Jay Cutler on Mike Martz: “Tell him I said (bleep) him”

Things are getting very interesting around Halas Hall these days. Last week, Jay Cutler called out the obvious idiocy of asking him to take seven step drops with sub-par receivers and a patchwork line made up mostly of journeymen, who together perform about as well as you would expect sub-par receivers and a patchwork line made up mostly of journeymen to perform.

Meaning that Cutler gets his face pushed into the turf many, many times per game. Apparently, he’s not a big fan.

And then on Sunday night, against the Vikings …

The NBC field microphone and camera picked up the voice of Cutler telling quarterbacks coach Shane Day to relay a message to Martz in a Soldier Field booth: “Tell him I said (blank) him.”

Seems like Mr. Cutler has had it up to here (points over head) with the Martz Magic and how badly he gets beat up every week because of it.

And he ain’t backin’ down, neither:

Asked if he regretted what he said, Cutler replied, “No.”

Cutler’s exactly right, and good for him, because anybody who says “tell him I said (bleep) him” about the sainted Mike Martz is OK with me. I say it myself a few times per game!

via Cutler: No regrets for directing obscenity at Martz – chicagotribune.com.

  1. I like Jay Cutler but I love what the Bears are doing with their O-line. I wouldn’t really call it journeymen. Outside of Garza the starters are all in their 4th year or less in the NFL. Frank Omiyale is just holding Carimi’s spot down.
    Everyone raves about the Packers line, but they all forget the first year Aaron Rodgers was the man in Green Bay. He took a pounding that year as a young offensive line was trying to find its way.

  2. Thanks for your comments. Yeah, the O-line did do a pretty good job this week – but how much of that was because the play calling changed, which probably doesn’t happen without Cutler’s insistence and public thrashing of Martz? I dunno, but it sure seems like Cutler nailed it. Also, agreed, Carimi will be a stud, and Garza has been reliable for years, but the rest of it is mostly a mess. And it reflects very poorly on Angelo, whose judgments have led us to this point. That’s really the point here: Angelo has put the team in a bad spot, where even with a good/great defense, and a decent QB and great RB, they struggle more often than not.