Jay Cutler Reportedly Dumped Kristin Cavallari, Engagement Off

With all due respect to Kristin Cavallari, we really couldn’t understand how anyone could get married to Jay Cutler. He’s an off-putting guy who doesn’t seem like much fun to be around. We’ve even heard that most NFL players do not like him. So maybe the dissolution of their relationship is a good thing.

People Magazine reported Sunday that the engagement between the couple was off. “She got dumped,” a source told the magazine. “She’s absolutely devastated. She can’t believe this is happening.”

The couple got engaged in April and were planning a wedding for next spring. They even had an engagement party last week, according to Cavallari’s twitter.

People says Cavallari was spotted Saturday night Cavallari at a club in LA without her engagement ring. “She was hanging out at a table with Nicky Hilton and Alessandra Ambrosio,” a source tells PEOPLE. “She was telling friends how they called off the engagement.”

Cavallari seemed to come across as a supportive girlfriend, tweeting how pleased she was when the Bears drafted an offensive lineman to help protect Jay. While she’s probably disappointed, this is likely the best outcome for her in the long run.

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Congressmen Take Shots at Jay Cutler

Jay Cutler is such an easy target for public ridicule that even politicians are taking shots at him. Appearing to speak at the Economic Forum in Chicago, Wisconsin representative Paul Ryan started off his speech with a few knocks against Cutler, according to FOX News.

“I want to thank you all for inviting me to speak. It was especially gracious of you to host me, even though I’m a Packers fan and I assume most of you are Bears fans,” Ryan began.

“But that doesn’t mean we can’t work together. As chairman of the House Budget Committee, I stand ready to do whatever it takes to help you re-sign Jay Cutler. I’m here to talk about the economy today — about the need to get four quarters of strong, consistent performance. That wasn’t another Jay Cutler joke, I swear. It could be, but it’s not,” he continued.

You might think that was enough Jay Cutler hate for a political event, but it didn’t stop there.

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Jay Cutler Needs to Invest Himself, Trent Dilfer Says

Count former quarterback and current NFL analyst Trent Dilfer as the latest critic of Jay Cutler. The Chicago Bears quarterback was ripped to shreds after leaving the NFC Championship Game with a knee injury, and most people feel it’s because he’s not well-liked around the league. Cutler is full of cockiness and poor body language which makes a frequent target for the media and fans.

During a SportsCenter segment on Thursday, Trent Dilfer offered some level criticism of the quarterback. The topic of discussion was the Bears, and Dilfer said “Can they be as good or better? I can see this team going 8-8 if Jay Cutler doesn’t invest himself like the true pros in this league. He has to work the details. He has to go a whole other level to earn his PhD in quarterbacking for this team to meet their expectations.”

After someone else chimed in the roundtable discussion, Dilfer continued on Cutler. “He’s gotta be willing to do the boring things and that’s the thing. There is some glamorous stuff that any quarterback wants to do, but you have to do the boring things day-in and day-out. Footwork, the mental prep, the grind in the off-season that’s not fun at all, we need to see that investment for Jay Cutler and it will show on Sundays.”

I’m sure the Cutler supporters — including his teammates and coaches — will come out and defend the man, and possibly question Dilfer’s credentials to offer the critique. But you know what? What Dilfer said could apply to almost any quarterback on any team. They all need to invest themselves in order to maximize their abilities and have the best chance at leading their team to success. In Cutler’s case, I’m not around him enough to know how hard he does or doesn’t work. I sure hope Dilfer is informed about Cutler’s practice habits to say such things.

Naked Arrested Man Asks About Jay Cutler

It’s been over a month since Jay Cutler left the NFC Championship Game because of a knee injury, and he still can’t seem to shake the accompanying criticism. First he heard it from his peers, and then the fans turned on him by burning his jersey. But the issue of Jay Cutler is still pressing in Chicago, apparently. According to the Chicago Tribune:

A Kane County sheriff’s deputy reported that she spotted [a man running naked] about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Sorrento’s restaurant on Illinois Route 64 in Maple Park.

The man was yelling obscenities and threats, according to the report, but he also interspersed his shouts with other topics.

“Do you think Jay Cutler gave up?” he reportedly shouted

Nothing quite like leading a sports talk conversation while running naked through a restaurant parking lot. What’s next, streakers at games pausing to ask the referees what they think of Obama’s policy on Egypt? Or how about leading think tanks on what the Federal Reserve can do to ease the debt in the country? Clearly one gets his best thinking done while running around naked. Next time I’m having writer’s block maybe I’ll go parading around the neighborhood in my underwear for answers.

Peter King on Jay Cutler Criticism: He Is Not Very Well Liked by Other Players

If you’re wondering where all the Jay Cutler criticism came from since he left last Sunday’s NFC Championship Game with a knee injury, SI’s Peter King has an answer. King, who like us felt that there are other quarterbacks in the league who would have played despite being hurt in that game, said one of the reasons the Vanderbilt product became a pinata is because of his standing amongst his peers.

Appearing on Boston sports radio station WEEI, King said “[Cutler’s] just not a guy who’s very highly regarded or very well liked by other players in the league.”

Aside from the jealousy factor amongst players eliminated from the playoffs, that sure helps explain where all the criticism comes from.

Cutler leaving the conference championship game with a knee injury was already a story by itself. The controversy was perpetuated and taken to a new level when all his peers piled on because players ordinarily defend and protect each other. Now we have an idea why they went on, and truthfully, it’s not surprising given what what we know about Jay.

Jay Cutler Jersey Burned by Angry Chicago Bears Fans After Loss to Packers

Sunday’s NFC Championship Game had to be one of the worst days in Jay Cutler’s pro career, if not the worst. Not only was he unable to do much against Green Bay’s excellent defense but he also got hurt. A knee injury forced him to leave the game in favor of Todd Collins, who eventually was replaced by a much more effective Caleb Hanie. Current and former players ripped Cutler for pulling out of the NFC Championship Game, and Bears fans were likewise extremely upset. It didn’t take much time for them to express their anger by burning his jersey, LeBron James style. Check out this video of Bears fans burning Jay Cutler’s jersey after their loss to the Packers:

This is going to be one long off-season in Chicago. September can’t get here soon enough if I’m Cutler.

Jay Cutler Ripped by Peers for Leaving NFC Championship Game with Knee Injury

Emergency quarterback Caleb Hanie was forced to enter the NFC Championship Game for the Chicago Bears after starter Jay Cutler left with a knee injury and Todd Collins stunk. Cutler played poorly in the first half, hobbled off the field with a bum knee, but started the third quarter. After leading a three-and-out his first drive of the quarter, he did not return. People immediately began questioning his toughness and determination for leaving the game.

Players infrequently have the opportunity to play for a Super Bowl berth, and here was Cutler giving it up. No details were immediately available about the extent of Cutler’s knee injury, but it didn’t matter to his critics, many of whom were current or former players.

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew wrote on his twitter “Hey I think the urban meyer rule is effect right now… When the going gets tough……..QUIT..” That was after seconding a tweet suggesting Cutler was suffering from a bruised ego more than anything else. He followed up his initial tweet saying “All I’m saying is that he can finish the game on a hurt knee… I played the whole season on one…”

Former Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Brooks added to MJD’s tone. He tweeted “HEY there is no medicine for a guy with no guts and heart” and that was on top of saying “the knee injury has to be VERY VERY INJURED, if you come out, Philip RIvers p[layed on torn acl ,now its pick,SERIUOSLY JAY CUTLER.” You can overlook all the typos and poor grammar to get the point: everyone is questioning Jay Cutler’s toughness after he pulled himself out of the NFC Championship Game.

Eagles CB Asante Samuel wrote “‘If he was my teammate I would be looking at him sideways. … I luv my QB @mikevick he has the heart of a lion. I guess others are scared of success.” Jags linebacker Kirk Morrison was similarly perplexed, saying “If my knee was hurt or acl/mcl/pcl sprain, I would not be standing up on the sideline.”

No matter how poorly he was playing and how much he was bothered by his knee injury, there is no excuse for taking yourself out of such an important game for anything less than a debilitating injury. Cutler will have a lot of explaining to do after permanently ruining his reputation amongst the media, critics, teammates, and peers. Maybe DeAngelo Hall was right about him. And honestly, the only excuse he could possibly have at this point would be a concussion. If the Bears want to protect their franchise quarterback, that’s what they need to say happened.