01-24-2011, 05:31 PM #611
Um, ya know Cutler would've been questionable for the Super Bowl, so all this "he should have come back" is rubbish.
Another Note, we live in a new age of football, where you're expected to win NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! and if you don't, or don't have all the hype coming out of college, and live up to it, you're fuggin' garbage. There's so many quarterbacks of the past that took a LONG time to get over the "hump" (Elway at 37, anyone?), and so many coaches that take forever to win the big one (Cowher anyone? Interesting fact, Shannahan had a better record in his last season with the Broncos than Cowher did with the Steelers, and look how he's turning the redskins around) that we should look at history as a gauge on how to deal with players and coaches. If Lovie were really garbage, he'd be just like Wannstedt, who really didn't take long to show he was a nobody. If the Bears fans are gonna start booing Cutler and Lovie at the onset next year, then those "fans" deserve nothing good.
01-24-2011, 05:31 PM #612
Jimmy Johnson said Cutler needs to get a better attitude and correct some of his mechanics and he would be one of the best in the game. I find that to be a fair assessment. He is damn good now, but he can be better, if he's willing to work at it.
What this guy is telling us is the same situation that killed Barry Bonds, who also had a shitty attitude toward the media; which is the guys primary outlet to the fanbase. PR 101, if you can get the media to like you, chances are so will the fans. Bonds treats the media better, he doesn't get slammed for "possibly" being on the juice. Cutler treat the media better he doesn't get jumped for everything from his attitude to his mechanics to his jerk face to him quitting.
01-24-2011, 05:33 PM #613
What will you do now that "the flasher" is retiring?
Steelers should win this one, but it will be close enough to be entertaining.
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"If you're not a liberal at twenty you have no heart, if you're not a conservative at forty you have no brain."
01-24-2011, 05:35 PM #614
Ever try to ride a bicycle when the chain is off ? Impossible isn't it ? Same thing when a part of your anatomy isn't hooked up right. The guys leg was screwed ......... so the first half of ur post doesn't hold water. At all.
Originally Posted by purplejokr
What should you call any : Fumble , Hold , Interception , Three and out , or Sack ?
A " F.H.I.T.S " ? or a J'Marcus ?
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01-24-2011, 05:43 PM #615
I watch Dave Kaplan on Chicago Tribune live via DirecTV. I don't respect the guy because he has an ax to grind. He has a point about Cutler not being media friendly, but as stated so well above, do you really need that to win championships? I'd rather see Jay work on his footwork and consistency than his TV smile and media responses.
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01-24-2011, 05:45 PM #616
Hmm, Cutler is usually unresponsive to critics, and the Jets come out and curse them up and down, and they're media darlings. I think it's a combo of a cultural thing and the fact that the Jets are the "Hey look at me!!!" crowd, whereas the Bears just keep to themselves mostly.
01-24-2011, 05:48 PM #617
You're not even worth responding to...
Originally Posted by De_real_deal
01-24-2011, 05:49 PM #618
Here is a link for the play that Cutler is said to be hurt on...
01-24-2011, 05:51 PM #619
I'm stunned that none of you understand simple Public Relations. And yes it matters in professional sports, this is more then winning and losing, there are millions of dollars at stake, and PR is why people love some guys that are comlpete scum, and why some good guys are treated like shit. Winning also helps; the guy needs to pull off another year like he had this year, and not end up playing like shit at the end, even in a losing effort. Playing strong, and finishing strong will go a long way to silencing his critics.
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01-24-2011, 05:52 PM #620
ugh, the ghost of Charles Martin rears its ugly head...