Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Cutler 'proud' of performance vs. Packers
By Jeff Dickerson
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said Tuesday that he was "proud" of his performance Thursday against the Green Bay Packers when he completed 11-of-27 passes for 126 yards and tossed four interceptions for a passer rating of 28.2.
Despite his four interceptions and 28.2 passer rating, Jay Cutler found some good in his performance against the Packers.
"Looking back at that game and watching it, I'm actually proud of that game," he said Tuesday on “The Jay Cutler Show” on ESPN 1000. "I told (Bears quarterbacks coach) Jeremy Bates that. I thought I fought, I thought I competed hard. (I) made a few errant throws, but whenever we got what we were looking for I put the ball on the money for the most part."
Cutler insisted he never lost his composure against the Packers, despite him seemingly coming emotionally unglued as the Bears surrendered seven sacks which contributed to the quarterback bumping left tackle J'Marcus Webb on the sideline after a heated, one-sided exchange.
Cutler repeatedly said radio host Marc Silverman was "guessing" when Silverman said the quarterback appeared to be bothered during the game.
“I think I had my composure, and I think I had my composure the whole game," Cutler said. “We got beat, we got beat by a good football team. Offensively, it starts with me, so I got to play better, and it trickles down. It started early on in that game and it never got better."
Through two weeks of the regular season, Cutler is the second-lowest rated quarterback in the NFC with a 51.6 completion percentage and a 58.5 passer rating. The only quarterback worse than Cutler from a statistical standpoint is the Arizona Cardinals' John Skelton, who started Week 1 for the Cardinals but suffered an ankle sprain the fourth quarter of the regular season opener and was replaced by Kevin Kolb.