Monday, December 17, 2012
Cutler Show: Jay doesn't blame fans, media
Jay Cutler said Monday that neither the fans nor the media are to blame for criticizing a Chicago Bears team that has lost five of its last six games.
During "The Jay Cutler Show" on ESPN 1000, Cutler responded to remarks made by teammate Brian Urlacher, who said it was unbelievable how fans at Soldier Field on Sunday booed the Bears during their 21-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Urlacher, who couldn't play because of an injured hamstring, also ripped the media for calling for the ouster of head coach Lovie Smith.
"Frustration sets in," Cutler said. "You're at a point in the season when you're on a little skid. I know Brian's frustrated he can't be out there and help us, and do that. So I think everyone in that locker room is supporting Lovie and we'll see what happens.
"That's the last of our worries. We have to worry about Arizona."
As far as the fans and media, Cutler has a different take on the criticism.
"I'm jaded by it," said Cutler, who said Chicago fans are fair. "I don't understand why we're going to get frustrated with it at this point.
"The fans they have a reason to boo, we're not playing well. You can't blame them. The media, we're giving them a lot of ammo right now, guys are doing a lot of talking and we're not playing very well. At the end of the day, it falls back on us."