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Jay Cutler says he rolled ankle; hip fine

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11:09 PM ET 11.10 | Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was absent from the team's final drives after being pulled from the game because of his latest injury. Cutler was returning from a groin injury, so when he appeared to be hobbled many people believed he had just aggravated the injury. As it turns out, Cutler rolled his ankle earlier in the game and it continued to get worse as the game continued. He underwent x-rays on the injured ankle, but they came back negative.

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November 10, 2013  11:24 PM ET

Trestman should have put Cutler on the bench sooner than he did. Cutler wasn't nearly 100% for much of the second half.

November 11, 2013  09:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Trestman should have put Cutler on the bench sooner than he did. Cutler wasn't nearly 100% for much of the second half.

I agree. I didn't think Cutler should've played at all and definitely should not have played the second half. McCown's proven he's more than capable of taking care of business and should've played the second half and win us that game. I watched Trestman's press conference after the game and saw a very stubborn streak in him. He made excuses that other players didn't do their jobs either. Excuses don't cut it. The QB is the man that drives the team and Cutler's tires were flat. Everybody could see it but him. His job is to win football games, not stubbornly cling to a guy that's obviously hurting, out of some misguided sense of loyalty. His loyalty is to the team and his commitment to winning ought to supersede any loyalty to any individual on the team. It was obvious Cutler wasn't getting it done yet Trestman refused to budge. Not good. I have a sore throat from yelling at the TV. :-(

November 11, 2013  10:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I agree. I didn't think Cutler should've played at all and definitely should not have played the second half. McCown's proven he's more than capable of taking care of business and should've played the second half and win us that game. I watched Trestman's press conference after the game and saw a very stubborn streak in him. He made excuses that other players didn't do their jobs either. Excuses don't cut it. The QB is the man that drives the team and Cutler's tires were flat. Everybody could see it but him. His job is to win football games, not stubbornly cling to a guy that's obviously hurting, out of some misguided sense of loyalty. His loyalty is to the team and his commitment to winning ought to supersede any loyalty to any individual on the team. It was obvious Cutler wasn't getting it done yet Trestman refused to budge. Not good. I have a sore throat from yelling at the TV. :-(

Wait a minute. Cutler was pretty good for a large part of the game and he's not accountable for the mistakes that were made by other players, leaving points out there. (How about the Jeffrey drop?) If they'd made the plays or avoided penalties, the Bears would have won. Agreed that Cutler is a "me first," non-team player: this is a contract year and he's worried that he better be out there rather than McCown. Trestman for his part has got to play the hand that's dealt him, including dealing with a petulant, "me first" starting QB. Cutler is the horse they're going to have to ride if they're going into the playoffs and there is more to coaching than Xs and Os, especially where head-case Jay is involved.

November 11, 2013  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Wait a minute. Cutler was pretty good for a large part of the game and he's not accountable for the mistakes that were made by other players, leaving points out there. (How about the Jeffrey drop?) If they'd made the plays or avoided penalties, the Bears would have won. Agreed that Cutler is a "me first," non-team player: this is a contract year and he's worried that he better be out there rather than McCown. Trestman for his part has got to play the hand that's dealt him, including dealing with a petulant, "me first" starting QB. Cutler is the horse they're going to have to ride if they're going into the playoffs and there is more to coaching than Xs and Os, especially where head-case Jay is involved.

Are you saying Trestman doesn't have the balls to tell 'head-case' to take a seat?

November 11, 2013  10:47 AM ET
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Are you saying Trestman doesn't have the balls to tell 'head-case' to take a seat?

No, I am saying that Trestman has tact enough to realize that a head coach handles a head-case QB who is also a gifted QB - and the only starter you have - with care. Not every nail is driven with a sledgehammer, my friend.

November 11, 2013  01:19 PM ET
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No, I am saying that Trestman has tact enough to realize that a head coach handles a head-case QB who is also a gifted QB - and the only starter you have - with care. Not every nail is driven with a sledgehammer, my friend.

Well ... he could've put some Vaseline on one yesterday and driven it gently in with a rubber mallet. ;-)

November 11, 2013  10:24 PM ET

Re-title: Jay Cutler says he rolled a J, feels fine.

November 11, 2013  11:16 PM ET
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Re-title: Jay Cutler says he rolled a J, feels fine.

That would explain his usual expression.

 
November 12, 2013  12:16 AM ET

thought his problem was his groin not his hip and then his ankle yesterday

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