During the Chicago Bears’ loss to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night, Jay Cutler had a meltdown. Both on and off the field, Cutler was a total mess.
His off-the-field ire was directed toward left tackle J’Marcus Webb. Cutler berated his offensive lineman in the first half for allowing a sack. Later in the game, he again had words for Webb and then shoved his way past him. It was a display that received a lot of criticism in the media.
Yet it appears even his teammates feel his behavior crossed the line.
“I don’t think you can act like that,” Bears cornerback D.J. Moore said this afternoon. “To make it seem like it’s just my fault or what not, I think it’s just wrong, though, honestly. I would feel some kind of way if he was to do me like that, to make it seem like, ‘Well, the reason I’m having a bad game is because is what you’re doing and not about me taking accountability for myself because I’m throwing these type of passes and doing these type of reads.’ It’s a tough situation.’’
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was also seen reaming at one of his wideouts during the game, yet Cutler has been the only one to receive widespread criticism. It’s the type of one-sided criticism Cutler has dealt with throughout his career but Moore said this time it was warranted.
“Sometimes, but when you act like that, though, with your own teammates on the sideline, it’s just something different that you normally wouldn’t do. You might say it in the locker room or something, but to do it like he did, that’s something different. I don’t know, it’s just weird."
Moore said, despite the episode, he doesn’t expect Cutler to hold back going forward.
“Not really. I didn’t know it really happened until I looked on TV, and it kind of made you feel a certain way a little bit. But he is what he is. He’s always been that way so I wouldn’t expect him to change."
Moore said it’s unlikely Cutler will address the team regarding this situation.
“It’s just him. That’s the type of guy he is. He’s not going to hold anything back. If he were to talk to the team you would feel weird about it because it’s really not his thing, though."
Despite his comments, Moore downplayed the significance of the incident.
“The quarterback? Quarterback and he makes a lot of money, and he can throw the ball? He’ll be alright. He’ll throw a couple passes and they’ll forget about it next week."
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