01-24-2011, 05:55 PM #621
01-24-2011, 05:56 PM #622
Originally Posted by Henry Burris
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01-24-2011, 05:57 PM #623
It's all about PR HB, and in the pro sports and big business it matters. The media are these guys best friends for a long good career if they are smart enough to give the writers a little room. Look at Barry Bonds, treated the media like shit for years, once a little mud got on the guy, they buried him and he couldn't get another shot in the pro's. Jeff George same thing, thought his shit didn't stink; and ended his career far to soon. Some of that is also part of their attitude. Bonds was plenty talented and was considered by many the best athelete in MLB, but b/c Sosa and other roiders were getting all the attention he felt entitled to use them too. George was so good he didn't think he needed to improve or be taught once he go to the pro's.
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01-24-2011, 05:59 PM #624
I think the potential jail time due to steroids, and not how he treated the media, is why he could not find another job.
Originally Posted by Riczaj01
01-24-2011, 06:01 PM #625
What's funny to me is that most of the people I see calling Jay a quitter are the one's who quit on this team everytime something doesn't go well. And you're the same ones who have quit on Jay now because it looked like he quit despite the fact that he could have quit after being sacked 9 times in one half, or during that rout by the Patriots or after his 59ish sacks. The fact is he finished the first half with a torn ACL and disregarded medical staff to try out the knee in the second half. He had to be pulled by coaches and medical staff. How does that make him a quitter? Sure he sucked even before the injury. So blast him for that. Don't blast him for something that isn't true. The Bears came up short but overachieved this year. Enjoy it. I know this will draw some illogical responses but I had to vent just once. I'll just finish with Go Steelers!
"Give 100%. 110% is impossible. Only idiots recommend that." - Ron Swanson
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01-24-2011, 06:05 PM #626
a "little mud"? He was on steroids, Cutler is on INSULIN. One will kill you, the other you will die without. Jeff George DID have a few good seasons, but one of them was with the remnants of the 98 vikings. If you're saying he felt entitled, fine, so be it, but where do you see that in Cutler? The guy OBVIOUSLY worked to get better after this last season and played pretty well for someone who was once deemed as unable to play without a great cast around him. He's gonna get better, and where I think we agree is that he actually needs a decent offensive line, and maybe a better WR or two. I think Bennet and knox have potential, but I don't know if either one is ever gonna be number 1 material.
01-24-2011, 06:05 PM #627
Ok...I've digested everthing now. And I AM FURIOUS!!!! Before I get into my rant, let me say that I'm damn proud of the Bears! Going into the season they were supposed to battle the Lions for last place. Instead, they win the division & make it to the Championship game. Plus, after a terrible first half, they clamp down & fight back in the 2nd. Damn proud!!!
Now, onto what is being called the "Cutler Controversy". I have NEVER been more angry!!! At who? THE FANS!!! You question Cutlers toughness??? After watching him get KILLED because of a bad O-line for TWO SEASONS, coming back time and time again??? He even tried to play in the 2nd half!!! And still wanted to play even when the training staff said no! Plus everyone wants to jump on the Bash Cutler bandwagon because he's cocky & his body language??? STUPID!!! This town continues to revere and celebrate the starting QB from Super Bowl XX yet want to bash Jay. McMahon NEVER made it through a season w/out missing time because of an injury! Plus, McMahon was the cockiest jerk that probably ever played for the Bears!!! But because his team won a Super Bowl he's beloved. THAT'S BS!!! Compare the teams. McMahon's team had a better defense (one of the best ever), better receivers, a MUCH BETTER O-line and a better running game (with the BEST RB EVER). Yet Jay, with a much weaker team, helped guide the Bears to 1 win away from the Super Bowl.
And for the fans who decided to burn Cutler jerseys...GO ROOT FOR ANOTHER TEAM!!! I don't want to EVER see you in Bears clothes again!!! YOU'RE A DISGRACE TO THE BEARS AND TO THE CITY!!!!! You're the same MORONS who would always call for the 2nd string QB to start. QB's like Henry Burris, Craig Krenzel, PT Willis, Chad Hutchinson and even Jonathan Quin. Cutler is the most talented QB in Bears HISTORY people!!! He has areas he definitely needs to improve on, but he's the BEST WE'VE HAD!!! YOU MORONS!!!
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01-24-2011, 06:13 PM #628
YEA !!!! Shout it from the rooftops man ! Couldn'ta said it better myself ! Awesome !
Originally Posted by Bearkev
What should you call any : Fumble , Hold , Interception , Three and out , or Sack ?
A " F.H.I.T.S " ? or a J'Marcus ?
01-24-2011, 06:19 PM #629
Wow, I appreciate the feedback, but you're going a little far here, i think...
Originally Posted by Bearkev
01-24-2011, 06:19 PM #630
MJD says he didn't intend shot at Cutler
Jones-Drew says he didn't intend shot at Cutler
(AP) – 50 minutes ago
Pro Bowl running back Maurice Jones-Drew says he never meant to take a shot at Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler or question his toughness.
The Jacksonville Jaguars star told The Associated Press on Monday that his tweet comparing Cutler to former Florida coach Urban Meyer was merely a joke — one that clearly backfired.
Jones-Drew said he was rooting for Cutler and the Bears in Sunday's NFC championship game, and when Cutler left in the third quarter, Jones-Drew thought it was the perfect time to poke fun at the Gators.
"Hey I think the urban meyer rule is effect right now... When the going gets tough........QUIT," Jones-Drew posted on his Twitter page.
Jones-Drew has received death threats and plenty of ill will from Bears' fans. The Bears also defended Cutler, who was diagnosed with sprained MCL on Monday.
Jones-Drew was caught off guard by the backlash.
"I never attacked him, called him soft or a sore loser," Jones-Drew in a telephone interview Monday. "I never questioned his toughness. I think people took my joke out of context. I was taking at shot at Florida fans."
Jones-Drew acknowledged that Cutler's injury — the Bears said he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee — was serious enough to leave the game. But when Jones-Drew sent the tweet, he was unaware that anything was wrong with the quarterback.
"All I thought about was being in that position, being in that game," Jones-Drew said. "I've never been in a title game, so my first thought was why wouldn't you want to play in that situation."
Bears fans turned it on Jones-Drew, with many pointing out that he missed the final two games of the season even though the Jaguars were in the AFC postseason hunt. Others said they hope he blows out his knee this season.
Jones-Drew played all season with torn meniscus in his left knee, saying there were days when he would wake up and not be able to walk. He learned the severity of the injury during training camp — he basically had bone scraping against bone — but tried to keep it hidden because he didn't want opponents taking shots at his knee.
The injury became more painful after his sixth consecutive 100-yard game, but he still tried to play at Indianapolis on Dec. 19 — a game in which Jacksonville could have clinched the AFC South. After that, and with the team no longer in control of its destiny, Jones-Drew shut it down.
Cutler's defenders didn't seem to care on Twitter.
"I don't have a problem with people coming back at me," Jones-Drew said. "That interaction makes it fun. But some people took it too far by threatening my life. ... I'm not going to stop tweeting. I've never attacked anyone and never will."
Jones-Drew watched the game "as a fan with friends" and wanted Cutler to play well since he drafted him in a postseason fantasy football league. He later tweeted that "All I'm saying is that he can finish the game on a hurt knee... I played the whole season on one..."
"I threw out this joke and the backlash came in," Jones-Drew said. "I tried to make it right, but it backfired."
The Bears are still miffed by the tweets. Receiver Earl Bennett, Cutler's teammate at Vanderbilt, called the criticism "very unprofessional." Defensive tackle Anthony Adams labeled it "garbage" and "unfair."
"I expect them to stick up for Cutler," Jones-Drew said. "That's your teammate, that's how this league works. I hope they realize I don't have any hard feelings toward Cutler. I never questioned his toughness. It's not a matter of toughness. You have to be tough to play this game.
"I don't think anyone was questioning his toughness. Some guys were questioning his body language on the sideline at the end of the game. I wasn't even doing that. I was making a joke for the Florida fans and people took it out of context."
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