Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cutler completes one of two apologies to his lineman

Posted By on 09.19.12 at 10:11 AM

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  • Curtis Lehmkuhl/Sun-Times
Bears QB Jay Cutler yesterday allowed that he "probably shouldn’t have bumped" his teammate, left tackle J’Marcus Webb, on the sidelines during last Thursday's game against the Packers. Webb had failed to block a Packer rusher, resulting in a Cutler sack, and Cutler had yelled at him on the sidelines before shoulder-bumping him.

As the Sun-Times reports, Cutler said he didn't regret berating Webb, and wouldn't have minded if Webb had pushed him back. The QB made his comments on his radio show on WMVP-AM (1000). Webb has declined to talk about the episode. Cutler had told reporters after the game, "When we’re not doing things the right way consistently, I’m going to say something. If they want a quarterback that doesn’t care, they can go get somebody else.’’

Cutler completed only 11 of 27 against Green Bay, but that doesn't count the four passes he completed to the Packers. He slings darts, which means his interceptions arrive quickly. Before the game, Cutler had sarcastically wished the Pack secondary good luck against the Bears' passing game. Packer defensive back Charles Woodson told ESPN after the game, "We don't need luck; Jay will throw us the ball."

On his radio show, Cutler said his incident with Webb had "been blown up probably a little bit bigger than any of us expected, but that’s what you have to expect out of the media.’’

The media have also blown up football bigger than anyone expected, which is what allows Cutler to make $10 million a year for serving the ball to opponents.

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