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John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

Posted on: January 28, 2011 11:11 am
Posted by Andy Benoit

John Madden is as passionate about football as anyone alive. Still, it’s not often that he gets riled up. J. Madden (US Presswire)

Appearing Thursday on Sirius radio, the legendary commentator sounded off on the Jay Cutler criticism. Here’s what Madden said (via Pro Football Talk):

“I’ve been in football for over 50 years. I’ve never questioned a player’s toughness. I never have.  Whether it was in coaching, broadcasting, whatever.

“There’s no one in the NFL that has a tougher job to do than Jay Cutler. I think playing quarterback in the NFL is the toughest thing you can do. I think throwing a forward pass and having guys rushing you and hitting you when you’re looking downfield and throwing the ball is the toughest act you have to do.”

After talking about how Cutler plays with Type 1 diabetes, Madden picked up the intensity.

“And then people are looking at him, they put a camera on him, and they say they don’t like his demeanor,” he said. “Demeanor hell!
“Live a day in his shoes. Type I diabetes is not a daytime thing.  It’s not a week thing.  It’s not a month thing.  It’s a life thing.  And it’s every day, and it’s every day for 24 hours.”

Madden’s grandson suffers from Type 1 diabetes.

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Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2011 3:36 pm

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

    Doggone it, Cutler brings much of this on himself - due to his attitude of elitism and arrogance. His ego leads the way for him to attempt to force the ball into tight windows and double coverages.
    He'd do alot better by just letting go and becoming part of the team, humble in being part of 53 guys all wanting the same thing.

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2011 3:35 pm

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

Madden is the man. As for my own comments, leave Cutler alone.  He did much more than all but maybe 5-6 other QBs could have done with that Bears squad...and being a Wisconsinite, I can tell you that when I encounter Bears/Cubs (i.e. people from Illinios) fan, they can be really harsh in terms of the teams they support.  Half of you critics couldnt walk a block in the Chicago spotlight. 

As for this Sithlord...can we please stop assuming he is young?  I mean, no one really got into the new Star Wars, that fan base was created in the 70s and 80s.  I would assume he is, at the very least, in his mid-to-late 30s...on his computer in his moms basement? Maybe.

Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2011 3:23 pm

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

>>>Does he think Favre would've allowed himself to be taken out of the game ? 

Different scenario. Favre was chasing all those records and would not allow those to be broken - and he was too popular with the fans to take out.

How many games did he lose for his team because he shouldn't have been out on the field? I can name at least two critical games he lost the Vikings.

>>>As we all know, Madden has Type 3 diabetes, the same kind curmudgeony old farts weighing 400 lbs (like John Madden and Wilford Brimley have).

How old are you, 20? When you get to his age, you'll weigh just as much.

Since: May 10, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2011 3:22 pm

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

Ha ha ha ha "Sithlord06" calling out John Madden as an "old coach removed from the game".  Madded played football, coached football (which got him in the HOF), and has announced football (and the HOF honored him for this too).  Heck, he's even spent countless hours being a consultant to his video game with his namesake on it.  Listen Star Wars geek, he knows more football than every person commenting in this thread combined and multiplied by 4874!  He has the clout to comment on anything related to football until the day he dies.  Get real Sithlord06!...and nice name loser!  Ohhhhh.....sithlord06 is bashing a football icon from his basement computer while living at home with his mama.  Awesome.

Since: Jan 12, 2011
Posted on: January 28, 2011 3:21 pm

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

As the great Pat Summeral used to say..."Thanks John". Cutler needs no excuses even though he may have some. He is a great quarterback who took his team to the NFC Championship game. The Packers outplayed the Bears and beat up on Cutler and they deserved to win that game. So until you Cutler haters have 300 pound guys hitting you as hard as they can for a living you can all shut your mouths. And might I add I am not a Cutler fan.

Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2011 3:21 pm

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

When facts get in the way of your opinion, just scream louder.That's great; a half wits way to argue.  I worked with a couple people like that.  The first day the news came people were saying if he had something show up on an MRI then they would side with him.  When the MRI came back and had shown damage; it wasn't bad enough of an injury at that point.  People who are born with illnesses have a higher tolerance for pain.  They have struggled more than the average individual and in most cases have put up with more discomfort throughout life.  This dulls the pain of anything that is not life threatening.  Therefore his demeanor on the sidelines.  He doesn't roll around like a little baby or wince in pain because he knows the knee is fixable so it is laughable in comparison to his disease.  What I saw was a guy that was angry he got the short end of the stick by being injured in a very important game.  Imagine the feeling you would have if you made it to the NFC championship game and you get your knee taken out in the first half and end up throwing like a girl.  I would be pretty angry myself.  Mark Schlereth would drag himself back out there even if he was a QB missing an arm; even at the detriment of his team.  What a loser....he made sure to mention that HE was a three time WORLD champion.  hahahahahah........Is there American football anywhere else?  No; so that would make your TEAM United States Champs.  Hard to include the world if they don't play yet.

Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2011 3:13 pm

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

I'd say winning their division, and taking them to one game before the super bowl makes him a 'winner'.  Especially with his terrible recieving corps.

Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2011 3:10 pm

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

"Don't let an old coach ... talk about toughness.

Oh, and while we're at it (lest we be accused of beng hypocrites!) we shouldn't let a kid with a nickname like "Sithlord" (must be some pimply-faced teen living in mama's basement) talk about an "old coach" who talks about toughness.

Second thought, we'll let the punk talk, but only after s/he posts online her/his credentials to run her/his pie-hole about something *s/he* probably knows precious *little* about.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2011 2:58 pm

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

Sorry John, but the fight has been lost.  The stupid and the ignorant have won this battle.  When facts get in the way of your opinion, just scream louder.  Isn't that right, ESPN?  BOOYAH!

Since: Nov 15, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2011 2:38 pm

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

And yes I know Cutler never did, but how many QB's have taken Vandy to a bowl game in recent history? 1?

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