Rick Weaver January 2011
The big question floating around the NFL since Sunday’s playoff games is how a guy, who has played on mediocre teams since coming into the NFL, finally got his big chance to play in an NFC Championship game, which could have possibly led him to a shot at a Superbowl, could simply decide to toss it all away after tweaking his knee and not even being able to remember which play he actually tweaked it on?
The question is almost unanswerable. However, remember who it is we are talking about here, Jay Cutler. Cutler has never once shown that he has cared what anyone thought about him or what he did.
I guess there is that one percent chance Cutler may have the best poker face in all of sports and desperately does care what others think, but that is virtually impossible.
If body language could speak out loud on Sunday evening, Jay would have probably been yelling how he found himself in a game that he felt he could not win and he was stuck behind an offensive line who could not even come close to protecting him.
To make matters worse, Cutler knew he was stuck in an offensive scheme that really required his offensive line to give him at least one more second of protection for him to find the open receivers.
Even though Cutler had a concussion in week four and still had some lingering issues in week five, the injury did give him a front row seat on the bench, to see just how poorly his backup played.,,
So Cutler knew Sunday, in the NFC Championship game, when he decided he was hurt, that the game was over.
What are football fans to make of a team’s only real chance at an NFL Championship walking and not limping off of the field, while leaving their team’s postseason chances in the balance?
Cutler bowing out early Sunday is going to leave a list of questions and these questions will follow Cutler no matter where he goes, even if his MRI shows a torn ACL.