Ex-Packer Koch tees up Cutler, Smith, Orton
January 26, 2011 9:45 AM | 2 Comments
Former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman Greg Koch joined the chorus of Jay Cutler critics this week and managed to insult women,
Bears coach Lovie Smith and former Bears quarterback Kyle Orton in the process.
Appearing on KILT radio in Houston, Koch ripped Cutler for leaving the NFC Championship Game because of a knee injury, saying,
"Man, I just never thought that his tampon would fall out on national TV. ... If you're a professional athlete,
you answer the bell until they tell you there's no way you can play. You can brace that thing.
"Nobody would've kept Tom Brady off the field if he wanted to play.
Nobody would've kept Peyton Manning off the field.
Then you don't just sit on the sideline and ride a bike like a little girl. ... I've never seen anything like it.
If that's the guy leading your team, you deserve a coach named Lovie."
Told by the radio show hosts that Cutler was diagnosed with a Grade 2 MCL sprain,
Koch said it didn't matter.
"This isn't a normal profession where you go, 'I've got the flu and I'm not coming in today,' " Koch said. "There are times you just gotta gut it up, shoot it up and play.
It's the NFC Championship Game. ... If it comes out that he needs surgery,
then maybe I need to take some of this back.
But right now, I'm seeing it as a strained ligament and I've seen a lot of guys play with a lot worse."
Koch even went so far as to criticize Cutler's facial appearance.
"If there's two guys who do not look like an NFL quarterback,
if you just look at their mug, it's Jay Cutler and Kyle Orton, and they traded these two slobs for each other," Koch said.