After digesting Sunday’s game and Jay Cutler’s subsequent diagnosis, there are two parties to blame in my opinion; Chicago’s training staff and Cutler.
When Cutler stood around on the sideline after starting an NFC title game completing 6 of 14 passes for 80 yards and an interception, the perception was he wanted no part of the Packers.
That point was hammered home when the Bears immediately dumped the Todd Collins project and went with third-string quarterback Caleb Hanie.
Chicago’s training staff could have put Cutler in a better position by perhaps keeping the quarterback in the locker room. Instead, he appeared to be disinterested and withdrawn.
Cutler’s view from the sideline looked awfully similar to that of LaDainian Tomlinson during the 2007 AFC Championship game.
He carried twice for five yards and spent much of the game on the sideline under his visor while riding a stationary bike.
In that same game, teammate Philip Rivers played and finished the contest with a partially torn ACL.
Oddly enough, a game that took place three years ago helped shape Cutler’s perception, along with his already spotty reputation.
Following the game, Cutler was seen in Chicago eating dinner with girlfriend Kristin Cavallari.
He “limped a tiny bit” and opted to take the stairs versus using an elevator, according to reports.
I’m sure that news excites Bears fans.