Monday, January 24, 2011

Jay Cutler's "Phantom" Knee Injury

The viral whispers have already begun in the Twitterverse. Big Ed Schultz, apologist for sextKING Bret Favre, is all but calling Cutler a heartless quitter. As if he didn't have more important things to worry about, like for example, whether his independent liberal voice will be respected by new MSNBC owners COMCAST. Athletes don't ordinarily play through a knee injury. Bumps and bruises, a bloody nose, elbow, chin, yeah. The knees, the head. NO.

And as is said very well here, it's not as if Cutler has shown himself to be a quitter. He played 15 of 16 games. He was out with a concussion on the game missed, after taking a beating, 52 sacks this season, the most by any quarterback. Some reports are insinuating that Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said something about it to Cutler on the sidelines. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King inferred Urlacher “said something to Cutler on sidelines. Cutler, caped, walking around. Bizarre. Cutler is going to have a lot to address.”

So? It was such a cheap shot, among many others, that Urlacher spoke out in defense of Cutler:
"Jay was hurt. I don't question his toughness. He's tough as hell. He's one of the toughest players on our football team. He doesn't bitch, he doesn't complain when he gets hit. He goes out there and plays his ass off every Sunday. He practices every single day, so no, we don't question his toughness."
Breaking News: JAY CUTLER HAS TORN MCL. So maybe the armchair critics and couch potatos ought to cool their criticism until all the facts are out on the extent of Jay's injury.

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