Jay Cutler Quit. (Response to Skip Bayless)

Updated: January 26, 2011

I don’t want to hear the excuses Bears fans, Jay Cutler apologists, Skip Bayless, etc.  Your golden child Jay Cutler quit when all the marbles was on the line in the NFC Championship.

I was just reading Skip Bayless’ twitter page and that is what inspired me to write this post. How can you defend Jay Cutler? He quit. He is a quitter. And Sunday wasn’t the first time he quit.

Skip Bayless quickly tweeted “Favre often ripped for playing when shouldn’t have, killing team’s chances. Cutler tried to go, misfired. Drs. said bad idea. Put team 1st.”

First and foremost, stop comparing Brett Favre’s superhuman pain tolerance to Jay Cutler “putting his team first.”  Did Jay REALLY believe TODD COLLINS was going to give his team the best chance to win? Lovie didn’t even believe that and pulled Collins after just FOUR PASS ATTEMPTS.

Let’s see what else Skip had to say on this.

“Cutler’s problem? He’s not sideline actor, grimacing, writhing, phony rah-rah. TV perception is reality. Haters say, “See, not hurt!”

Want to know how everyone knows Jay could have finished the game? Jay still had his helmet. Teams notoriously will steal a player’s helmet if they feel like he is going to seriously hurt himself if he re-enters the game.  Jay was left with his helmet and was free to return at any moment he choose.

“JCutler is as tough physically AND MENTALLY as any NFL QB. No QB has taken more punishment in college & pros. Missed 1 start in 114!”

I agree with this. Jay Cutler typically doesn’t get hurt. But when he does in the BIGGEST GAME OF HIS CAREER…. he can’t suck it up and give his team a shot to win it? Let’s be serious again. No one believes in Todd Collins.

“Because JCutler doesn’t cater to media or fans, he’s now 2nd most hated in NFL to Favre. Billions of haters leaping to say HE QUIT!”

Don’t even try that ad-homenim argument.  Because Jay Cutler isn’t friendly to the media, he all of sudden isn’t a quitter? Makes no sense.  Those qualities are 100% independent of one another. Either people like you or they dont.  Most don’t like Jay Cutler.  Either Cutler quit or he didn’t. He quit. Those events have no bearing on one another!

But Jay Cutler didn’t quit just on Sunday.  He quit on the Broncos in 2009 as well. Before he could even sit down and get things straight with Pat Bowlen and Josh McDaniels, Jay elected to put his house on the market and let Bus Cook do his billing.  He never gave McDaniels or the new staff a chance after they admitted they tried to trade him, but elected not to.  Jay simply QUIT on the organization after McDaniels failed to tell him he was untradable.

Jay Cutler was a quitter in Denver, and now he is a quitter in Chicago as well.  The book on him is being written and it isn’t a feel good story.  It’s the story of a young man who is a habitual quitter, with a bad attitude to boot.


  1. Laptop Battery

    January 27, 2011 at 2:35 am

    AFC champs baby! black & yellow’s going to the superbowl baby <3 take that take that! STEELER NATION

    • dwash

      January 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm

      Maybe if Cutler would have played the Bears would be there too. I’ll tell you this, Big Ben would NEVER come out a championship game unless he was carted off.

  2. Justin A.

    January 27, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Why don’t you try playing a sport as rough as football on a sprained knee? Not as easy as it seems, not to mention it is dangerous and stupid.

    • dwash

      January 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Who’s saying I haven’t?

  3. jon c

    January 27, 2011 at 3:02 am

    Sorry but this was a dumb post.

    • dwash

      January 27, 2011 at 7:56 pm

      Sorry but this was a thoughtless reply.

  4. ja

    January 27, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    You are an idiot. You sit on your couch calling a guy a quitter. Get some common sense and realize this is a game, the guy took the Bears to the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP after pre-season they were predicted to do NOTHING this season. Toughness? Did you watch the Giants game? Were lucky he’s still playing this season. When Brady goes out a season for an injury no one complains they say ” oh oh I hope hes ok!” but when Cutler gets seriously injured people scream for blood. What do you want him to never play again?

    • dwash

      January 27, 2011 at 7:55 pm

      Answer this please, Does Todd Collins or an injured Jay Cutler give you the better chance to win one half of football?

  5. jmoney

    January 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    dwash, you’re a fool. I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion but how about looking at all sides. First of all the fact that he isn’t liked by the media does play into this. All of the shots Fox showed of Cutler were of him standing alone looking uninterested. They did not show him coaching up Hanie (as Hanie reported that he did indeed do). As for taking his helmet, how do you know what the bears would do in this situation? Also, it’s very easy to ask is Todd collins or an injured Jay Cutler gives you the better chance to win, but the type of injury is important. Cutler was not able to plant and deliver a pass with any velocity much less move around the pocket. If you know Cutler and have watched him play you would know his passes rely on unbelievable velocity. Without that Cutler’s passes don’t fit into those tight spaces anymore and he is a liability. One more thing, “when all the marbles was on the line” what’s wrong with this statement?

    • dwash

      January 28, 2011 at 7:52 pm

      Cool. But can you answer my question. For one half of football who do you want?

      Injured Jay Cutler or Todd Collins?

      • jmoney

        January 28, 2011 at 8:18 pm

        Caleb Hanie

  6. Outlaw86

    February 1, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Everyone seems to forget that Jay is a diabetic all of these players who people mention who would have played after being hit by a car can all shot themselves up to ignore the pain DUE TO JAY BEING A TYPE ONE DIABETIC HE CAN’T BE SHOT UP OR TAKE VICODIN. So while Rivers and Big Ben get to go out there up to there eyeballs in Vicodin Jay doesn’t have that option. Btw if you look at the game in the 3rd when he came back to give it a go he through a block on a running play. http://www.youtube.com/user/sportsfansnetwork#p/u/2/YmqOSu0Ngz8

    • dwash

      February 2, 2011 at 11:45 pm

      You bring up some very valid points. Im going to have to think about this deeper and research it more.

  7. dmcsherlock

    February 5, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    dwash, thank you thank you for stepping up to the plate when all the media PC types are covering for Cutler. The Chicago sports media are going wild covering for the guy, doing the Bears’ PR work for the team – it’s disgusting. And yet you are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT in all you say. He quit, that’s it. A couple hours after the game he’s walking up stairs to a private room to eat, then a day or two later he’s walking around LA shopping at Crate and Barrell. Never seen anything like it, and I’ve watched NFL football for years. Name me one other player who skips around after missing a Championship game.

  8. Doc Holiday

    February 6, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Yea f*** the fackers they barley beat a 3rd string QB. Also whoever wrote this article is dumb as …… well as dumb as much as their article is biased. Quitters don’t play pro sports with diabetes . What if this was one of the biased , worthless media’s golden boys? Like say manning or brady , they would go ” OMG he is in fact the toughest person to grace this earth! ” , ” the QB position is the toughest position to play ever in the history of sports “. I could hear it now . And to the person who said the stuff about jay not being able to get pain medication , your hearts in the right place at least. First off they don’t give vicodin through IV , he would of got something more potent. Also reports surfaced yesterday that Jay did receive a pain killer shot for his knee during halftime and INSISTED ON PLAYING. But after the first series of the 2nd half the coaches pulled him because ” they felt he couldn’t protect himself ” .pttt!!! Thinking about it as a real Bears fan that watches every game I still wonder how much he would have been affected throwing the ball because he is always gun slinging off his back foot and side arming it and I’ve also seen some jump passes lol so I think its much more about the coaching staff ignoring they’re own mistakes. Because the only reason we are not headed to texas to beat the steelers is our OFFENSIVE LINE. We almost made it to the Super Bowl with the worst OFFENSIVE LINE IN THE NFL. And if he really was a quitter he would of “quit” after the giants game or shoot its Jay Cutler he probably quit when he started the year with almost the same offensive roster and yet another offensive scheme. Jay Cutler hates you media and you hate him just as the Bears but thats how I like it he isn’t something the media wants him to be ya know some robot!!! blaaa!!! At least he don’t force himself on college girls for the lords sake and the “article writer” wants to oppose Cutler for having a bombshell reality star spouse ??? Or what about the most over-rated player in NFL history thanks to who ??? The media , whoda thought ??? This little pecker head was sexting his little pecker head to some reporter while he has a family . WTF. Of course I’m talking about favre you can’t be the G.O.A.T when you have the INT record too guys , duh. O’yeah one more thing wheres that one guy who got rid of Jay and what was his replacement QBs winning record to Jay’s. Yea thought so you wait till Jay doesn’t have to do acrobatic throws anymore because he has time to throw the ball or he gets a true number one , big , fast ,strong , receiver that can run routes and go get Jay cutler jet missiles out of the air

    • dwash

      February 6, 2011 at 9:19 am

      Why has it taken 2 weeks for all this additional info to get out? The Bears PR team is working overtime….