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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

Charles Woodson: We don’t need luck against Jay Cutler, he’ll throw it to us

Thursday night in Green Bay couldn’t really have gone any worse for Jay Cutler and the Bears offense. After passing all over the Colts in Week 1, Chicago was confident it could enjoy similar success against the Packers. The Packers are not the Colts, and the 23-10 final reflected that.

Earlier this week, Cutler and Brandon Marshall basically said Green Bay’s defenders would be making a mistake if they tried to get physical and play press coverage against the Chicago receivers. Considering Cutler finished the game with a modest stat line of 11-for-27 passing, 126 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions, I think it’s safe to say the Packers knew what they were doing.

“I don’t know if we took (Cutler’s comments) personal,” Charles Woodson said after the game according to the Chicago Tribune. “But we thought it was kind of funny, that all of a sudden they were the team to beat because they got a couple of new guys. They had no answers up front.

“Jay is a guy, he’ll give you a chance. You just have to be in position. It’s the same old Jay. We don’t need luck, Jay will throw us the ball. Proof is in the pudding.”

Woodson couldn’t be more right. In seven career games against the Packers, Cutler has thrown 15 interceptions compared to only eight touchdowns. His QB rating of 60.5 against Green Bay is by far the lowest against any team he has played more than two games against. The Packers defense has figured out a formula for beating Cutler and the Chicago offensive line, and obviously the addition of Marshall did not crack the code.

H/T The Big Lead