelling. I do care about throwing the ball up for grabs. He does that a lot when he's out of control. He seriously needs to grow up. He acts like a spoiled, petulant child. If he continues down that path he will lose the locker room.

    BTW, did you see him try to kick Woodson? I turned the game off before that play. Did he really do that or is that a bunch of media BS? If he really did that, I'd say it proves my point.

    I agree the OL, WR's, TE's, RB's and Tice all had a hand in the debacle. So did Cutler.

  • In reply to Crown:

    Agreed.

  • Other than the 4 INTs, I have no problem with Jay Cutler's performance/attitude last night. He should fire up his O-line. He should be honest at the podium. He should be pissed off. Like he said, "If they want a quarterback who doesn't care, they can get somebody else." And who cares if he doesn't give a shit what anybody thinks. Is he supposed to? If Tom Brady bawled out his O-line and flipped a figurative bird at the media last night, he would be lauded for it and ESPN would play clips of it for the next one hundred years, praising his toughness, his attention to detail and his passion for winning.

    One note on the offense. Did anyone else feel like Cutler refused to get rid of the ball? Is this on the coaches? Is this on Cutler? Judas Priest! This shit's been going on for two or three years now. Nearly every passing down, Cutler's tap dancing with the ball for ten minutes. Throw the sucker! And not into traffic! Of the seven sacks last night, a few of those had to be on Cutler himself. My lands, that drives me nuts. Are the bears the only team without a bail-out option for the qb? Do they tell him not to throw it away? Is there a quick slant in this playbook? With all of these "weapons", there has to be SOMEWHERE he can go with the football. I know we're all a little weary of the Hester bubble screens and end-arounds, but I was begging for one last night. Oy.

    The Bears will bounce back at home against the Rams. I can't wait to wash this loss out of my mouth. I wish it was next Sunday.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    I stopped reading after your first sentence.

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    "other than the 4 int's I have no problem with Jay Cutler"

    Kinda like saying,

    Other than hacking people into little pieces, I have no problem with Charles Manson.

    He was throwing off his back foot, under throwing receivers who were wide open, and not paying attention to the clock in his head. I know the line sucks some serious ass. And I'm praying Webb is done and our new acquisition is an actual professional left tackle, but I'm getting sick of this shit.

    Jay Cutler should be able to put up better numbers, more consistently than he does. Period. I'm not letting the Offensive line be an excuse anymore. He knows they suck. Fucking roll out and for god's sake, throw the ball away. Jesus H. It's football 101. If Cutty can't get it done this year with these offensive skill players, I may have a Jay Cutler bandwagon seat for sale.

  • or....

    other than addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division I have no problems with the maths?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    How 'bout logs?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    sin, cosin?

    no thanks... I was told there'd be no math involved.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/babymantis/20-spectacularly-nerdy-math-jokes-1opu

  • In reply to WeShallReturn:

    "But other than THAT, how did you like the show, Mrs. Lincoiln?"

  • Albertintucson is right. Cutty can chew anyone out that he wants on the sideline.
    Honestly though, I think Jay threw JWebb the shoulder bump because JWebb was laughing and smirking during the ass-chewing. Our old friend Jim McMahon had one of the best O lines ever, and that never stopped him from chewing ass publicly.

  • In reply to EnderWiggin:

    "Watched Jay's post gamer this morning on a replay BEARS POST GAME LIVE on CSN (a channel DISH adds when you add REDZONE) and was quite disappointed.

    He answered all the questions but he should have said
    "Offensively, we mostly sucked and I contributed mightily to our suckage. I need to shut up and put up."

    "Regarding Webb, Cutty can scream all he wants, but if that's me and he lays his hands upon me I grab him by the collar, hoist his ass off the ground and tell him to "keep your hands to yourself or this will be Jason Campbell's team after I break you in two."

    That fact that Webb just TOOK what I consider over-the-line crap from Jay may well speak to Jamarcus' basic UNSUITABILTY for the position he plays. Or TRIES to play."

    ~Albertintucson

  • In reply to Shady:

    Thank you, Shady. I'm flattered.

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I like the little tilde thing before your name, nice touch. Your parents were very creative.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    THAT was Shady's addition, MB, but I JUST may start using it myself!

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    I know Al, I was kind of making fun of Shady for adding it.

  • Chris Williams anyone? What the fuck happened to that guy, or specifically the the Williams who played that game against Jared Allen toward the end of '09? I thought we were set back then. Is Jerry Angelo laughing at us right now or what?

    I still don't see how Williams could possibly be worse than Webb.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    one game ben. Even a blind squirrel gets a nut once in a while. Williams is garbage at tackle too.

    We need to FOCUS all of our acquisition attention for the next few years on rebuilding our pathetic oline.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Along with the 20 or so other teams trying to do the same thing.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    +1.

  • I for one thought Cutler had taken a big step forward last year in the games leading up to the infamous thumb. Definately took a step back last nite but not a huge one. Take that fake fg out of the game and it changes everything that happened after. To that point our D was teeing up on Mr Rodgers as frequently ad they were getting to #6.

    Next time they meet up it will be a different Bear team lining up accross from gb, like last year we are still evolving, we just entered and hopefully finished the Naked Squirrel Monkey phase. Next phase: velociraptor.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    The difference is Rodgers doesn't lose his composure and start throwing the ball around to no one in particular. Rodgers was frustrated last night, he was screaming at Jones, but he didn't shit the bed. Jay plays out of control and we have no chance of winning when he does that.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Well I do agree with you about Rodgers keeping his cool. But I also think knowing that at anytime when you drop back there's about a 50% chance that some crazy roided-out blonde-haired caveman with a ridge above his eyes that cast a shadow over his whole face could be running full speed toward your back would make it pretty hard to focus.

    Even Mr perfect Rodgers would have trouble with that given the same circumstances. And let's also remember that Rodgers wasn't exactly lighting it up either. Their only offensive TD happened when the game was pretty much over.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    True enough but Rodgers wasn't making things worse by throwing it up for grabs. He's been sacked almost as much as Cutler in the last 3 years.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    you'd rather have to run from pep?

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Good point, but I guess my point is whichever qb has Webb on the left side had alot to think about.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Canada - the Pack changed their gameplan and started doing 3 step drops and quick pitches while still running the rock so Rodgers wouldn't get fucking hurt as he was on pace to do.

    The Bears refused to run, refused to move the pocket, refused to utilize short to medium routes to get the ball out of Cutlers hands, etc. Shame on Tice. Fucking shame on him.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Remember, Cutler can audible now.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    changing from a 5 or 7 step drop or predictable playaction to a 3 step drop or sprint out because you want to is not an "audible" , it's called changing the play.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    True, Canada, but that WAS an entertaining tantrum A-Rod threw when James Jones faked him into that Jennings pick. Even Johnny Knox couldn't have done a better job of cutting that route off.

  • What a disapointing night. It all started when I ran out of propane while grilling this expensive ass grass fed beef tri-tip from the co-op. My friend raved about the quality of meat etc. So I had to finish it off in the oven and while it turned out nice a medium well it was fatty and tough. Lame! Then there was that whole game. When Forte went out it broke our spirits and made Jay turn into a pass happy nutjob.

  • Totall agree Sac (except for the medium well).

  • damn dude, that's happened to me before. trust me on this one... it is 100% worth putting up the extra $27.95 for the spare to keep in your gay-rag.

    Again, fellow... get thee a good cast iron skillet post haste!

    Depending on the doneness when you lost your gas... throw that shit on the stovetop at high gas for 2 minutes with a 1/4 stick butter each side to crisp and brown, then into the oven at a preheated 375 for 8-10 for a beautiful medium rare. BOOM!

  • There is no such thing an Nice Medium Well...

    Medium WELL?

    Look Sac...leave the good meat to us carnivores and go eat a head of lettuce or something. No meat should ever be cooked past medium or you shouldn't even bother.

    The Rams defense didn't look very bad vs. Detroit's line so I am not going to say they are a for sure easy win...I think they are but let's not go out there all cocky. One game at a time..let's crush them...they should be 0-2 coming into Soldier's Field since I think Griffin III is going to light them up this Sunday. Never underestimate the enemy...

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    I'm pretty sure for a tri-tip you need to cook atleast medium well or else that can be some tough shit. It's actually really good in a slow cooker.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    So it's like a Brisket? I must say I have never had Tri-tip...so I digress.

  • In reply to Bears-4-Ever:

    It's a very California cut of beef. Medium well to well and the thing is great but anything less and it'll be a chewy mess. This meat was like Wagu prices or something and I was expecting that kind of flavor. Organic grass fed BS

  • btw, did I mention that picof cutty fucking rocks?

  • Seriously, what the fuck kinds of gameplan was that? Martz isn't running the show, but it show looked like it. Tice? Rollout? Quick strike? No? What the fuck? And why the fuck didn't Cutler adjust a play or two? DUDE you can audible now, remember? Just such a patheic effort I have trouble discussing it without getting a headache. Not to mention the way Cutler reacted to adversity... smh not good.

  • Can we get Karen Lewis to play right side tackle on the offensive line? She will need a job soon and is larger than loser LT Webb and much sneakier. The lazy teachers should be wearing Green and Yellow for their tshirts today and not the red of the USSR.

  • In reply to BlitzKrieg:

    of course i mean left side. I love RT Carimi... he was penalized unfairly.

  • In reply to BlitzKrieg:

    I refuse to refer to you by your handle but know this:

    Everyone in your life would be better off without you. Look in the mirror, apologize, and just end it.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    you and your finance buddies should stop cheating and pay your taxes or go back to Belgium Waffle. HAHAHA.

  • In reply to BlitzKrieg:

    end it

  • In reply to Waffle:

    please god

  • In reply to Waffle:

    -1

  • In reply to BlitzKrieg:

    end

  • Headed down to Santa Cruz for the weekend, it's me and my lady's 1 year mark(she hasn't shot me yet). One year ago this Sunday I was headed to Hawaii trying to get that Saints game outta my head only to be dissapointed at GB the next week, but who cares when you're in Hawaii.

    I'll be trying to do the same thing today, to forget about a bad game, but atleast there's a Buffalo Wild Wings on the way down to comfort me.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    6 Wild, 6 blazing, 2 tall dos equis, do it.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Doin it

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    wish I was there doin it with you

  • I'd like to see Schwartz give Harbaugh the finger like that Sunday. And then Harbaugh throws his cap to the ground and just beats the shit out of him.

  • Step away from the ledge, my fellow Bears fans http://chicagofootballtalk.com/31Z

  • damn you erik, damn you for being right.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    btw, good read lad. Keep working on the grammar, but good read.

  • "Learning to Live With Jay Cuter."

    Sounds like a new reality show.

  • @yourboyroy
    Go, Emery, go. RT @vxmcclure23: Steve Slaton coming to Chicago from Houston tonight. Has his workout with the Bears scheduled for Saturday.

  • fuck, that means Matty's ancle is fucked.

    What happened to booker?

  • Can he block?

  • In reply to Shady:

    I don't know but dude is a fucking Brick.

  • That sounds like a high ankle sprain or worse for Forte. UGH!

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    yep, that's what I was thinking.

  • ESPN saying just that...high ankle sprain probable.

    Any decent O-linemen out there needing a home...we could use them as well.

  • “If you are not doing your job, yeah, someone should be allowed to get in your face,” Ogunleye said during an interview on the 'Mully & Hanley Show' Friday morning on WSCR-AM 670. “But if you live in a glass house, you can’t throw any stones. So the way I am looking at the game, no one is yelling at Jay when he is throwing the ball three (four) times to their defenders. And you’ve got to have some sense of accountability. At the end of the day, you start losing the respect of your teammates, you start losing the respect of that offensive line when publicly you’re bumping people and yelling at them in their face. I don’t think it is the right thing to do.”

  • In reply to Shady:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/football/bears/chi-former-bears-captain-rips-into-cutler-20120914,0,559595.story

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shit, Shady... and to think I just bought you a Jay Cutler bobblehead.

  • problem is it's been 4 years... why weren't they fixed first. If our oline got 200% better than last year and we only added weems we would be a much better o.

    "dabearsblog You can't fix an entire offensive line in an offseason. Phil Emery fixed WRs and DB depth. Brought in backup QB & RB. Expect OL in 2013."

    The problem now if that we also have to start backfilling all three of our LBs (sorry nick), and we still don't have one franchise FS. Oh, and peanut also only has 1 maybe 2 years left... maybe (so sad).

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Doooooooooooooooooooooom.

    Gloooooooooooooooooooooom.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    not really, just fucking pissed off that they never seem to want to address our biggest issue. Just never get it. Same old issue I've always had with management.

  • Dude.. FINALLY the director on the Score just told faggot ass Bernstein to quit being such a bitch.

    GOD I HATE HIM.

    He's like the fucking Bill O'Reilly of sports talk.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Why do I do this to myself?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    For these gems (and dragons):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hr1veCEBOKo

  • A nice solid victory against St. Louis will start to stem the articles like "Mutiny against Cutler?" and shit like that. You'd think we were 1-4. The media loves this shit because they love pageviews and sales. McNeill from the Score couldn't be happier that this circus is rolling. It keeps him employed.

    Bears are 1-1 and people are calling for Campbell to be the QB. Am I in the fucking twilight zone? We will be 2-1 in 10 days and 3-1 in 17 days. They will make appropriate adjustments to minimize Webb fuckups and Jay coverage sacks. The sun will rise tomorrow and Blitzkrieg will still be alive (unfortunately). These are all universal truths.

    Wins cure everything and we are going to win games this year. Packers have our number right now and the offense needs to improve. It will happen. Now shut the fuck up and stop being such sissy pussypants doom and gloom sallys.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Agreed.

    The mutiny article on PFT is so fucking goofy.

    McNeill is a saint compared to Bernstein.

    But they're cut from the same douche cloth.

    UGH.

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    The best part about the Florio TMZ piece on "mutiny" is how he includes Ben Roethlisberger and how he became persona non grata in Pittsburgh within the organization. What he failed to address in the article is that he became persona non grata because he raped 2 girls.

    A fucking mutiny? Against the QB that brought you to the NFC Championship game 2 years ago and was on track to putting you in the playoffs again last year? All of a sudden he is now suddenly the target of scrutiny in the organization as someone the team would rebel against? Florio gets paid for this right?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Of course the media loves Cutler, Waffle. For me, it's not the fact they lost a game most people had them losing, it's the fact they lost in spectacular fashion. The same way we've seen before. Complete offensive ineptness. Adjustments? Everyone knew Webb sucks and the line has serious issues, so where were the adjusments last night? Sure they'll pile up wins against terrible teams, sure they might make the playoffs, but it's obvious from the game last night they have a long ways to go before contending for a championship. Cutler's douchiness is just the cherry on top. I hope they can get this shit corrected, but you have to ask why haven't they corrected it already?

  • In reply to Shady:

    That is what annoys me the most. You and I and the rest of the world know what needs to be done to neutralize the packers pressure.

    You and I know that it is correctable and it rips my guts out that coaches can't adapt and call plays to address specific items.

    I'm not listening to talk radio for the next 10 days because my head will explode. The Bears will make the changes, Lovie will keep the locker room together like a coach does and guys will step up. One game will not derail the season as much as the media would love it to.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Fuck an A and no shit Waffle. They beat us 23-10 on a fake field goal and a Marshall drop. People are acting like we're theVikings or Colts or some shit. Tice's second game as the OC. Did it suck? Yes. But holy shit. Everything sucked. If something, somewhere along the way sucked a little less, we're right in that game. There's enough talent here to win a bunch of games. It'll come. Now pass me a big fucking glass of Kool Aid.

  • Well, the Bears did the exact opposite of what I thought they should do to win.

    Didn't run the ball. Didn't stop the run. Oline dream of mediocrity. Got behind, and started chucking it to a D that I warned depended on ints.

    What I didn't expect was for Jay Cutler to regress into his 8th grade self.

    Stoics have a saying, 'it's not how you react in times of peace, but how you react in times of turmoil, which reveals your true character.'

    Juries out on Cutler. Last year in the Lion's game he showed valor. This Pack game he showed instability. I think I know why Cutler and Marshall get along so well - Cutler also has a personality disorder: multiple personality disorder.

  • "It's not how you react in times of peace, but how you react in times of turmoil, which reveals your true character."

    Exactly. Watching Cutler unravel on stage last night made me question, for the first time since he's been a part of the Chicago Bears, whether he can actually lead the Bears to the promised land.

  • Cutler = Romo

    If you want to evaluate Cutler objectively, without Bear goggles on, just analyze Romo.

    Then, after your conclusion, go back and white-out Romo and ink in Cutler.

    I'm now convinced we're no better than a wild-card team. I'm going to continue to believe this until we win an away game against a championship caliber team.

    The only one left on our schedule is the 9ers (we play the Texans at home, and I don't consider the Lions even at Ford Field championship caliber).

    They beat the 9ers, I believe. If not, I expect us to draft around the mid 20s, again, next year.

  • How about Cutler v. Romo on Oct 1st?

  • In reply to Shady:

    two wild card teams. I don't consider the Cowboys championship caliber either. Unfortunately, they're in our tier. Cowboys, Lions, Falcons, Bears...

    Next tier, GB, 9ers, Texans.

    We beat the the Boys, it won't really prove anything to me except that we can beat another team in our league. Romo, like Cutler, can throw 4 TDs or 4ints at any time.

  • Also, we need to trade for Jake Long. I'm not sure what it's going to take, but we NEED to do it.

    1st rounder + 2nd in 2014 + Hester + Webb/C.Williams + something else undisclosed - would be in the ballpark.

    Fins are rebuilding, and I'm sure they would love to collect draft picks. We ain't getting a top LT next year - we'll be left once again passing a Reiff-ish prospect. Time to be bold.

  • I'm all for it... whatever it takes.

  • I'd go for that. I'm not convinced that Hester will run one back this season. He spent to much time in the weight room the last few years.

  • damn, homie is stacked... and I'm not talking about his size. Did you see all the fucking award the guy has won? Damn, get him.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jake_Long

  • RABBLE RABBLE RABBLE!

    That is all.

  • The worst part of all this is that Dilfer is now proven correct.

  • Alot of the team didnt show up period....if your going talk shit , back it up , I think jay was out of line with the bump...period......
    marshell needs to catch that fuckingball in the end zone period.......same goes for hester.....#54 was a playing I thought at 60% he wasnt a factor , need to let this loss motivate us , that sub-performance just can't be tolerated

  • In reply to CRAZZYBEAR:

    Gotta disagree completely on your assessment of Urlacher's play. Of all the problems in the game, Brian was not one of them.

  • Can we get a "Matadors of the Midway" shirt made up?

  • In reply to Who is Willie Gault:

    Love it... Webb, Omelette, Pace, and whoever that other turnstyle was... the name evades me... about three or four years ago.

  • when you hold Rogers to one TD total and in the 4th quarter no less that means not everything was shit.

    This team will win football games. After the Packers lost their first game the media was asking them is they were in panic mode. Have we gotten to that point in NFL reporting where after 1 game people are acting like the season is over, Cutler is a loser, Cutler is the worst quarterback in the league, Cutler is a terrible human being, the Bears should just mail in the rest of their games, we'll never beat a real team, the Bears will have a mutiny, Campbell should start, robble, robble, robble ,robble, fucking blah, blah, blah, blah, PUKE.

    I can't wait until we roll the next 3 games and all of a sudden we are 4-1 heading into the fucking bye week.

    Do you know how big that would be heading into the Lions game at home with a 4-1 record???

  • In reply to Waffle:

    look at you. I'm so proud... you all growed up!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    i wouldn't say i'm too growed up. I really want them to win so I can tell all of the naysayers that they are gay.

    does that make me a bad person?

  • In reply to Waffle:

    yes

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    Not that there's anything wrong with that.

  • Webb described the situation with Cutler as "just frustration more or less. We really had to score there so that was him just saying, 'Let's pick it up, let's get it together.'"

    what was really said:

    "let's pick it up, let's get it together...you piece of shit turnstile motherfucker west texas a&m culinary institute reject, you're going to get me fucking killed"

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Hahaha

  • Thursday's game was hard to see,
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  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Well said, Al.

  • One day Jay Cutler will wake up and realize that the great ones get the most out of their guys and everything else is chatter.

    I have no clue what Jay said to his teamates yesterday. I couldn't read his lips. He could have said something encouraging, like, "you're better than that, now take your head out of your ass and play like it!"

    Or he could have something like, "did you see my kidneys? Why am I talking so loud? Because my ears are still fucking ringing from the pounding I'm taking because you have no business being on the same field as Clay Fucking Matthews."

    Some people are motivated when you chew their ass, some are not. I don't think Webb got any better throughout the game, and Cutler sure as shit didn't. Bottom line, Jay eeds to get off the tantrums, because they are not productive. They do not make him play better football. Poised passion.

    Our O pissed away a defensive gem yesterday. That's what chaps my ass.

  • In reply to Viva:

    I try my hardest to adhear to the gems (and dragons) that can be found in this old book. Most of the time unsuccessfully, but I keep trying to learn.

    One of us should send it to Jay: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_to_Win_Friends_and_Influence_People

    from that text:

    Fundamental Techniques in Handling People
    1.Don't criticize, condemn, or complain.
    2.Give honest and sincere appreciation.
    3.Arouse in the other person an eager want.

    Six Ways to Make People Like You
    1.Become genuinely interested in other people.
    2.Smile.
    3.Remember that a person's name is, to that person, the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
    4.Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
    5.Talk in terms of the other person's interest.
    6.Make the other person feel important – and do it sincerely.

    Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking
    1.The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
    2.Show respect for the other person's opinions. Never say "You're Wrong."
    3.If you're wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically.
    4.Begin in a friendly way.
    5.Start with questions to which the other person will answer yes.
    6.Let the other person do a great deal of the talking.
    7.Let the other person feel the idea is his or hers.
    8.Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view.
    9.Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires.
    10.Appeal to the nobler motives.
    11.Dramatize your ideas.
    12.Throw down a challenge.

    Be a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment
    1.Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
    2.Call attention to people's mistakes indirectly.
    3.Talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.
    4.Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
    5.Let the other person save face.
    6.Praise every improvement.
    7.Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
    8.Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
    9.Make the other person happy about doing what you suggest.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    hahahaha THAT was funny

  • In reply to Shady:

    jerk

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    I mean, well placed shady god man, but maybe next time you can use a bit more tenderness.

  • In reply to Viva:

    Hey Viva, this right here from your post:

    "Some people are motivated when you chew their ass, some are not."

    is why I have never bought all the love for Ditka.

  • I'm still not sure I got my point across. I'm not saying bench Cutler indefinitely. I'm saying bench him for the rest of the game. If Campbell came in and played lights out, well that could be interesting. At this point I couldn't care less who's behind center if we're winning.

    Did anyone see Cutler try to kick Woodson?

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    yes, after he went for his legs which could tear a knee which would end a season. ask brady.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Makes sense. I didn't see it and would never believe the media one way or the other. That's a sad statement.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    Please stop. There's a reason Campbell was available on a short deal. He doesn't have the skill set to be a franchise qb. Cutler will be fine. He's going to have a big year. They will routinely score in the 30's

  • In reply to Johnnywad:

    agreed, he is going to have a solid year. bear down!

  • http://bleacherreport.com/articles/585002-the-20-worst-criminals-in-nfl-history/page/21

    I think it's safe to say that this list is incomplete as we can add:
    rapists:Big Ben
    aspiring drug lords:Sam Hurd
    habitual DUI offenders:Johnny Jolly and Kenny Britt
    Guys that beat their moms:Dez Bryant
    guys that get pissed for enduring thousands of sacks:Jay Cutler
    Dead Beat dads:T.O
    Cocaine addicts:Michael Irvin
    Thieves and pill heads:Ryan Leaf

    The list goes on and on. I feel that Jay is the worst of these offenders. I mean, killing is bad, like a father of 4 bad, but criticizing a player? Not smiling when a reporter baits you into providing soundbites to generate pageviews? Now those are the actions of a fucking sociopath. I mean the guy has a kid and he's not even married. Isn't that the same as choking your girlfriend and hiring a contract killer to pump bullets into her pregnant body? I think it is. Hopefully we'll run this piece of shit out of Chicago so we can bring in quality talent like Chad Hutchinson or Moses Moreno. I heard his brother is killing it at University of Reno Junior College.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    you forgot whore mongering pedophiles.... LT.

  • Watched the game last night, up early today, off to the airport, into NY. No one except the shuttle driver said a word about the game. Fans are stunned at how bad the O looked. Something has to be done about Webb, he's making me miss Omiyale. Try Lance Louis over there, move spencer to right and put Chris W into left guard where he played really well last year. At least Louis has a mean streak and it seems most of these good pass rushers are on the smaller size so fuck it let him have at it. Like I said before, this reflects poorly on Tice to run an offense or to pick good talent to man a position. All our visions of greatness for this offense blew up in our face in week 2. I'm just plain fucking disappointed by this crap. Pissed at the coaching that they can't see this shit coming.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    Ya know what else pisses me off? Having to comment on here using this fucking phone.

  • In reply to #76 Mongo Murph:

    I have only half-flippantly suggested in the past that they should think about Izzy at left tackle.

    Even though we know that Webb sucks, we should keep in mind that Matthews makes a lot of left tackles look bad.

  • you have to love the innerness: http://cdn01.cdn.egotastic.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/14/kate-middleton-topless-closer-10.jpg

  • can't let Cutty pass on this one. i can live with him being a dick to the media (the media's ridiculous attempt to report is beyond sad), but to your teammates? there's a difference between lighting a fire in your teammates ass and being an bad teammate. Jay was a bad teammate yesterday. the offense takes on the attitude of the QB; if he's out there whining acting like an emotional 12 year old, it negatively impacts the offense. i've always defended him, but there's a lot to be said about how he handles adversity (especially on the road against the Pack). if you look at his stats in Lambeau throughout his Bears career, it's truly amazing how someone could amass such terrible numbers. seems like more times than not, when adversity hits & things are not going his way against a better-than-average defense, he loses his cool & throws interceptions like it's going out of style.

    after seeing yesterday, he didn't look like a leader of the team. he looked like a whiny, entitled QB who didn't know how to settle his team down. like Pacino said, "when they look in your eyes, they gotta believe." hopefully, this was a one-game occurrence, but dude seriously needs to start acting like a leader out there. this is HIS team now. #54 is still there, but he's has 2-3 years max left playing at a high level (or playing, period). he needs to step up and act like the franchise QB in terms of leading the team. if he does it his way, fine, but it doesn't have to include embarrassing teammates.

    at the end of the day, Emery's taking notes of everything (including Cutler's actions). contract time is approaching for Mr. Cutler, so stay tuned...

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    FQ sighting.

    Come back to us maings.... come back!

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    oh, and I agree with you.

  • In reply to MB30SD:

    in order to come back, you have to leave. i never left, MB...just more "post-conscious" lol (nah...work's been kicking my ass though).

    Irish is still Irish, huh? lol

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    Couldn't possibly agree more FQ.

  • Steve Slaton.? Really? Can't hang onto the ball", Steve Slaton? Another "1st round disappointment"? He'll fit right in the Bears, eh?

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Kalil Bell's still available. He can't hang on to the ball either but at least he's familiar with the system and schemes. It's not like management didn't want him anymore, just didn't want to pay him $1.25M....

  • In reply to Albertintucson:

    Pretty sure he was a 3rd rounder.

  • Woodson still talking shit into today. My sincere hope was to have Marshall catching short routes and making the 35yr old Woodson tackle instead of letting those guys tee off without any effort.

    The coaching was that bad guys. It allowed an average GB defense to look good and gain confidence. Tice failed badly.

    That game could have been much different if they just used common sense.

  • I can't believe Cutler is the focus when the gameplanning was that fucking poor. How does Tice get off the hook here? We could have pounded the rock all night long and instead let them run to a spot on the field to tackle the QB.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Jay acted that poorly...that's why no one's talking about Tice.

  • In reply to FQD1911:

    People are acting like he raped Webb. He fucking yelled at him after Webb almost got his season ended.....again.

    This is fucking out of control. This fucking Kardashian culture we live in. Cutler is treated like the fucking devil himself. Holy fucking shit.

    Horrible scheme and lack of protection have fucked this guy up for going on 4 years. Can't get a fucking lineman to fucking block, can't get a coordinator to call a play with any common fucking sense with any continuity.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    As bad as it is, at least we're not quite where the Muslim world is - yet.

  • I hope Harbaugh and Schwartz get in a fight on sunday or Suh stomps on Harbaugh's arm on the sideline or drives his car drunk onto the field at halftime and kills a 49ers cheerleader or some shit to divert our insane fucking media from doing everything in their power to stir shit up for pageviews.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Apparently, you're helping with those page view counts. I never read any of that horseshit - no clicks from me.

    It's really funny how the simple solutions don't ever get taken seriously. Nancy Reagan still said it best - "just say no".

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    A begrudging +1980 blog points for quoting Nancy Reagan.

  • In reply to SC Dave:

    My best friend (may he RIP) was an artist and had access to a silk screener. He made two t-shirts (one for each of us) that was his answer to nancy. In the background was a large pot leaf with a Mr Natural-like guy smoking a big fatty. The script said "Just say Fuckinay". Always get some laughs with that one.

  • Webb sucks.

    It's weird for me to criticize Jay, because everyone in my line of business acts just like him. It's the culture. If somebody fucks up, you scream at them they are a fuck up. If they do it again, you replace them.

    The end result is a pretty hateful backstabbing, looking to fuck you culture overall. I'm actually amazed I've made it as long as I have. But I totally get that style, because up until last year I did it. Now, I stopped. Except I'm not fuzzy, now I just skip right to the replace step. I don't yell anymore.

    So I get Jay. The money is big, this is the pro league. You want in, you better go like a pro. Tomczak and his shrink can go fuck a fish. This is a man's game, where only the most motivated and vicious survive, everyone else is a poseur.

    I get the press doesn't like it. They like Peyton, cause he's funny and has great comic timing. But at practice, I bet he's just the same way. Jay, as Jeff said, Jey just can't put a facade up. And that's his weakness.

    If Jay had a razor wit and could rock SNL, and do funny self-depreciating bits on the tee-vee, he'd get a mile of slack to scream and bump his team mates. He could probably have even head slapped Webb and made it work, if he had killer charm off the field. But he doesn't. He's a brooding angry soul. I get it, but I also know he doesn't.

    Guys like Jay, they work damn hard to max their talent. They are prepared and professional. They just aren't fun.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    Totally agree GP. I have no problem with any of that shit as long as he doesn't lose his mind and start playing like an idiot. Bumping Webb is definitely over the line. I'm guessing the only reason Webb takes it so well is he knows he would be unemployed tomorrow morning if he bitch slapped Cutler.

  • In reply to CanadaBear:

    and because he knows he fucking sucks ass and did exactly what Jay told him he did.

    I feel bad for St. Louis because the Bears are going to fucking be pissed off and looking to hatefuck someone. Enter Bradford.

    Then we take on Dallas and look to go 3-1. Then shit gets real.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    I don't think most fans care much about Jay Cutler's attitude or personality, or at least they shouldn't. This town has seen a Punky QB succeed before so it shouldn't be an issue. But the bottom line remains he threw 4 picks and was sacked 7 times. Make no mistake Jay Cutler is the most talented QB this franchise has EVER seen, but ultimately it's going to be his performance in critical situations that will determine his success going forward.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shady, no one is going to talk about it but the Bears are drafting 2 studs at O line this coming draft and will pick up Def free agents. Receiver, Running back and QB are set. TE is cheap to fill.

    It will be a silent admission of guilt. In the meantime we'll have to settle for a 28th or lower pick since we are going post season on that ass.

    I want Jay to win badly so the town can appreciate the good parts of him and so he can smile and give everyone the finger...and we'll laugh and take it.

    This weekend i'll be paying close attention to the Dallas and Detroit games. Huge playoff implication this week. i will also be drunk and have wing sauce all over my face. and by wing sauce i mean rum.

  • In reply to Waffle:

    And by rum you mean....

  • In reply to Waffle:

    Johnny Waffle, I recommend the hot bbq flavor, those ones were delicious. Whatever you do make sure to get atleast 4 flavors and some beer to go with them. I love chicken wings and although the best come from private establishments I think buffalo wild wings is a damn good chain.

  • In reply to Shady:

    Shady -

    Youtube McMahon and Letterman, or any of his commercials.

    Jimmy Mac had GOBS of charm when he was king. He was an asshole in real life, but he had a DARLING media presence.

    Jay has nothing of the sort.

  • In reply to gpldan:

    ...But he is an asshole in real life. Whatever. All that matters is the bottom line. Wins and losses. All the rest is just window dressing.

  • Canada, your country produces delicious nectar and I enjoy dabbling in it's delights.

    http://www.unibroue.com/en/beers/15/

  • In reply to Shady:

    Yeah, I wish I could partake. I'm allergic to alcohol. When I drink I break out in handcuffs. Unfortunately there's some truth to that. DAMN!

  • In reply to Shady:

    was drinking La Fin du Monde while on MW3 with you guys the other night. 9% alcohol by volume and plenty of flavor. Que Sabor!

  • I have one little problem with Jay Cutler. I am sure it has been mentioned a time or two already...

    Remember when Mike Martz just got all pass happy? We seemed to see that again and we didn't have Mike Martz on the team this time.

    So, did Mike Tice get all pass happy or did Cutler decide to change a lot of run plays to passing plays?

    Just a thought that is nagging me a little bit. I know I won't ever know the answer but how is it I saw such a familiar offense?

  • Also, Waffle, a word to the wise: ad I just realised for about the thousandth time in my life, those wings have to come out eventually. Don't get too greedy with those spicyness settings, end up with a case of the sting-ring.

  • In reply to ben in norcal:

    I love sting ring. I get hot, wild and blazing. I have no fear of the sting ring. bring the sting ring.

  • There really is no middle ground here is there? Super Bowl one week, and firesale the next.

    The bears are not terrible, but they sure as shit aren't Super Bowl caliber. Just friggin' deal with it. One day the bears will have a top 10 QB and they'll have a chance to win the superbowl. It's not happening anytime soon though.

  • In reply to thebigcheese:

    If a top 10 QB is on a team with a bottom 3 line will he ever be a top 10 qb? Chicken and the egg. Maybe not but that won't stop us from getting to the playoffs this year. The bears will win games and lose games but will win at least 11 and that's good enough to get us the the dance. anything can happen from there.

  • Let me get this straight. Folk are all antsy because :

    1. Jay forces the ball.
    2. He holds onto the ball too long.
    3. He hones in on one receiver.
    4. He gets pissy.

    Haven't we been here before ... like two years ago? Don't we all know by now what the deal is with Jay? Anyone want Kyle or Rex back as starter? He's an athletic stud who coud make better decisions but won't. Piss or get off the pot. Accept or do not, but there is no change.

    He's not stupid. He knows you're supposed to get rid of the ball, throw it away. But guess what? You can't win a fucking game by throwing the ball away when three seconds goes by, not when you're down two or three scores. "We'll get 'em next series" - no you fucking won't. Your dogshit line will implode just like it did on the last pass and every play is a pass because you're behind. Hairball is teeing off in a roid rage on every single snap ... Marshall is cotton-balled and here they come .... what the fuck is he supposed to do? Throw it away again? Why not just punt on first down? They won't be expecting that.

  • And again ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Peyton Manning threw six picks in a game. Someone connect the dots for me. He was handed a single superbowl in a career and some regard him as the greatest of all time (the blind and infirmed mostly). Peope have bad games when their line cannot block. Sweetness worked around it as an elusive back, QBs cannot (and expect to stay healthy).

    We'll likely have trouble with the Lions and Cowgirls, and trounce everyone else. The line will get better, it just won't be great.

    Blame Jerry Angelo. There was nobody available for us this year OL-wise in FA because we overpaid an injury-prone running back who can't pass pro or run it inside ... and is currently injured. Blame Matt Forte if you want. No crappy lineman we drafted would be holding that LT spot down right now. And when Brian goes down in week three and there's nobody to bring it .....?

    Blame Jerry Angelo.

  • the bears traded for the wrong QB. he will NEVER take them to a championship. Immature and petulant. Very talented physically, but not a leader. Too selfish and immature to ever win. Now they need to draft a QB along with a middle linebacker and multiple offensive linemen(4).

  • In reply to catfish44:

    worst comment of all time.

    Apparently we have the wrong QB but need to draft 4 offensive linemen. Catfish44, holy shit that post was bad.

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    I don't understand why so many Bears fans are freaking out about this. Jay Cutler is good for one game like this every season. It always ends up being a wakeup call for the coaches and players about their limitations. Having this occur during Week 2, in a game just about everyone penciled in as a loss when the schedule was released, is probably the absolute best time for this to happen during this season.

  • In reply to Chris Odom:

    correct

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    Thanks for this particularly well-written and perceptive post.

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