Jay Cutler Conundrum: His Problem, Ours Too

January 25, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has a problem, a big one.  What happened on the sideline last Sunday in the freezing cold of Chicago, as his Bears teammates struggled on the field, may forever taint Cutler’s career.
I don’t think in all the years I have watched football that I have witnessed a player whose actions or better yet, inactions, were so grossly misunderstood.
It turns out that Jay Cutler did indeed suffer a real injury to his knee.   According to reports it was a grade two sprain of his MCL, which also means there was a tear. 
This is a painful, often debilitating injury, that can take weeks or months to heal.  But players, and ex-players, steeped in the honor and tradition of the game, cried foul anyway.
Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith also stepped in Monday to say that he and the team’s medical staff made the decision to keep Cutler out of the game.  
Smith said he didn’t want Cutler on the fiel...

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