Chicago Bears: Charles Barkley

Barkley: People love to hate Cutler, A-Rod

October, 22, 2012
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Charles Barkley has noticed a similarity between Jay Cutler and Alex Rodriguez, and it's not one either player would covet.

"I think A-Rod is actually in the Jay Cutler category, people just love to hate on him," Barkley said Monday on ESPN 1000's "The Waddle & Silvy Show." "If you look at (Rodriguez being benched in the ALCS) from the outside looking in, there were guys hitting less than A-Rod who nobody even mentioned. There are just certain guys that people ... that they just don't like him. ... And I think Jay Cutler, unfortunately, he's in that category, like 'We're not going to like him no matter what.'"

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Barkley: Cutler needs to 'win big' to be liked

September, 20, 2012
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, like the Dallas Cowboys' Tony Romo, won't be liked until he wins "big," Charles Barkley said on Thursday.

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"For some reason people don't like them and until they win big, every little thing they do is going to be over-criticized," Barkley said on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000. "Same thing with LeBron (James). There are certain people that the media just don't like ... We've all yelled at coaches and players in the heat of the moment. Is it something personal? No, it's a very emotional game."

Cutler was seen screaming at J'Marcus Webb and later bumped his left tackle during the Bears' 23-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sept. 13. Bears nickel back D.J. Moore said on Monday that Cutler was wrong for making contact with Webb.

After admitting he shouldn't have shoved Webb, Cutler said Wednesday that he is moving on from the incident. Barkley said that won't be a problem for the players.

"Players don't care about that stuff," Barkley said. "It's the people in the media that keep it going. They want to keep it going because, especially in football, you've got a whole week in between games and there's nothing going on. It makes great 'Who's side are you on?' (debate). But players don't think about that. They always talk about bulletin board material. If I had a coach who sucked so bad he had to bring me something somebody said about me on TV or in the newspaper, I'd punch him in the head."

Barkley's plea: Stop Tebow madness

December, 9, 2011

As the Bears try to stop Tim Tebow from his sixth straight victory on Sunday amid a fever pitch of attention on the polarizing Denver Broncos quarterback, Charles Barkley made a plea to Chicago: Stop the madness.

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Barkley rips critics of Cutler

January, 25, 2011
Charles Barkley was at Soldier Field on Sunday for the NFC Championship Game, and he said he knew Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was going to get criticized for leaving the game in the third quarter with a knee injury.

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