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Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 01/24/2011

The assassination of the coward Jay Cutler by everyone

By Jason Woodmansee

On Sunday, I watched live as Jay Cutler got HAMMERED on Twitter during the second half of the NFC Championship game. Just killed. The general consensus was that Cutler was soft, heartless, gutless and any number of other unpleasant things. There were some attempts at a defense, making the point that it is usually pretty hard to diagnose knee injuries over the TV, but those were few and far between. It turns out that Cutler has an MCL tear in his knee -- a pretty serious injury. So, the question we need to move to is not about why Cutler was out of the game, but why was everyone so quick to accuse Cutler being a quitter. It all goes back to what I said in October -- Jay Cutler is a jackwagon.

Back when the Redskins played the Bears, that Culter insult was the headline for my game preview. My main point was that Cutler was a jerk and I was glad the Redskins didn’t trade for him (ahh - nuanced discussions about the finer points). But I’m obviously not alone with the perception that Cutler is a pouty, self-serving tool. The idea that he quit fits with that narrative. It doesn’t help when he just kind of stared out into space for the rest of the game, not getting treatment, not helping the other quarterbacks (poor Todd Collins. He did not look like a NFL quarterback out there). He looked like he was sulking. And if you think Cutler is a sulker, it’s easy to jump to conclusions.

Jay Culter has a real reputation problem. Lots of people said things like “[Brett Favre or Ben Roethlisberger or Peyton Manning or Tom Brady] would still be in the game.” We’ll never know if they could have played through an MCL tear. I think we do know that if one of those guys DID go out of the game, no one would ever question his injury.

The real story here is that very few people gave Cutler the benefit of the doubt, which is pretty crazy when you think about it. I mean, it’s the NFC Championship game -- Cutler’s a tool, but he’s not THAT big of a tool. I knew I didn’t like Jay Cutler, but I had no idea that so many other people associated with football felt the same way. While I can’t say I’m happy with the Redskins QB situation (PLEASE DON’T TRADE FOR CARSON PALMER), I’ll say it again - I’m glad they don’t have Jay Cutler.

By Jason Woodmansee  | January 24, 2011; 12:38 PM ET
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Makes perfect sense Jason. I rather have an old veteran QB who throws the football in the dirt and pretends like he's the classiest guy in sports to the media. Or, better yet, it would be much better to have an alleged rapist as our QB whose one three Super Bowls. God help us if we have a player who doesn't smile - the Redskins don't need that kind of baggage. Soooo glad he isn't our quarterback.

Posted by: orange12345 | January 24, 2011 1:46 PM | Report abuse

And in tomorrow's class, children, orange learns the difference between "one" and "won."

Or not ...

Posted by: SenorPlaid | January 24, 2011 2:16 PM | Report abuse

I think the 24/7 Sports Media encourages the mob mentality. Twitter? Who cares what you think. It's clearly posturing for your twiter fans. Nevermind that it is hurtful criticism.

Some sports "journalists" have become experts at doing a hatchet job on just about anybody, or anything.

Posted by: 189AROD | January 24, 2011 4:13 PM | Report abuse

I watched the game and wondered about the extent of the injury to Jay Cutler. I thought it must be pretty serious if he told them he couldn't play in such an important game. My problem wasn't his not playing but his demeanor on the sidelines. They showed him often and at no time did he show any appearnce of being someone that I would want to be leading my team at a critical time. The team was making a spirited comeback and it looked like they might have a chance to tie it up but you would never know it by looking at Jay Cutler. Sorry, that just doesn't cut it for me. If you are able to be on the sideline, you should be doing whatever you can to support the players that are still able to play!

Posted by: bigalross1 | January 24, 2011 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Hey Jason, if Cutler gets shot tomorrow can we blame you since your article included the words "assasinated, hammered, and killed". "You betcha!"

Posted by: woodbinemom | January 24, 2011 7:43 PM | Report abuse

This is the worst dribble the has EVER been posted on this site ......Congrats on taking the toxic talk prize for Jan.

Posted by: CBinDC | January 24, 2011 10:24 PM | Report abuse

And Danny tried his best to move Heaven and Earth to get him here. It would have gone down as another one of that clown's all-time bonehead moves to destroy the football team.

Posted by: stwasm | January 25, 2011 8:17 AM | Report abuse

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