Is Cutler damaging his career with temper tantrums?
We all know that the NFL is a dog eat dog world. You can be on top of your game one week and then forced to sit out the next three games on an injured knee. Like any ‘job’ the stress and the expectations to perform 100% all the time can get to your head. With the recent headliners of the Bounty Scandal with the New Orleans Saints, or the numerous reports of players breaking the law. You begin to wonder where the minds of our favorite players are, and if they have what it takes to stay in the game.
With recent reports in regards to Jay Cutler’s actions, rather temper tantrums you begin to wonder if he is doing himself an injustice in the world of football. Is he good enough to withstand the downfall of his reputation as being a whiny, spoiled brat and sore loser? Perhaps bumping left tackle J. Marcus Webb was the beginning of the end. Fellow players feel that Cutler is never willing to look at where he went wrong in a game, or where he could have played better. He is more apt to point the finger at someone else. ”I think it’s just wrong, though honestly,” defensive back D.J. Moore said. “I would feel the same kind of way if he was to do me like that. It would make it seem like, well, the reason I’m having a bad game is because it’s what you’re doing and not me taking accountability for myself because I’m throwing these type of passes or doing this type of read. So it’s just a tough situation.”
At the end of Cutlers contract, based on his current standings as QB and his poor attitude, would it be likely that based off his reputation not being picked up again? Its a possibility. With all the new talent picked up during the drafts and the competitiveness of the game you would think he would want to be on his best behavior, especially with fellow team mates. Lovie Smith commented on his opinion of Jay Cutler again after the controversy concerning how Jay Cutler conducted himself during the Green Bay Packers game.
“It’s pretty simple: I like Jay Cutler and everything that he is,’’ Smith said. “I’m not trying to trade any of our players. The week before, I didn’t hear an awful lot of this stuff. We were talking about how good we were and how we were playing. So we’ll get back to that.The focus is on the play on the field. That’s what I was disappointed in — our play, how we as coaches prepared our guys and the way we played. But we’ll correct that. We’ve lost games before. We’re not the only team that has lost a big game that we thought we would win. But we’ll bounce back.’’
Will Lovie Smith put the fear back into Cutler and keep him in line? The tantrums and poor attitude are disappointing especially with the recent birth of his son. You would expect Cutler to be on top of the world and excited as a new father to play with a new level of maturity. When someone becomes a father, the level of responsibility increases and you expect to see a change. Poor attitude and temper tantrums are not a good way to be known in the NFL with the competitiveness and the new talent every year. Cutler could risk being replaced with a more tolerant, more mature QB who has a better personality with playing with different team mates. Cutler has the attitude that he is king of the castle, he needs to be brought down a level.