As stated a million times in a million different articles, I’m a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and being a Steelers fan whose team is about to play in another SuperBowl, I can tell you I’m pretty psyched over it. With a two week layover between the AFC Championship and the big game (where we will win number 7 of course), I try to fill my impatience with listening to experts analyze and dissect the upcoming event. Only one problem though, every time I turn on my radio all I hear is about Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Getting you up to date on the situation, Cutler received a partial tear to his MCI (ie a leg injury) and was unable to play much in the second half. Because he wasn’t carted off the field and was roaming the sidelines without crutches or huge icebags on his leg, people have been calling him out for a lack of toughness. Not just any people either, but actual NFL players, which is unheard of.
This situation has led to tons of speculation and analyzation about Cutler and his ability to lead and I, for one, am just a little sick of hearing it all. I want to be basking in the praise for my team heading to the SuperBowl, not listening to one guy defending Cutler while another rips him a new a-hole. I don’t need to hear about his attitude, his type-1 diabetes, or his past problems with commitment and the Denver Broncos.
Look, the guy was injured and the tests afterwords proved it. Yes, he could have been a little more involved in the game from a scheming aspect after he was yanked instead of pouting on the sidelines but is his actions really bad enough to be still talking about it four days after the Fact?
Just back off him. The Bears season is over and the Steelers….er….the two teams remaining deserve to get all the media attention. They, out of 32 teams, are all that remains of this season and the focus should be on them. Heck, it may even be the last football game we get to watch in a while if a new CBA doesn’t get done and a strike happens.
So just chill out, sit back, and enjoy the hoopla surrounding SuperBowl XLV…and stop talking about Jay FREAKING Cutler already!!!