In a 34-18 victoryover the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night, he showed up Mike Tice on the sidelines, jumping up and stalking off the moment Tice sat down next to him in an attempt to, you know, coach him up and work out the speed at which players were being given to Cutler.
“I don’t have to sit by him the whole game, do I?” Cutler asked reporters afterward, in that special way of his. “I know you guys have to sell papers. It’s hard out there. But you can’t blow up every headline. Things happen during football games. Just because I walk off and go get water doesn’t mean much.”
Indeed, it wouldn’t — if some variation of this didn’t seem to happen publicly nearly every single week. On his weekly radio show, Cutler dismissed the criticism.
“They take a 10-second clip and blow it out of proportion,” Cutler said (via the Chicago Tribune). “It’s unfortunate these things get so much attention. It happens on a weekly basis with teams and players. … I don’t want to talk about it. …. If I yell on the sidelines, I get killed. If I don’t say anything, I get killed. It’s a no-win situation.
“I think at the end of the day there is so much competition in the media … it is what it is. Mike and I are good. He’s my guy and he has my full support.
“I don’t have to sit by him the whole game, do I?” Now that is funny!!