Was Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler wrong for what he did to teammate J'Marcus Webb in last Thursday's loss to the Green Bay Packers?
Let me refresh your memory just in case you forgot what happened.
During the second quarter at Lambeau Field, Webb was unable to block Green Bay's Clay Matthews, which resulted in a sack. While on the sideline, Cutler was seen yelling at Webb, and ended his complaining by shoving the 6' 7", 333 pounder in disgust.
Now I ask again, was Cutler wrong? If you ask me, yes he was.
No, I don't see anything wrong with a quarterback getting angry and telling his teammates about not doing their job, but getting physical is just too much.
I've seen plenty of quarterbacks in the NFL get in the face of his teammates for playing poorly. Great quarterbacks like Troy Aikman and Steve Young are prime examples of that. They demanded the best out of their teammates, and as a result won championships. So in that regard, I'm happy to see Cutler act in such a way.
However, regardless of how poorly a teammate is playing, no quarterback should show the blatant disrespect that Cutler displayed.
For Cutler's sake, I hope that he is smart enough not to do that to anyone anymore. Cutler was lucky that Webb, a man who is twice his size, didn't retaliate. Had that been some one like Olin Kreutz, a former Bears offensive lineman, Cutler would probably be on the injured list for what Kreutz would have probably done to him.
Bottom line, I hope that Cutler keeps the intensity up, but at the same time have control. I have a feeling that this incident might bring out the best in Webb at the left tackle position, and the Bears' o-line will finally get some cohesiveness in their pass protection.
Clyde A. Speller
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