Jay Cutler took a beating against the Packers on Thursday night. He was sacked a whopping seven times and hurried on almost all of his throws, which lead to a four-interception performance in the loss. The Bears offensive line clearly has issues that need to be worked out. Tackle J’Marcus Webb played particularly poorly, and Cutler showed him up on the field by getting in his face on multiple occasions and even shoving him at one point.
The national media has been ripping Cutler apart for the past four days for acting unprofessionally. If the comments Bears cornerback D.J. Moore made about the incident on Monday are any indication, Cutler’s teammates aren’t thrilled about it either.
“What did he do? Did he shove the guy? Oh yeah,’’ Moore said sarcastically according to the Chicago Sun-Times. “(I think the criticism is warranted) man. I don’t think you can act like that, though. To make it seem like it’s just my fault or what not, I think it’s just wrong though, honestly. I would feel a certain way if he did me like that, to make it seem like, ‘Well, the reason I’m having a bad game is because is what you’re doing and not about me taking accountability for myself because I’m throwing these type of passes and doing these type of reads.’ It’s a tough situation.’’
Moore also added that Cutler has “always been that way” but reiterated that it would be better if those types of exchanges were kept behind closed doors and not for everyone watching on national television to see. Any quarterback would be frustrated if their offensive line allowed them to take the beating Cutler took on Thursday, but he needs to check his ego if the Bears want to avoid a locker room mutiny. Chemistry is key in the NFL, and showing up teammates doesn’t do anything to help strengthen a team’s foundation.
H/T The Big Lead