08-21-2009, 08:14 AM
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Cutler needs to stand behind his words
Posted by Mike Florio on August 21, 2009 7:58 AM ET
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has been doing a lot of clarifying lately.
But in both examples involving unwise comments from Cutler followed by clarifications, there wasn't really any clarifying going on. Instead, Cutler seemed to simply be trying to say that he didn't say what he had said.
It started with his comparisons between Bears fans and Broncos fans. He openly dissed the denizens of Denver -- and then he simply pretended that he didn't.
More recently, Cutler called out receiver Devin Hester (justifiably, we might add) for failing to do enough to break up an interception during the team's preseason opener at Buffalo.
But then, after the poo hit the propeller, Cutler was at it again, clarifying his remarks.
"Things get taken out of context and blown out of proportion all the time," Cutler recently said, per Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune. "He has done a great job. He's a No. 1 receiver and he has done a heck of a job on the field and in the classroom.
"He's a go-down-the-field-and-get-the-ball [receiver]," Cutler added. "It was a bad ball. I didn't give him a chance. I have to throw it down there and let him run under it."
Jay, you're a quarterback. Act like one. Say what you mean and then stand behind it, even if it becomes a point of contention.
Any other approach justifies Brian Urlacher's opinions.