Still Debating Jay Cutler
It’s been five days since the Packers ended the Bears season in the NFC Championship Game, but people are still talking about whether or not Jay Cutler wimped out by not finishing the game on his sprained MCL. For the record, I don’t think a guy gets to the level Cutler is at by not having a significant amount of drive and determination, and a huge amount of sack. Professional football remains a genuine Man’s Game–anyone who straps it on in the NFL has more than a modicum of stones and a ton of desire.
I could see there being questions raised about Cutler had he opted out in Week 3 or Week 6, or decided to sit out in Week 11 if his team was out of playoff contention. But it makes no sense that he would go all soft and squishy in the second half of a Championship contest that results in a berth in the sport’s ultimate game. Why would a guy who endured 57 sacks all season and was knocked out of a game earlier in the year lose his grit when all he sacrificed for was within reach?
I think the players and fans who are questioning this guy need to check themselves.