Jay Cutler was justified in cursing out J’Marcus Webb
As far as my personal NFL taste is concerned, my skin does not lie in the NFC North, so this is an observation is unbiased in that regard.
As the world at large takes aim at Jay Cutler for another multiple interception game that was loaded with a few of his infamous ‘ did you see that moments,’ we have to ask ourselves ‘was he really that wrong for cussing out offensive lineman J’Marcus Webb?’
Webb amongst the entire offensive line for the Bears did very little…ok nothing to protect Cutler. And the Packers are holding up seven sacks to prove that point.
There’s not even a need to be kind about it, the Packers front seven treated the Bears offensive line like their personal property to destroy and use at will.
The Bears have had problems in this regard for a long time now so Cutler’s decision to ask Webb not-so-politely to get his “head in the game” seemed like a reasonable request.
The world at large is throwing around the leadership word because Cutler’s tirade was caught on tape.
In a game of pure emotion is the suggestion that Cutler should have quietly asked Webb to join him for dinner after the game so that they could assertively find a solution that would prevent Cutler from getting thrown to the ground like a rag doll on a consistent basis?
Cutler can be thrown into a tizzy which leads to him jumping down the rabbit hole of throwing crazy ball after crazy ball and that is something that he has to have a shouting match with himself about.
But it never goes there until the Bears are playing from behind and Cutler has had enough of playing the role of the sacrificial lamb.
Wide receiver Brandon Marshall had moments on Thursday night where he simply looked like he wanted to cry.
It wasn’t after his dropped touchdown either. It was just moments here and there where the camera caught him looking a little bit downtrodden.
Marshall is an emotional guy. Cutler is an emotional guy. The injured Matt Forte is an emotional guy. Rookie Alshon Jeffery must be wondered what he got himself into.
But it doesn’t have to be all of this and it should not have been all of that.
The Bears’ defense came out and stifled the Packers offense.
You can only hold the Packers back for so long but the Bears defense gave their offense plenty of opportunities to work with.
But the Bears’ offensive line was well offensive.
So in the heat of the moment Cutler let a guy have it.
That is a much smaller deal for the Bears as a team than the sins that their offensive line committed last night and has committed in the past.
Cutler made some bone-headed plays on Thursday there is no two ways about it but when the rubber met the road, at the start of the game all hands were on deck except for Chicago’s Big Uglies.
Now former offensive line coach and current offensive coordinator Mike Tice has a few extra days to find a solution to this problem.
Let’s see how the leadership group of this team responds.