Jay Cutler's long offseason begins. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Cutler Not A Cut Above The Rest

The last time the Packers were in the Super Bowl was in 1998. As we recall, the Broncos went on to win their first Super Bowl that year, beating the Packers 31-24.

That one may have been “For John,” but this year’s Super Bowl title certainly won’t be “for Jay” and it was the Packers who made sure of that on Sunday. Actually, it was Cutler who made sure of that on Sunday.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Jay Cutler left the NFC Championship game in the third with what we now know is a sprained MCL. Cutler has been the recipient of much criticism from guys within his sport and the fans that love the sport.

Maurice Jones-Drew said via Twitter:
“Hey I think the urban meyer rule is effect right now… When the going gets tough……..QUIT..”
Cutler’s main foe, Philip Rivers said in the San Diego Union-Tribune:
“Me personally, I’d have to have been taken off in a cart.”
The always outspoken Deion Sanders tweeted:
“Folks i never question a players injury but i do question a players heart. Truth.”
Finally, former Bronco Mark Schlereth tweeted:
“As a guy who had 20 knee surgeries you’d have to drag me out on a stretcher to leave a championship game.”
I just wrote about how I thought that Cutler got the last laugh on Denver, considering he was headed to the NFC Championship and Denver went 4-12 this season. Turns out that Josh McDaniels may have gotten the last laugh on everybody considering he’s got a golden 2nd year quarterback to work with in St. Louis, he’s not left cleaning up his two-year mess in Denver, and he’s not currently receiving the criticism that Cutler is in Chicago.
I think the cuts that Cutler is taking are warranted. Most NFL players would have to be physically removed from the field of play if they suffered an injury in the Conference Championship game. Read NFL Unplugged and you’ll hear about it firsthand. Think Clay Matthews would have left that game with the same kind of injury? No. Think Tim Tebow would have left that game? No way. Some guys you can see a pigskin heart on their sleeve while other guys need an echocardiogram just to make sure they have one.
Cutler could be seen on the sidelines standing, walking, and looking disinterested. He didn’t offer his backup QBs much help on the sideline, and his sour puss face would have been better seen out there on the field where his teammates and fans count on him.
I don’t doubt that his injury is real and/or painful, but as a member of a team, shouldn’t it be his responsibility to do everything he possibly can to still help his team win? Whether that’s being out on the field or coaching his backups, Cutler doesn’t cut it. No wonder a city such as Chicago, where the blue collar worker is highly respected, is down Cutler’s throat right now. He didn’t show strength, grit, or class.
Midway Jay has become Fair Play Jay.
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  • better then you

    your an idiot! All you sound like is a scorned women!!!
    4-12! understand that…you were 4-12!! get a grip!!

  • dense

    Fortunately, Kim is a blogger and not a doctor. Clay Matthews and Tim Tebow most definitely would have left the game with a sprained MCL. The knee doesn’t physically work.

    Have you bothered to read the responses from the Cutler’s team? Chicago made it to the NFC Championship game because of Cutler, the Broncos were 4-12 – last laugh is laughing at Kim.

    • Kim Constantinesco

      No need to attack personally.

      A grade 2 MCL sprain can be played on. Bill Romanowski did it. The knee does work physically. There’s instability depending on the grade of the sprain, but it does work. Cutler was walking around without a limp, and he didn’t know the true severity of the injury until the MRI was done. Look, whether or not Cutler could have played, the way he portrayed himself was disrespectful. He was on the sidelines not offering any help to his backups, and he generally looked disinterested.

  • Predominantly Wrong

    “The last time the Packers were in the Super Bowl was in 1998. As we recall, the Broncos went on to win their first Super Bowl that year, beating the Packers 31-24.”

    Umm … actually, as we recall, that was 1997. John Elway retired after the 1998 season and the Broncos second Super Bowl victory.

    • Clarke Sanders

      You recall wrong, it was 1998. Check the facts before making an ass of yourself.


      • Christopher McLean

        The Denver Broncos have won two super Bowls. In 1997 (XXXII) and 1998 (XXXIII). The confusion comes from the fact that Super Bowl XXXII was played on January 25, 1998, but it was for the 1997 season. All Super Bowls are played after January, making the year that they were played in different from the year of the season that it counts towards.

        It was the 1997 season that the Broncos made it to Super Bowl XXXII, but the game was played in 1998. They went into the 1998 season as Super Bowl champs, won the chance to repeat, but did not play that Super Bowl (XXXIII) until 1999.

        Regardless of when the Super Bowl is played, it always counts towards the season that precedes it.

        No big deal, it is confusing and a simple mistake. In fact, it could be argued that Kim is right, after all, the last time the Broncos were in the Super Bowl, it WAS 1998 and they did win the game in that year. She never said that 1998 was the first season that the Broncos won the Super Bowl. It is all a matter of how you want to read it.

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