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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: Nov 16, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2011 11:38 am

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

THANK YOU Madden, finally someone with some sense chimes in.

Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: January 28, 2011 11:35 am

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

I love Madden & miss his commentary.  Today we get the Joke Bucks & Troy Aikmans.. and they all sound alike.  All bland as hell & really don't offer anything except no stop jibberish.  Sometimes its great just to mute the game when a guy like Goose & Moose are trying to talk about something.  Nothing says low ratings like Phil Simms & his poor man's "Iron" award.  No emotions, just constant talking.  I miss talented & emotional broadcasters.  People go to bars to watch the games, not for the high dollar beer, but to have people yelling so as to drown out the mono tone "broadcasters"...

Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2011 11:33 am

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

Football has two Demi Gods  John Madden and Keith Jackson they seem to be the voice of football.  When Madden, in this case, sticks up for a player maybe everyone should just HUUUUUUUsh! 

Let it go to rest. 

For the record I am not a Cutler fan but if he played for the lions I would be!

Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2011 11:31 am

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

I agree, but that Dumbass Cutler coould have avoided most of this by not having that Pout Pout look on his face during the game, but I've never seen any other expression from him other than blaming WR's for his frequent INT's.

Some QB's are natural winners, like that sexual predator in Pittsburgh, some are just born losers, like Cutler.

Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: January 28, 2011 11:18 am

John Madden sounds off on Cutler critics

Take that Deion Sanders, Mark Schlereth, and the rest .... you idiots are all bigger idiots for saying what you did.  BEFORE YOU EVEN KNEW the facts.  Now that Madden of all people has called you out, you should be fired.  You won't be, but many fans at this point forward will hopefully not appeciate what you say or take your analysis seriously from now on.  I sure won't because of the terrible remarks you all made.  I'm not a Cutler fan, but WOW did many of you NFL a holes speak out of turn! eye! 

Glad Madden said this.  Since he's a football "almighty" (or something) it's worth noting on the parchment with a quill pen.  


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