Amidst a week of Jay Cutler bashing, John Madden threw in his two cents on the matter and he is not happy.
The lovable Madden, who was an iconic NFL TV analyst for roughly three decades, grew angry at Cutler’s skeptics whom suggested the Bears quarterback quit on his team during the NFC title game.
During an interview on Sirius Radio yesterday, Madden ripped Cutler’s critics.
There’s no one in the NFL that has a tougher job to do than Jay Cutler. I think playing quarterback in the NFL is the toughest thing you can do. I think throwing a forward pass and having guys rushing you and hitting you when you’re looking downfield and throwing the ball is the toughest act you have to do.
He wasn’t quite done yet…
And then people are looking at him, they put a camera on him, and they say they don’t like his demeanor. Demeanor hell! Live a day in his shoes. Type I diabetes is not a daytime thing. It’s not a week thing. It’s not a month thing. It’s a life thing. And it’s every day, and it’s every day for 24 hours.
Madden’s grandson suffers from Type I diabetes like Cutler.
I’m not one of those sports broadcasters who will liken their knee surgery to what Cutler experienced last Sunday.
I can relate to people who had wisdom teeth surgery. Other than that, I’m not getting on the injury comparison soapbox.
How do we know Cutler’s body language was not caused over disappointment from not being able to help his team?
Ultimately, until someone in the Bears locker room, says otherwise there is no reason to continue Cutler bashing.