If there's one thing for certain about a team that most analysts have trouble "defining" this season, Jay Cutler is an emotional player. We've seen him toss his helmet as he dejectedly walked to the sideline after a brutal series, curse at his line after they left him for dead, and throw costly interceptions under pressure. But, we've also seen him throw passes that no other quarterback in the NFL could make. We've seen him go down the field with a composure more fitting a quarterback that plays for Indianapolis than Chicago. Most of all, however, we've seen the offense rally behind this guy. That's new to us here in Chicagoland and we've enjoyed it. So, if not just for one game, -- because this could be the last of the season -- let's give Cutler all the support he deserves as the leader of our Bears.
Arguably, Cutler gets the most flack from analysts because he's so talented, and it's hard to think of anyone that has had more criticism flung his way. Despite all the articles stemming from yesterday's press conference lambasting Cutler for a perceived "arrogance"in his answers, I say, that's just Jay being Jay. WHATEVER makes this guy feel more comfortable for Sunday, I say let him have it.
Chicago, I'll be with you donning the blue and orange this week, blurting out, "BEARS!" at anyone wearing the same. Our Bears go to playoff war again on Sunday, and this team -- the entire team -- needs our collective cheer behind them. Even if (when?) he makes a mistake, for crying out loud, don't "boo" him.