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Ndamukong Suh and Jay Cutler are survey’s least liked players in the NFL

Outside the cities of Chicago and Detroit and their surrounding areas, it’s probably safe to say Jay Cutler and Ndamukong Suh do not have a ton of fans. A recent survey conducted by Nielsen and E-Poll Market Research turned that assumption into more of a reality.

According to Forbes, the survey asked fans to rate a number of players based on likability and it revealed that Suh and Cutler are the two least popular players in the NFL with only 19% and 21% appeal, respectively. The two most popular players in the league were Troy Polamalu (63% appeal) and Drew Brees (62% appeal).

Not exactly shocking, to say the least. Cheap shots like this one have resulted in Suh being called one of the dirtiest players in the league. Cutler has always been known as a crybaby, and it likely didn’t help this year when he shoved one of his teammates and stormed away from his offensive coordinator. Michael Vick also made the least-liked list, and we don’t need to get into the history there.

As for the players who are the most popular, you have to wonder how much of a role advertising plays. Polamalu, Brees, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers all made the top five on the most-liked list. What do they all have in common? Funny commercials. Whether it be Head & Shoulders or the discount double-check, those are faces were are exposed to all the time on TV. That almost certainly plays a role in the rankings.

Here are the full results:

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Brandon Marshall upset with Ndamukong Suh for hit on Jay Cutler

Brandon Marshall is extremely close with Jay Cutler, so it’s no surprise he was upset with Ndamukong Suh for laying a monster hit on the quarterback during “Monday Night Football.”

The Bears wide receiver sent a few tweets after his team won 13-7 to complain about Suh’s sack:

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Jay Cutler has ‘bruised ribs’ after being slammed by Ndamukong Suh

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler reportedly only suffered “bruised ribs” on a punishing hit from Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh during “Monday Night Football.”

Cutler took the snap from under center on a first-and-10 play in the second quarter with the Bears leading 10-0. He faked a handoff on a play action, then began rolling to his right after Suh penetrated up the middle. Suh grabbed Cutler’s left arm and corralled him, then slammed him to the turf in a questionable method; He yanked Cutler down from the shoulder, and seemed to use his right leg to sweep Cutler and take out his legs.

Cutler laid on the ground in obvious pain and was treated by the Chicago trainers. He eventually ran off the field on his own, receiving handshakes from a few Lions players and loud cheers from the home fans at Soldier Field.

Cutler amazingly only missed one play on that drive, then came back in and threw an incompletion on third down. Backup quarterback Jason Campbell led the Bears’ final drive before halftime. Cutler somehow came back out for the start of the third quarter.

ESPN’s Lisa Salters reported that Cutler only had “bruised ribs” despite missing action after the hard hit. It’s hard to imagine that was the extent of the injury after such a jarring hit, but that’s the information the Bears allowed at the time.

Cutler went 1/5 on his first drive of the second half.

Jay Cutler blows off Mike Tice on sidelines

Jay Cutler walked away from Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice on the sidelines during “Monday Night Football.”

Cutler behavior on the football field has been in question for years, and this is no exception. In this case, it seems like Tice wanted to go over something but Cutler just blew him off.

We don’t consider Tice a good offensive coordinator, but that’s unprofessional behavior from Cutler. He was questioned by a teammate for the way he approached one of his offensive linemen during the team’s Week 2 loss to the Packers. He also notably feuded with his former offensive coordinator, Mike Martz, and expressed little regret for cussing at the coach.

Cutler needs to shape up, but I highly doubt he will change. This is just the way he is.

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Chris Chelios reportedly helps Bears fans burn Jay Cutler jersey (Video)

The fact that Bears fans have gotten to the point where they are ready to start burning Jay Cutler’s jersey is not a surprise. Cutler was awful in an embarrassing loss to the Packers last week and played poorly again in Chicago’s win over the Rams on Sunday. What is somewhat surprising, however, is seeing a fellow Chicago sports legend partake in the festivities.

According to TMZ.com, the video you see above was taken inside Stanley’s Kitchen and Tap in Downtown Chicago. While it is nearly impossible to make out, the man holding the burning paper that is setting fire to Cutler’s jersey is supposedly former Chicago Blackhawk Chris Chelios. People in the bar are clearly chanting Chelios’ name, which makes it easier to believe.

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Jay Cutler expresses regret for pushing J’Marcus Webb, not for yelling at him

Jay Cutler and the Bears must be anxious for Sunday to arrive so they can stop answering questions about last Thursday. Not only did they lose to the division rival Packers after talking trash leading up to the game, but Cutler has been under a tremendous amount of scrutiny for pushing teammate J’Marcus Webb and screaming at him during the game. The Bears quarterback says he regrets the pushing part, but not the yelling.

“I probably shouldn’t have bumped him, I’ll go with that. As far as me yelling at him and trying to get him going in the game, I don’t regret that,” Cutler told ESPN 1000 in Chicago according to Pro Football Talk. “I’ve talked about it with the offensive line, each of them individually, and it is what it is. I think it’s been blown up probably a bit bigger than all of us expected. At the same time, that’s what you have to expect out of the media.”

The problem with that is people in the media aren’t the only ones who have criticized Cutler for his behavior. Even his own teammate, cornerback D.J. Moore, said issues like that should be handled behind closed doors.

As we said before, Cutler had a right to be frustrated since he was sacked seven times and took a beating throughout the entire game. Professional football players don’t need to be babied, but acting the way Cutler did on Thursday can result in locker room tension — whether the media is responsible for fueling it or not.

Bears CB D.J. Moore on Jay Cutler: ‘I don’t think you can act like that’

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