After last night’s horrible performance by Jay Cutler — some of the numbers are mind-boggling — Bears players did what you’d expect them to do: They publicly defended their quarterback. That’s fine. It’s locker room code, or whatever. But it’s the way in which they defended him that is … confusing.â†µ
TE Greg Olson:â†µ
"We’re not really too concerned with what everybody writes about [our quarterback] when they don’t really know what’s going on out there. Stats are misleading. The blame falls on all of us."â†µ
And Versatile Fast Guy Devin Hester:â†µ
“It’s not Jay’s fault. The media’s going to point fingers toward him; they don’t know what they’re talking about." Two defensive players, linebacker Lance Briggs and defensive end Adewale Ogunleye, expressed similar sentiments.â†µ
Proactively bashing the media before they even write anything about the quarterback. Interesting technique. And I guess in some way, I could be considered “media,” so because I don’t know what I’m talking about, I’ll let the video to the speaking for me.â†µ
When you throw the ball into the chest of a defensive lineman in the redzone, that probably isn’t because of a QB-WR miscommunication. But hey, that one where Hester fell down — totally not Cutler’s fault. So there’s that. But then again, what do I know?