Jay Cutler Is Tougher Than You Thought

How Cutler is now proving most people wrong

Written by Josh Hoffert (@WhatTheHOFF)
Jay Cutler

Cutler can take a hit

For years now, people have been accusing Jay Cutler of being high tempered and fragile.  Those people were only half right.  That may all be changing now though, as we see the new Marc Trestman era roll in.

Jay Cutler seems to be a happier man these days.  That’s likely because Marc Trestman has been able to protect the Chicago Bears quarterback much better than in recent years.  During the 2010 season, Jay was sacked 52 times.  That’s enough to make anyone grumpy.

It was during that seasons’s NFC Championship game that Cutler injured his knee and stood on the sidelines for the rest of the game.  He caught a lot of heat for that as fans questioned his toughness and will to win.

Personally, I have liked Cutler since he came into the league in 2006 with the Denver Broncos.  He plays with passion and a toughness many don’t see.  It was on Sunday night that Cutler put that toughness on display for everyone to see.  During the game, he dropped back and ended up scrambling.  Instead of taking the easy way out by sliding, he decided to lead his team in an unspoken manner.  He put a shot on Steelers safety Robert Golden.  Never mind the video quality here, this is the best I could find:

Perhaps people won’t be questioning Cutler’s toughness anymore.  Of course there is the question as to whether Jay should have just slid like other players of the position do.  But you can’t have the best of both worlds.  Perhaps he just needed to show his team and Chicago fans when he can do.

Meanwhile, the Bears have done a great job protecting their QB this year, allowing just three sacks in three games.  Credit for that can be given to “Willy Wonka”, as Martellus Bennett calls Marc Trestman.  If you ask me, he looks a lot more like Aurthur Slugworth…







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