- 01/24/2011, 02:37PM ET
+JGirl+ said 01/24, 02:37 PM
I took a few bits from my recent blog to create this throwdown argument:
Jay Cutler, weak? I certainly don???t think so. The man plays with Type 1 diabetes, he???s been sacked 57 times this year alone and yet he has not complained about it. Still questioning him? He took a shot to the chin and still stayed in the game. He???s been dinged and bruised ??? he still played. Still questioning him? I remember last season when he took a hit during their game against the Browns. Cutler bit down on his tongue and the blood was everywhere ??? he still played. Still questioning him?
And for the players to question Cutler is even funnier.
Jones-Drew's team has FAILED to even make the playoffs.
Aaron Curry GOT BEAT by Cutler just a week before.
Darnell Dockett has a quarterback that was too busy laughing on MNF while his team was getting beat.
Deion Sanders sat out two seasons with turf toe.
Hell, even an NBA player chimed in - Matt Barnes questioned Jay and I question him for beating up his girlfriend.
People hate him because he is not as personable as other quarterbacks. He WILL NEVER KISS UP to the media. He will never be liked but there is NO reason to question his toughness.
Grue said 01/24, 03:48 PM
It seems we have an issue on interpretation. Questioning toughness falls under my"Pursuit of happiness" clause in the Ten Commandments.
1. Able to withstand great strain without tearing or breaking; strong and resilient:
2. Hard to cut or chew
Cutler bit down on his tongue and the blood was everywhere
A tough player would not bleed. If Chuck Norris bit his own tongue, his teeth would get sharper like a knife on a whetstone. His tongue is easy to chew.
3. Physically hardy; rugged:
The man plays with Type 1 diabetes
A tough player would withstand up to type 7 diabetes without flinching. Yet Cutler allows the disease to exist.
5. Aggressive; pugnacious. Inclined to violent or disruptive behavior; rowdy or rough.
he's been sacked 57 times this year alone and yet he has not complained about it.
A tough player would get rowdy and rough and pugnacious with sackers. Not take the punishment without complaint.
6. Demanding or troubling; difficult:
He didn't give the Packers any trouble at all.
+JGirl+ said 01/24, 09:50 PM
I understand you wanted to have fun with this throwdown but I'm gonna be more serious about this.
I've watched several analysts tackle this whole situation today and almost everyone was blasting Cutler. There were few people who came to his defense. I went back to check the game -Cutler was walking around the sideline and using the exercise bike, I knew he could be able to come out. Roethlisberger and Vick would have played through an injury like that. So I can see why he is being questioned. But the attacks are completely out of line by those players.
But what bothered me most was when the guys harped on Cutler not being a good enough "sideline cheerleader." Cutler has NEVER been one to be a sideline cheerleader. They even said he did not talk to Caleb Hanie or Todd Collins to get them going. THAT IS FALSE. If people watched closely he is on the sidelines talking to both quarterbacks. Even Caleb Hanie stated himself that Cutler was there to talk to him on the sidelines.
It bothers me that they question him as a good teammate and whether he is tough. People think Cutler has leadership problems but I think he is a decent leader (and that's another argument for another day)
Grue said 01/24, 10:02 PM
The athletes with toughness show it in championships. There is no other day to fight. There is not a game in the future more important. You step up NOW.
Every single starter on that field has played hurt at somepoint in the last 20 weeks. Every single player in the NFL shows toughness for playing one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet. So, by definition, every NFL player IS tough.
BUT toughness is relative. Toughness has a greater standard in championships.
There is a common line in sports: Hurt or Injured.
Professional athletes are supposed to play hurt. But the bigger the stage, the bigger the expectations that a player will PUSH that hurt-injured line.
We expect it.
We crave it. We demand it.
Then once the achievement is over, we HONOR it.
When the going gets tough, the tough step up.
These are the times when good players become great players by gritting it out with toughness.
Cutler showed no toughness. No heart. He pulled himself.
Grue said 01/25, 08:29 AM
I see how it is.
You go two periods, throw in a token effort after the break, and let someone else finish your argument for you.
In the post argument presser, you admit "Im not looking to win this." and somehow expect to garner sympathy.
No wonder you like the guy.
Here's the problem with Bayless. He's WRONG. The Bears tried to spin it and Bayless bought it. The doctors did not pull him.
CUTLER: "Um, we gave it a go there that first series, but I couldn't really plant and throw, um, so, you know, they kinda pulled me."
Um. So. You know. Kinda pulled?
The doctors sent Jay onto the field! No, Jay, you went back to the sidleine and whined. If Jay Cutler says "It's good." then he stays in the game.
Being "hot" in your eyes makes his actions acceptable. Well, a pretty face doesn't make you tough.
Man up, Cutler. You're paid millions to lay it on the line.
I think THIS says it best.
Maybe we should chug on over to mamby-pamby land and maybe we can vote left.
Cutler's a jackwagon.
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